One Baltimore #39, Dane Swinton, Part Two

3/2/20 “I think my life is pretty boring if I’m not helping people.” – Dante C. Swinton Last week, I shared the first part of my interview with mayoral candidate Dante Swinton (, in which we talked about the city’s shitty air quality, his work to improve it, and how transitioning to a zero waste … Continue reading One Baltimore #39, Dane Swinton, Part Two

UPDATE: Regaining Control

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about why Baltimore City's police force was taken over by the state in 1860 ( and how and why advocates are fighting to get it back ( Well, on Monday, Senator Carter DID submit a bill for local control to the state legislature, SB 1057 (! However, because … Continue reading UPDATE: Regaining Control

One Baltimore #38, Dante Swinton, Part 1

2/24/20 It’s a crowded Mayoral race this year, with seven Republicans and twenty-four Democrats set to appear on their respective ballots on April 28th. You can hear from many of them tonight at the Baltimore Blue + Green + Just Candidates’ Forum on Environment & Equity ( It should be an opportunity for Dante C. … Continue reading One Baltimore #38, Dante Swinton, Part 1

One Baltimore #37, Regaining Control

2/17/20 In last week’s column (, I delved into why the State of Maryland took over the Baltimore Police Department after a decade of elections marred by violence. It made sense at the time… but that time was a full hundred and sixty years ago, and the state never gave us back full authority over … Continue reading One Baltimore #37, Regaining Control