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Wednesday, May 25, 2005


In Maryland politics, the Sun has a piece on Howard County Executive Robey's political future.

Of great interest is the continued discussion about the future of the labor movement. If you want a pretty good backgrounder, check out the American Prospect. As is par, there is little that is particularly insightful or new about the piece, but it will catch you up. More interesting to those who want the inside scoop is the web log Working Life.

Would it surprise you to know that some magazines or newspapers have special arrangements with their advertisers to give them advance notice of stories related to their business and a chance to pull their ads? Be surprised.