Matthew Loftus

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What West Baltimore Needs

Local leadership plus outside capital might stop the next riot.
Matthew Loftus July 11, 2016

Building the Virtuous Neighborhood

Insulting the deindustrialized working class won't help them. Living in community with them might.
Matthew Loftus March 23, 2016

Why Bernie Sanders Shouldn’t Call Baltimore ‘Third World’

Mere pity ignores what an urban neighborhood is accomplishing---and still needs.
Matthew Loftus December 10, 2015

Let Sandtown Speak for Itself

Outsiders celebrating Baltimore's riots or tut-tutting its mores are ignoring longstanding local efforts at comprehensive change.
Matthew Loftus May 4, 2015

The Policing Baltimore Needs

Listen to the community leaders in Sandtown, not the talking heads on CNN.
Matthew Loftus April 28, 2015

How Casinos Corrupt Cities

Baltimore gambles on dens of crony capitalism instead of community-centric economic development.
Matthew Loftus September 24, 2014