CNN is calling Maryland's gubernatorial race for Martin O'Malley, the Democratic mayor of Baltimore. Seems a bit premature to me—Gov. Ehrlich and other Diebold-wary Republicans have been urging their supporters to vote via absentee ballot—but even so, it's the result I've been expecting. O'Malley, who comes off as a guy who spends hours studying Super 8 film reels of Bill Clinton's facial mannerisms, is a pol to watch. Fearless, foolish prediction: He'll be the Dems' vice presidential nominee in 2012.
Let people join with the like-minded to reject officials and laws that don’t suit them and to construct systems that do.
Their letter to Congress warns about inevitable abuses against religious and racial minorities.
The president's final batch of clemency actions includes commutations for dozens of nonviolent drug offenders.