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The road through Baltimore

The road through Baltimore

In the growing field of presidential contenders, Martin O'Malley has been treated often as a punch line — even President Barack Obama recently got into the act joking that the former Maryland governor could go undetected at his own fundraiser. But Mr. O'Malley said something Sunday that ought to reverberate beyond the usual 24-hour news cycle. Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," he said the riots should be a "wake-up call for the entire country." "We have deep problems as a country and we need deeper understanding if we're going to give our children a better future," he told host Chuck Todd. That's a pretty bold statement...