Partisan identity is now stronger and more meaningful for many Americans than race, ethnicity or religious denomination — and is viewed as a more legitimate justification for discrimination, says Jonah Goldberg.
The nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization has listed U.S. Rep. Andy Harris -- a Baltimore County Republican -- among the nation's "most anti-equality members of Congress."
Despite how inextricably linked science and technology are to the American standard of living (half of all economic growth in the last 50 years occurred in S&T fields), many elected leaders are dangerously unaware of scientific reality.
President Barack Obama no longer needs Gov. Martin O'Malley as a top campaign surrogate, and the Democratic Governors Association is set to elect someone else as its chairman. But neither development is likely to push Maryland's governor off the national stage.
Incumbent Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett and Democratic challenger John Delaney pitched vastly different approaches to deal with unemployment, federal deficits and immigration, while both hewed closely to their party's talking points during the first televised debate of the congressional race.