A child runs between political signs before the start of a campaign rally with Democratic incumbent Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and former President Bill Clinton, Oct. 21, in Baltimore.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) is making noises about running for president. There are two reasons to do that – even if Hillary Clinton runs, too. And maybe she won’t even run.
Momentum in the states is shifting toward the repeal of the death penalty. There are practical reasons for this: The death penalty is expensive, it does not work, and it is administered with a clear racial bias. Repealing it is a matter of justice, public safety, and effective governance.