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There Are Still No Open Atheists In Congress

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

The 115th Congress was sworn in on Tuesday, and once again, not one of the 535 members of the U.S. House or Senate has stated publicly that he or she ...

The Godless Descend on DC

Staks Rosch | Posted 06.26.2016 | Religion
Staks Rosch

Saturday, June 4, marked the "Second Coming" of the Reason Rally. Atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers, and secularists from all over the country descended on our nation's capital to rally in support of reason over faith in government.

Political Atheism: The Last Taboo

Herb Silverman | Posted 05.12.2016 | Religion
Herb Silverman

In "The Last Taboo: Why America Needs Atheism," published in the New Republic in 1996, Wendy Kaminer wrote, "Atheists generate about as much sympathy ...

Congressional Candidate Distances Himself From 'Atheist' Label

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics

There are more than 500 members of Congress, and not a single one has publicly stated that he or she doesn't believe in God. Not subscribing to tradit...

Congress Likely To Get Its Only Openly Atheist Member In November [UPDATE]

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics

UPDATE: May 4 -- After nontheist organizations rallied around him, Maryland state Sen. Jamie Raskin (D) distanced himself from the "atheism" label in ...

Bernie's Political Revolution Comes To The D.C. Suburbs

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics

In one of the most closely watched Democratic primaries in the country, a wealthy self-funder squared off against a highly regarded progressive, state...

This Guy Spent A Record $12.7 Million Running For Congress -- And Lost

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thanks to the record spending of one candidate, the Democratic primary in Maryland’s 8th congressional district will go down in histor...

Maryland's 8th Congressional District -- Opportunity for a New Progressive Voice

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.22.2017 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

The people of Maryland's 8th Congressional District have a choice to make, but it appears any one of these three would represent them well.

Iran Deal Will Be Front And Center In This Congressional Race

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Few races in 2016 will put the Iran deal on the ballot as much as the one in Maryland's 8th District, a posh area encompassing part of t...

Is President Obama a Christian, and Does It Matter?

Herb Silverman | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Herb Silverman

Have I taken biblical passages out of context? Perhaps. But who gets to decide context? Some Christians would deny that Obama is a Christian by quoting other biblical passages. For instance, Obama accepts the latest scientific advances, even if they conflict with the Bible.

Paul Blumenthal

Senators Trade Barbs Over Billionaires, Banned Books In Campaign Finance Hearing | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats and Republicans' opposing views on money in politics came into sharp focus Tuesday during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing...

Maryland Lawmakers Advance Medical Marijuana Bill

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

A Maryland state Senate panel advanced a bill Tuesday that would overhaul the state's ineffective medical marijuana law. While medical pot was tec...

Maryland General Assembly Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

The Baltimore Sun | Erin Cox | Posted 06.02.2013 | DC

The General Assembly has passed a law that allows caregivers of patients who use medical marijuana to possess up to an ounce of pot without being conv...

Lucia Graves

Pot Bills Move Forward In Maryland | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

Maryland Del. Dan Morhaim (D-Baltimore County) introduced a pair of medical marijuana bills in the state House on Thursday, the latest development in ...

New Populist Heroine Sparks a Movement (VIDEO)

Harry Hanbury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Hanbury

By giving corporations the power to buy our politicians, the Supreme Court may have unintentionally sparked a grassroots wildfire that will turn our corporatocracy into a true democracy.