Maryland will now count people in prison where they actually live, not where they are confined. This first-in-the-nation law will improve the fairness and accuracy of Census data used to draw legislative boundaries.
If you're used to instant gratification, homelessness might not be for you. I found that out during our three days on the streets, and it became especially evident later when I walked (literally) through the steps of obtaining a photo ID.
One largely unreported aspect of the recently completed Iraqi elections that I find deeply troubling is the fact that polling places were set up across the U.S. providing Iraqi-Americans the opportunity to vote.
As we continue to discuss the historic presidency of Barack Obama, I think it important that we not forget the possibilities and opportunities before us, even as we continue to push the administration.
Outer borough whites, who were key to electing Ed Koch three times and Giuliani twice, were crucial to Bloomberg, too, even if this mayor has also attracted significant support from blacks and Latinos.