It's been some years already that my friend Craig and I have been collaborating, at least in fantasy, in various ideas as to how Aquasize -- exercise in the water -- might be used as a variant of tranquilizer and cooperation agent, in meetings of great importance which often are burdened with conflict bordering on hatred.
I see it happening all the time -- women who went to Ivy League schools and who held highly-demanding, high-status, high-pay jobs -- deciding to stay at home after they have a baby. They all thought carefully about their decisions, weighing the pros and cons. Instead of the prison of a 9 to 5 work culture, they preferred to keep their brains sharp and stay connected by volunteering and sitting on boards.
The GOP debate will be critically assessed if for nothing else because one of the candidates will eventually emerge from the pack and get the party nod to challenge the, at this point, likely Democratic presidential contender, Hillary Clinton. Debate number 1, is not the terrible waste that many think and say.
Many Democrats examining what happened in the 2014 midterms are asking, "What did the voters want?" But the right question is why only 36.4 percent of potential voters bothered to register and vote? Obviously Democrats did not give those voters a good enough reason to take the trouble. Is the Democratic Party relevant anymore?
American workers are facing significant challenges. Whether it's low pay, a system that favors corporations over citizens, a gender wage gap, the effects of unfair trade or a voting system that hampers the most disadvantaged among us, these problems are real. But will those affected the most bother to do something about it?
Choice is hard. Life is hard. But Joe Miller has abandoned complexity in lieu of irresponsible soundbites. To make such a wildly inaccurate policy statement, purposefully and solely for short-term political gain, is a reprehensible breach of ethics and is beneath even the basement level of politics we associate with the modern day campaign.