You may believe applying for jobs, landing interviews and producing outstanding references are the toughest of job search challenges. However, it's what happens after you land a job that presents the real test.
As a lawyer, I argue daily and with gusto because I am fiercely protective of my client's interests. However I am not in the habit of sacrificing my happiness health to effectively argue, and neither should you.
The problem for Democrats is that they continue to be Charlie Brown to the Republicans' Lucy. At some point you just can't work with someone who continues to yank the ball away after promising this time will be different.
We know the shutdown is not about fiscal responsibility. If it was, Republicans would not have run up the deficit under W by trillions of dollars with two unpaid wars, unpaid Medicare prescription plan, and the Bush tax cuts.
Linda Babcock herself, the author of the studies that gave rise to the "women don't ask" industry, has shown that women don't negotiate for a very simple reason: they sense -- correctly -- that it will hurt them if they do.