For this mother, sending her children to public instead of private school is about investing in her community, and working to make it good for everyone -- at least, that's the idea she would like her kids to grow up with.
While party leaders are busy putting on their cardigans and practicing their Bible verses in the hopes that the big bullies in Washington won't pick on them, out in the states progressives are organizing.
A Marine wants to know why Kerry is sounding like Bush when it comes to Iraq. "He's the one who said, 'No one wants to be the last man to die for a mistake.’ That's what he's asking the troops to do right now."
The National Journal, bible of Beltway wonks, has tagged Kerry with the 'most-liberal' label. But if he's so liberal, why did Kucinich, Dean and even Edwards attract more support from groups traditionally associated with the left?
When two women crashed a lavish Nuclear Energy Institute party at last week's DNC, their message of environmentally responsible power got them thrown out by their necks. It wasn't the only incident in which corporate donors went to great lengths to keep protesters silent and Democratic heavies well-fed and happy.
Republicans are so caught up in their giant corporate schmoozefest that bikini-clad campaign-finance "hookers" and hecklers waving fistfuls of fake $100 bills, asking delegates, "Yoohoo! Did you buy a Republican today?" may be the only way to bring them back to reality.