Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) sacrificed her legs in Iraq when a rocket hit the helicopter she was piloting. But Nancy Pelosi is unwilling to make any sacrifices for Duckworth's sake, and so the war veteran is losing the right to vote for her party's congressional leadership along with her 200 peers.
Voting sucks. Off-year voting sucks the worst. Like Valentine's, Election Day 2014 seems less a heartfelt chance to express preferences than a mandate to give one's limited purchasing options a whiff of will and legitimacy. You can be forgiven for apathy. But you still must make some choices. Here's some info to help.
John Fisher is running for the Michigan House* as a Democrat. In a recent mailer, the Michigan Republican Party told voters to call a number for Fisher and express their displeasure over his support for Obamacare. The number went to Fisher's elderly mother's hospice, where she's undergoing heart treatment.