CARRIED AWAY WITH KIDS

IF YOU WEREN'T A PARENT, YOU JUST MIGHT HAVE FELT LEFT OUT IN CHICAGO

Viewers of the Democratic Convention can be forgiven for wondering why there wasn't a changing table on the podium or a little Gymboree just offstage. The poster child of the Democratic Convention in Chicago last week was the child, and families were valued above all else, their virtue synonymous with parenthood. The reason is elementary: the political world revolves around baby boomers and now the baby boomers' world revolves around their children.

Policies were constantly formulated in terms of tots. E. coli bacteria doesn't just kill people, it kills "children." The problem with pollution is that it poisons "playgrounds." The reason...

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