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Ann J. Atkinson

Entries by Ann J. Atkinson

The Tears of 24 Years May Finally Slow Down

(2) Comments | Posted March 22, 2010 | 10:19 AM

Almost every day of my law practice for the past 24 years has involved listening to someone tearfully tell the same tale over and over, with minor variations thrown in. They worked until they got sick or injured. They had health coverage for a while through one program or another,...

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Senator McCain, Please Put Your Country First

(1) Comments | Posted October 15, 2008 | 9:53 AM

Dear Senator McCain:

Your campaign people seem, well, a bit inept. Please take a little advice from someone who disagrees with you on almost everything but wants to admire you, and wants you to be able to walk away from this campaign, win or lose, with your head held high....

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Introducing the Totally Unscientific Bumper Sticker Poll!

(16) Comments | Posted September 16, 2008 | 10:07 AM

Forget Zogby, Gallup, Chris Bower's daily swing state chart (newly tweaked) on Open Left, Intrade's prediction markets, ABC, CBS, and Fox/Rasmussen and just look around you! In Ann's Totally Unscientific Bumper Sticker Poll, Obama is winning hands down.

One of the great...

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Sarah Palin: Ultimate Prom Date

(2) Comments | Posted September 11, 2008 | 6:49 PM

When Walter Mondale picked Geraldine Ferraro to be his vice presidential running mate in July 1984, I was less than a month away from giving birth to my first child, who turned out to be a lovely girl--who is now 24 years old and setting her sights on world domination,...

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Supreme Court Suggestion May Not Be Good Fit For Hillary

(2) Comments | Posted August 26, 2008 | 1:42 PM

Today's Washington Post repeats the suggestion that Obama could appoint Hillary to the Supreme Court.

I'm guessing that even if he offered, she would say no.

Judges in general lead an almost monastic existence, Supreme Court judges even more so. Once you become a judge your peer group (other...

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Hillary's acting like a grown up, and so should you

(51) Comments | Posted August 23, 2008 | 10:02 PM

Today I heard an incredibly snarling comment from a woman who is still incensed that Hillary is not the nominee. In her opinion, Hillary was cheated out of the nomination, Barack can never get elected because he is black and more importantly, according to her, American will never accept a...

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Driving toward Democracy

(1) Comments | Posted August 23, 2008 | 8:39 PM

This convention is the biggest darn thing to happen in Denver, ever. A small army of volunteers is putting in hundreds of thousands of hours to make this Convention happen and show off Denver at its best.

Down by the Pepsi Center it is completely insane and exhilarating at...

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