Politics

Linnea Ashley on November 5th, 2008

“you’ll only know a world where this is possible,” I whispered to my niece. Less than a year old, she bounced and drooled on my lap as her mother screamed with joy in the background.Obama is president.For a moment my eyes stung with tears. But I smiled. Listening to him calmly and humbly accepting the […]

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Linnea Ashley on October 9th, 2008

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Linnea Ashley on October 2nd, 2008

"I know one thing: this is no time for further gambling. John McCain rolled the dice on Sarah Palin. I’m grateful to Bob Rice of Tangent Capital for pointing out that the actuarial risk, based on mortality tables, of Palin becoming president if the Republican ticket wins the election is about 1 in 6 or […]

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Linnea Ashley on September 3rd, 2008

I lamented to R today that this election, with all of the hype on hope, was exhausting. He responded:well, it’s supposed to be tiring… hope takes work. if the election were a foregone conclusion, then instead of hope there’d just be expectation. that doesn’t require any effort at all. 🙂 I hadn’t thought about it […]

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Linnea Ashley on August 28th, 2008

it was a moment in history. the audience swelled far beyond the 75,000 crowded into a stadium. i think maybe the whole world watched…at the very least more than one would imagine under normal circumstances. and if he wasn’t the poet he usually his he was the stong figure people have questioned he can be. […]

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Linnea Ashley on July 31st, 2008

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Linnea Ashley on July 28th, 2008

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Linnea Ashley on July 1st, 2008

Dear Senator Obama,The thing is, you can’t be change if you do what’s always been done.  I understand that circumstances change. I understand that winning is pretty much the point of running for president – or anything else. What I am having trouble understanding is why it is so difficult for you to just cop […]

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Linnea Ashley on March 26th, 2008

i’ve been stewing. i didn’t start off this way. at first i was panicked. turning on my television last tuesday morning i caught the blue ticker tape running under a video of obama. “obama talks about race today”. i cringed and immediately my finger pressed the off button. it was instinct. i was mortified, certain […]

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