Washington — They came from all over the country last week to stand on the steps of the nation’s highest court — a typically American parade of perspectives, punctuated with signs, face paint, costumes and flags.

As inside the Supreme Court, three days of arguments took place over whether the government can require an individual to have health insurance, on the steps outside, the more colorful side of the debate took place, less dialogue, though, than performance.

Ana has written about politics and policy in Washington, D.C.. for Gannett, Thompson Reuters and UPI. She was a special correspondent for the Miami Herald, and a regular contributor to The New York TImes, Advertising Age and several other publications. She has also worked in broadcast journalism, for CNN and several local NPR stations. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Journalism.

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