Articles by: Ann Werner
Ann Werner is the author of two novels: The People Next Door and Dreams and Nightmares, and has collaborated with her daughter on two non-fiction books: The Virgin Diaries and Ain't No Sunshine: Men Reveal the Pain of Heartbreak. She is a former soap actor, having appeared on Days of Our Lives for over seven years and is a woman of strong opinions. She resides in Northern California.

National Review Says Sandy Hook Massacre Is Price For Second Amendment Protections

National Review Says Sandy Hook Massacre Is Price For Second Amendment Protections

Particularly odious is the characterization of the Second Amendment as an ‘almost universally benevolent protection.’

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House Republicans Secretly Approve $500,000 Increase In Funds To Defend DOMA

House Republicans Secretly Approve $500,000 Increase In Funds To Defend DOMA

The fact that the money was allocated in secret is telling and illustrates that not only have Republicans not learned anything from the losses they suffered in the 2012 election.

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Republicans React To Obama’s Fiscal Cliff Proposal With Laughter and Disbelief

Republicans React To Obama’s Fiscal Cliff Proposal With Laughter and Disbelief

The GOP refuses to realize they’ve lost the 2012 election, and cannot continue shielding their wealthy benefactors from tax increases at the average American’s expense.

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Climate Change – Crackpots Vs. Science

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The earth’s climate is changing and as the leading nation in the world, the United States should be taking a leading role.

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In The Race For Renewable Energy Germany Is Leading The U.S.

In The Race For Renewable Energy Germany Is Leading The U.S.

We have everything necessary to become completely energy independent well before the end of this century.

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Climate Change Deniers Put Forward To Head Congressional Science Committee

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One has to wonder why these people who have been charged with the safety and welfare of their constituents are still so intent on denying what is as plain as the noses on their respective faces.

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United States Post Office Facing Bankruptcy With $15.9 Billion Loss For 2012

United States Post Office Facing Bankruptcy With $15.9 Billion Loss For 2012

If House Republicans want to show the American people they actually give a damn, this should be first on their list in the lame duck session of 2012.

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BREAKING: Oil Rig Explosion In Gulf Of Mexico

A photo posted to Twitter by local Lafayette, LA KLFY TV10 is reported to show smoke billowing up from the burning oil rig in Gulf of Mexico. (KLFY TV10) @ www.cba.ca

The incident came on the heels of a BP settlement agreement to pay out $4.5 billion in penalties related to the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

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Republican Talking Heads Call For Continued Obstruction

Republican Talking Heads Call For Continued Obstruction

The re-election of Barack Obama to the presidency is not sitting well with those on the far right, who have decided on doubling-down on the rhetoric which lost them the election

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The Delusional Explanations For The Republican Loss

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Those past policies are a millstone around the neck of the Republican Party and unless some serious introspection occurs, the GOP will, like the Whigs, fade into being a footnote in American history.

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Got Wealth? 1,000 Millionaires A Day Added Under Obama!

Got Wealth? 1,000 Millionaires A Day Added Under Obama!

‘It’s true that Obama has been good for millionaires… He certainly hasn’t been bad for millionaires.’

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Super PAC Ad Tells African-Americans To Vote Republican Because Abraham Lincoln Freed The Slaves

Super PAC Ad Tells African-Americans To Vote Republican Because Abraham Lincoln Freed The Slaves

Less than a week before the election, Republican panic has ratcheted up to hysteria mode and they are throwing anything and everything against the wall and hoping against hope that something sticks.

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Do The Wealthiest People Have A Moral Responsibility To Pay Higher Taxes? Jerry Brown Says They Do

Do The Wealthiest People Have A Moral Responsibility To Pay Higher Taxes? Jerry Brown Says They Do

The truth is without the increase in taxes, California schools face a new round of unavoidable cuts in a system already decimated by previous cuts.

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It Just Keeps On Getting Better! Housing Starts At Four Year High

It Just Keeps On Getting Better! Housing Starts At Four Year High

The Associated Press is reporting that the U.S. housing starts have jumped to their highest level since July 2008.

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‘Top 10 Ways To Get Away With Rape’ Flyer Found In Men’s Room At Ohio’s Miami University

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Ohio’s Miami University is facing criticism for their handling of a flyer titled ‘Top Ten Ways to Get Away with Rape’ found in a men’s bathroom of a coed freshman dorm.

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Who’s Your Daddy? Stock Market Gains Historically Higher Under Democrats

Who’s Your Daddy? Stock Market Gains Historically Higher Under Democrats

Despite the claims by Republicans that Democrats are bad for business, the historical proof tells a different story.

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Score For Obama! The 2012 Deficit Down By $207 Billion And Heading Lower

Score For Obama! The 2012 Deficit Down By $207 Billion And Heading Lower

Are you better off than you were four years ago? Although there are admittedly those who can’t feel it yet, the answer is in the numbers and the numbers tell us we are better off and things are improving every day.

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Bush Appointed Federal Judge Strikes Down Challenge To Affordable Care Act Birth Control Provisions

Bush Appointed Federal Judge Strikes Down Challenge To Affordable Care Act Birth Control Provisions

This is the latest in a series of lawsuits that have been brought against the birth control issue in the Affordable Care Act.

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The Wall Street Journal, Rupert Murdoch And What Passes For Truth In The Far Right Press

The Wall Street Journal, Rupert Murdoch And What Passes For Truth In The Far Right Press

Once upon a time, the Wall Street Journal was a respected newspaper, but those days ended when the 123 year old publication was acquired by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.

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With Unfinished Business On The Table, House Republicans Are Packing Up And Going Home

With Unfinished Business On The Table, House Republicans Are Packing Up And Going Home

In an unbelievable but sadly familiar act of irresponsibility, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced on Friday that after this week, the House will adjourn until after the November 6 elections.

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