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.

SCOTUS Sticks It To The Public Sector Unions

SCOTUS Sticks It To The Public Sector Unions

o when is SCOTUS going to tell corporations that they have to get the okay from their individual stockholders before shelling out millions to Mitt Romney?

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Tea Party Candidate Says It’s Okay For Businesses To Deny Health Coverage To Cancer Patients

Tea Party Candidate Says It’s Okay For Businesses To Deny Health Coverage To Cancer Patients

Indiana State Treasurer and Tea Party candidate Richard Mourdock, told a local newspaper that employers ought to be able to deny health insurance to people with cancer.

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Sam Donaldson And Top Conservatives Speak Out Against Reporter Neil Munro’s Heckling Of Obama

Sam Donaldson And Top Conservatives Speak Out Against Reporter Neil Munro’s Heckling Of Obama

Their claim is that Munro’s actions were no different from what retired ABC News anchor Sam Donaldson used to do when covering the Reagan White House.

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Michigan Women Lawmakers To Perform The Vagina Monologues On The Steps Of The State Capitol

Michigan Women Lawmakers To Perform The Vagina Monologues On The Steps Of The State Capitol

The Detroit Free Press today reported that Michigan women legislators will be joined by Eve Ensler, author of ‘The Vagina Monologues,’ in a performance of the play on the steps of the state capitol in Lansing.

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Tony Perkins Compares LGBT Pride To Celebrating Adultery And Drunkenness

Tony Perkins Compares LGBT Pride To Celebrating Adultery And Drunkenness

Back in the day, Jesus hung out with twelve men and a whore. What would Mr. Perkins have to say about that?

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GOP: Hungry Like the Wolf

GOP: Hungry Like the Wolf

Are we sitting vigil at the death of democracy? All the evidence points to it. It’s been happening for a long time and we are in the end game.

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Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist Denies Charges That He Paid To Cover Up Gay Affairs

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist Denies Charges That He Paid To Cover Up Gay Affairs

On Friday, Tampa Bay local station WTSP produced documents asserting allegations that former Florida Governor Charlie Crist paid two men to cover up gay affairs.

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U.S. Chamber Of Commerce To SCOTUS: Ignore The Evidence!

U.S. Chamber Of Commerce To SCOTUS: Ignore The Evidence!

Last week, it was reported that Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) had jointly filed a brief with the Supreme Court asking that they take a second look at the Citizens United Decision.

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BREAKING: The End Of Citizens United?

BREAKING: The End Of Citizens United?

In a surprising and much welcomed display of bi-partisanship, Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) today filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the American Tradition Partnership vs. Bullock, now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Romney Campaign Forced to Downplay Job Creation Claims

Romney Campaign Forced to Downplay Job Creation Claims

The Etch-a-Sketch candidate has done it again and this time it’s about job creation but with a painful twist.

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Domestic Abuse Victim Convicted For Defending Herself: The Hypocrisy Of The ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

Domestic Abuse Victim Convicted For Defending Herself: The Hypocrisy Of The ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

If ever the Stand Your Ground law in Florida had a chance of being applied fairly, that has gone out the window in the case of Marissa Alexander, a 31-year-old mother of three who has been sentenced to 20 years for firing a warning shot at her abusive husband.

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Anti-Gay Lunatic Speaks To Lincoln City Council (VIDEO)

Anti-Gay Lunatic Speaks To Lincoln City Council (VIDEO)

It was a non-stop freak show of a speech. And that was just the first 40 seconds of her five minutes before the Council.

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The Satanic Budget: Death To The Weakling (VIDEO)

The Satanic Budget: Death To The Weakling (VIDEO)

Those Bible thumping, Moral Majority, Tea Party fanatics are embracing tenets that could just as well have been written by Anton Szandor LaVey, the author of The Satanic Bible and founder of the Church of Satanism.

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Native American Blind Man Mutilated By Staff At Rapid City Hospital

Native American Blind Man Mutilated By Staff At Rapid City Hospital

Vernon Traversie, a Lakota elder, suffered a heart attack last August and was taken to Rapid City Regional Hospital for emergency surgery. Upon his return home after a two-week stay, he found that three Ks had been carved or burned into his abdomen.

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P.O.’ed About The Post Office “Debate”

P.O.’ed About The Post Office “Debate”

Republicans want to privatize the Post Office, just like they want to privatize health care, social security and anything else they can think of where they can squeeze an extra buck out of the American public and give them less for their money.

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99% Spring: In The Trenches

99% Spring: In The Trenches

There are those who would complain that the Occupy Movement is being co-opted by MoveOn and all the other organizations that have come together to make this huge push for social justice. But as one of the organizers of the meeting said, being co-opted isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

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New Bill Allows Citizens To Pack Heat In Arizona Public Buildings

New Bill Allows Citizens To Pack Heat In Arizona Public Buildings

The Arizona State Senate has passed a bill allowing guns in public buildings. It now goes to Governor Brewer, that bastion of sanity, for her signature.

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Grand Delusions – Glenn Beck Delivers His Show From Fake ‘Oval Office’ Set

Grand Delusions – Glenn Beck Delivers His Show From Fake ‘Oval Office’ Set

Former FOX personality and Teletubbie look-alike Glenn Beck has taken his delirium to the next step and built a set that closely resembles the Oval Office. Mr. Beck plans to deliver his three to four minute long speeches in what he announced will be ‘Reagan-esque in tone’ on his GBTV show.

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National Review Writer Fired Because Of Racist Rant

National Review Writer Fired Because Of Racist Rant

Former National Review writer John Derbyshire, really outdid himself this time and wrote his way right out of his job.

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The Koch Brothers And The Theft of The American Dream

The Koch Brothers And The Theft of The American Dream

The Koch Brothers and the Uber-Rich they’ve assembled are poised to take down the president and ultimately destroy the American middle class.

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