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Stories by Jennifer Oliver O'Connell

Jennifer Oliver OConnell offers witty, insightful, and direct opinion, analysis and musings on local and national politics and popular culture, with occasional detours into reinvention, food, and Yoga. Jennifer also teaches Yoga, and coaches clients on careers and reinvention. You can keep up with what's in Jennifer's orbit through her As the Girl Turns website.

Reality check: Obamacare is killing jobs and disincentivizing work

LOS ANGELES, February 7, 2014 — The monthly U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report is in, and the numbers are abysmal. Only 113,000 jobs were added in January, with the unemployment rate dropping to 6.6 percent. President Obama and the legacy media are latching onto that 1 percent drop, failing to mention the number of ...

Powers is wrong: Right attacks Wendy Davis because she’s a fraud

LOS ANGELES, January 27, 2014—Daily Beast columnist and Fox News contributor Kirsten Powers — a stated liberal Democrat — has a bone to pick with the Right about its attacks on Texas Sen. and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis. “It seems that Wendy Davis needs to learn her place. “Since news broke in the Dallas Morning ...

Wendy Davis embellishes her own life while denying life to the preborn

By Jennifer Oliver O’Connell CALIFORNIA, January 20, 2014 — Texas State Senator Wendy Davis burst on the scene in the summer of 2013 with her 11-hour filibuster against a bill that would ban late-term abortions and demand stricter requirements for abortion clinics. Dubbed “Abortion Barbie” by the pro-life realm, she decided to stretch her 15-minutes of ...

Michelle Obama lavishly celebrates 50 while Americans languish

LOS ANGELES, January 17, 2014—First Lady Michelle Obama turns 50 today. Fresh off her extended Hawaii vacation, Michelle posted a photo on her @FLOTUS official Twitter account brandishing her newly-minted AARP card with the tweet: “Excited to join Barack in the 50+ club today… check out my @AARP card!” ABC News offered up a celebratory ...