Dan Chmielewski

A Window to Make the Obama Supreme Court Appointment of Merrick Garland Stick

When you look at what Republican state legislators are doing in North Carolina to effectively strip an incoming Democratic governor of considerable power enjoyed by the previous Republican occupant of the Governor’s chair, it’s a stark reminder to Democrats that Republicans play dirty and often change the rules of the game in the middle of…

Sanctuary Cities vs. Welcoming Cities

Dr. Jose F. Moreno’s contribution to the next Anaheim City Council agenda was to discuss the possibility of turning Anaheim into a “welcoming city” which created a measure of confusion when compared with Santa Ana’s declaration of becoming a “sanctuary city.” The difference is stark.  “Welcoming City” status, while referencing immigrants, seems to trend towards…

Costa Mesa Gets the Mayor it Deserves

If you haven’t heard by now, Costa Mesa has a new mayor — one with a powerful voice, ears that listen to the people, a backbone to stand up to bullies, and someone who can take a punch and counter with a powerful swing of her own.  Costa Mesa’s new Mayor is Katrina Foley and she…