Dan Chmielewski

Elect a Mayor, Not a Class President

City elections are not a race for student council; unlike the 2006 race, when upstart John Duong entered just before the bell and Frank Mickadeit’s column on him scared away other Republicans, the two lead candidates for Mayor have made this race a known matchup for several weeks now. Council member Christina Shea will face…

Thanking the Firefighters and Other Observations at Station 27

My daughter’s Brownie Troop 808 out of CanyonView Elementary is a can-do bunch of young ladies that leave me positively optimistic for our country’s future.  The Santiago Fire came within less than a mile of our homes in Irvine’s Northwood Pointe.  The brave firefighters at Station 27 were instrumental in saving our neighborhood. The girls were…

Are you a Progressive?

The Center for American Progress has launched a new education campaign to help individuals understand just what it means to be a progressive (Liberal, Democrat, Lefty, Krommunist, Agranista et al….).  Its done by constrasting what progressives stand for compared to what conservatives stand for.  The videos are fun, but the campaign itself is deadly serious.   …

Pelosi Fact Checks Bush Labor-HHS Veto; Prepares Override Effort

Some commentary on this bill; it had the support of 50 Republicans in Congress.  The president vetoed it claiming there was a lot of pork.  But he also signed a $447 billion defense bill to aid the defense department that was loaded with pork too.  THE FACTS ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S LABOR-HHS VETO: Veto Leaves More…