Dan Chmielewski

What do Dennis Kuncinich and Fred Thompson Have in Common?

While he’s not headlining Friday night’s Truman Dinner for the OCDP, Presidential candidate Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) will be in Anaheim with keynote speaker Senator John Edwards.  Of course, if either of these men get the nomination of the party, they have my support.  But it occurs to men that Rep. Kucinich and former Tennesee Senator…

From Speaker Pelosi: Choices Matter

Meeting America’s Real Priorities – Choices Matter While pushing for hundreds of billions in spending for Iraq, President Bush continues to reiterate his opposition to Democratic efforts to focus on America’s real priorities. Over the last six years, President Bush and his allies in Congress turned a record surplus into a record deficit.  The President…

“Phony Soldiers” or 12 Who Don’t Get Military Ethos?

As State Rep. Chuck DeVore reminds me, I’ve never served in the military and I just don’t get military ethos. Yet as I review vast titles of newspapers and magazines daily, I keep coming across columns like this one in today’s Washington Post.  No doubt, Rush Limbaugh would call these writers “phony soldiers” and Chuck…

SCHIP Debate: The Right Attacks Children

I watched a segment on MSNBC last night where 12-year-old Graeme Frost’s parents were interviewed by Keith Olbermann.  Frost, an accident victim and CHIP beneficiary, gave the Democratic response to the president’s weekly radio address.  His appearance launched a massive attack by right wing bloggers with some smears traced back to Senator Mitch McConnell’s office.

Thought-Provoking Documentary on Gays and the Church Now Showing in Irvine

While conservatives own talk radio, liberals own documentaries and in Irvine, we’re fortunate to have theater owners recognize there is an audience for this medium.   For the tolerance crowd, Irvine has some wonderful options for seeing thought provoking documentaries.   IN Woodbridge, the Edwards Westpark 8 has joined the University Cinema in showing documentaries, independent films and…