Dan Chmielewski

Boxer and Carville in the Big Easy

Send our friend Chuck DeVore a message by contributing to Senator Barbara Boxer’s campaign.  Dear Friend, I’ve known Barbara Boxer for a long time. She’s one of my favorite Democrats: Somebody who proudly tells you where she stands and what she believes in. In Louisiana, we call that showing some spine — and that goes…

The Obama Date Night Debate

This letter in this morning’s OC Register sums up some of the Right Wing bloviation in the blogsphere about President Obama’s recent trip to New York City to have dinner and catch a Broadway play.  A jet-set ‘date night’ Good leaders lead by example [“Obamas fly to see play in New York,” News, May 31].…

Sotomayor in Context

” “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life” — Judge Sonia Sotomayer at a 2002 speech at Cal.   I remember being displeased with President George W. Bush’s selection of…

Krugman’s NY Times column: Point the Finger at Ronald Reagan

Since our local paper can’t and won’t run a center-left columnist, I’m happy to provide this link to today’s column by Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman, a Princeton professor, who suggests that the Garn-St. German Depository Institutions Act, signed by Ronald Reagan has a lot to do with the root causes of today’s economic…

Shiva Farivar to declare for Irvine City Council

I got this note from Irvine City Council member Beth Krom this morning: I’m Proud To Endorse Shiva Farivar for Irvine City Council 2010! Shiva Farivar has been an active community volunteer and is currently the Chair of the Irvine Community Services Commission. She is bright, creative and committed to serving the best interests of…

State Rep Chuck DeVore on the Prop 8 Ruling

I’m pretty sure I saw State Rep. Chuck DeVore and his wife at the Red Robin at the Irvine Spectrum having a late lunch Monday afternoon; I didn’t notice them until my waitress came back with my check and since he just starting eating, I passed on wishing them a Happy Memorial Day. Here’s Chuck’s…

Senator Barbara Boxer: A Tale of Two Supreme Courts

Received this message from the Senator’s office today. Dear Friend, Yesterday, President Obama announced that he was nominating Judge Sonia Sotomayor to be the next Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and I’m extremely pleased! Along with Senator Olympia Snowe and tens of thousands of friends in the BarbaraBoxer.com online community, I had asked…