Dan Chmielewski


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Cheerleading for Republicans

While Steven Greenhut and I have had a number of discussions about how the OC Register’s editorial positions often do reflect those held by liberals and Democrats, it’s pretty hard to argue against the notion that the Register’s editorial pages are closer to a Republican Party house organ than an independent newspaper.  The Register will…

Griping about money in Irvine elections

Sean Emery has a pretty interesting story in Saturday’s edition of the Irvine World News/OC Post. The story reports that $1.3 million was used for candidates and ballot measures in last November’s election.  Not a shabby number for a city of 200,000 people. The biggest whiners: those candidates who represent the “old” Irvine, the ones…

Facts on the Stimulus Bill

The objections of Senate Republicans to the stimulus package are pretty laughable when you look at some of the facts.  Speaker Pelosi’s office sent the below news release out to counter the Republican noise machine.  Funny, Republicans had no problems spending a half-trillion in Iraq.  CRITICS CONTINUE TO PUSH MISLEADING INFORMATION ABOUT ECONOMIC RECOVERY PLAN…

The Toxic Right Wing Media

I get more magazines to my house than I’d care to admit, but one of my favorites is the Columbia Journalism Review.  The most recent issue contain this exceptional essay on the Toxic and Rabid right wing media.  Given how lefities were browbeat with charges of being unpatriotic by not supporting George W. Bush’s illegal…

Justice Ginsburg has Pancreatic Cancer

Go to the New York Times story for more details.  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the only woman currently on the Supreme Court, underwent surgery for early stage pancreatic cancer in New York’s Sloan-Kettering Cancer facility. From the story: According to the American Cancer Society, pancreatic cancer has one of the lowest five-year survival rates, at about…

House to approve SCHIP legislation today

Comments from Speaker Pelosi’s office on today’s SCHIP vote: Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi and parents and children affected by the State Children’s Health Insurance Plan (SCHIP) held a photo opportunity this morning before the final House vote on the bill, which President Obama will sign into law this afternoon. Below are the Speaker’s…

Ann Coulter’s Coming to the Nixon Library Thursday

And the new Queen of Mean is promoting her new book, “Guilty,” which should be about the crimes committed by members of the Bush Administration, but is instead another rehash of Ann’s hate speech against those who are not conservative. The event is sold out at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, which means conservatives…