Dan Chmielewski

Bob Herbert: GOP “Out of Touch”

Reading the letters to the editor section of the OC Register is a particularly sobering experience.  Many progressives, Democrats and liberals I speak with used to write letters to the editor, but stopped because why waste your time? The Register’s Letters pages provide a wink and a nod that there are readers in this county…

Maine the Next State to Legalize Gay Marriage

This is starting to look like The Liberal New England blog, but the New York Times reported that the State Senate in Maine, home to the last two moderate Republican senators, has passed a bill to legalize gay marriage.   From the story: “The Democratic-controlled Senate voted 21 to 14 for a bill that would…

New Hampshire Approves Gay Marriage

One of the most conservative New England states, New Hampshire, has approved gay marriage.  Click here for details. New Hampshire is perhaps the state the OC Register ought to relocate to as it’s easily the most libertarian state in the Union.  Anyone who prints “Live Free or Die” on their license plates walks the walk…

FaceBook Executive to Run for AG

I’m sure he’ll have lots of friends…. Facebook’s Chris Kelly Announces Exploratory Bid for California Attorney General Palo Alto, California- Chris Kelly, Facebook’s Chief Privacy Officer and Head of Global Public Policy, announced today that he was forming a committee to explore running for California Attorney General in 2010 and launched a new website, Kelly2010.com…

Conservative Blog Coverage of Carona’s Sentencing

Crickets. Nothing on the Flash Report. But click here for a stroll down memory lane on Jon’s man-crush on Sheriff Mike. And for a laugh, click here and be sure to read the URL of the website and the content of the page. A story from yesterday directing readers to the Register’s Twitter coverage of…

Breaking News: Senator Arlen Spector Switches Parties

The Washington Post is reporting that Republican senator Arlen Spector has decided to switch parites and is becoming a Democrat.  This news, with the pending seating of Al Franken in Minnesota, would give the Democrats a filibuster-proof 60 seat majority in the Senate. Specter told the paper: “I have decided to run for re-election in 2010 in…