Dan Chmielewski

These Guys Don’t Understand Military Ethos

I never served in the military, so, per State Rep. Chuck DeVore, I don’t get military ethos, and presumably, not qualified to weigh in on an opinion uttered by Rep. Boehner that our blood and treasure (soldiers and tax dollars) are a small price to pay for achiveing our ultimate goal in Iraq.  Considering only…

Chermerinsky gets the Job after all

Joint Statement: Michael V. Drake & Erwin Chemerinsky re Donald Bren School of Law Sept. 17, 2007 We are very pleased to announce that Erwin Chemerinsky, the Alston & Bird Professor of Law and Political Science at Duke University, has been offered and has accepted the position of founding dean of the Donald Bren School…

Hillary’s HealthCare Plan

via email addressed to me; the “I” here is Hillary speaking in the first person: **** Today in Iowa, I introduced my new plan to ensure that every American will have affordable, quality health care. But before I tell you about the plan, I want to tell you about Lisa Scott. I met Lisa, who’s…

The Land of the (Mostly) Free

It’s official: under Republican rule, the United States has dropped to 35th place on the list of free nations in the world from 22nd in 2005; this according to the Worldwide Governance Indicators Report and last Friday’s TIME Magazine. The report ranks nations by the amount of freedom citizens have to voice opinions, choose their…

Where’s Your Outrage Now Chuck?

Last fall, when Senator John Kerry was delivering a speech for Phil Angelides in Southern California, the good Senator botched a joke.  He left out the word “us” as in “You get US stuck in Iraq.”  It was a dig at George W. Bush’s intelligence but the omission of the word “us” made it sound…

“Leave General Petraeous Alone!”

There’s a hysterical viral video making the rounds of a young eye-liner clad young man called “The Last Brittany Spears Fan” crying into a camera admonishing Ms. Spears critics to “Leave Her Alone.”  You can find it on YouTube or Break.com. But videos like this quickly inspire hysterical knock offs.  Like this one… [ev type=”youtube”…

Dramatic Increase in Support for Democrats by Men and Women in the Military

HT to the CarpetbaggerReport Blog:  Washington Monthly ran a fascinating series of pieces a couple of months ago with the perspectives of active and retired U.S. troops explaining what they’re looking for from Democrats. Most of those featured seemed less than enthralled by the Republican Party — which assumes it “owns” the military vote —…