Dan Chmielewski

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…

Some Positive Press for Sheriff Hutchens

Today’s edition of the Los Angeles Times has a editorial, no doubt inspired by Dana Parsons story on OC Sheriff Sandra Hutchens.  And Parsons’ story comes on the heels of an in-depth profile of the Sheriff in OC Weekly several weeks back. Look, Law enforcement is supposed to be non-partisan. And even though this sheriff…

This is our 4,001st Post

Before I get to post #4002, I noticed TheLiberalOC has reached another milestone by recording our 4,000th post today.  That’s 4,000 stories in a little more than three years time. We’d like to thank you, our readers, our fellow liberals who are not afraid to be identified as such, and our friendly opposition, conservatives and…