Dan Chmielewski

An Email from Wasilla, Alaska

I’m always a little dubious of emails that scream “urban myth” that arrive in my mailbox; this email passes the Snopes.com test.  Here’s the text: This is an email that originally came from a resident of the town where Sarah Palin was mayor. I checked it on snopes and indeed it is from a Anne…

Pallin is Cheney

Vice President Dick Cheney, always in a secure undisclosed locaiton, is a master at hiding things.  Whether its notes from a confidential energy policy briefing with oil company lobbyists to delaying news he shot his friend in the face, Cheney is without a doubt an enemy of transparent and open government. From this column in…

The Football Game Had More Drama

Senator John McCain’s acceptance speech nearly sucked the life out of the Republican convention.  It was easily one of the worst delivered speeches at a political convention in recent history – worse than Bill Clinton’s keynote address at the 1988 DNC in Atlanta.  Even George W. Bush is a more inspiring speaker, if that’s even…

Compare and Constrast: Women’s Rights

I’ve just read two very different and extraordinary pieces on GOP VP nominee Sarah Palin.  Jill Buck’s post in the Flash Report is here and Gloria Steinem’s op-ed in the LA Times is here.  Please read both and chime in about it in the comments section below.  Samples from Jill and Gloria are below. From…

National Enquirer: Palin Had an Affair

When John Edwards infidelity was exposed by the National Enquirer earlier this month, a lot of my conservative pals were crowing that the Enquirer, a supermarket tabloid, “is usually right about these things.” Now, the Enquirer is out with a story that VP nominee Sarah Palin allegedly had an extramartial affair with her husband’s business…