Dan Chmielewski

Rudy’s Earmarks

We keep hearing about how Republican politicians are leading the way to expose earmark spending.  Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine) has emerged as a champion of this effort despite his own well-documented record of voting for all sorts of earmarks when the Republicans controlled Congress. GOP frontrunner Rudy Giuliani is campaigning against Congressional earmarks, unless of…

Who are they really afraid of?

Since his very public break with the GOP earlier this year, I think Steven Greenhut has been on a tear.  Still no friend of Liberals or Democrats, Steve has shown no favoritism to those on the Right either.  What’s the old expression, “The enemy of my enemy is my….” Well, you get the picture. Steve’s…

Congressional Quarterly: Democrats to Gain More Seats in 2008

It would be nice to double or triple the Blue representation in OC by 2008. CQ WEEKLY – COVER STORY Nov. 25, 2007 – 4:39 p.m. It’s Looking Like Blue Skies All Over Again By Bob Benenson and Jonathan Allen, CQ Staff Just over a year ago, Democrats seized control of Congress because of the…

“Shock Doctrine” Author Naomi Klein Comes to LA December 6

Dear friends, Robert Greenwald has been raving about Naomi Klein’s new book, “The Shock Doctrine.”   A week from Thursday, he will be having a conversation with her at a Town Hall Los Angeles event, and we’d love it if you would come.  Details are below.  Town Hall’s Writers Bloc presents Naomi Klein (“The Shock Doctrine”)…

Dick Cheney has a heart?

Who knew? But looks like he got some damn good healthcare from a program administered by the Federal Government. HT to AP:  WASHINGTON – Doctors administered an electrical shock to Vice President Dick Cheney‘s heart and restored it to a normal rhythm during a 2 1/2 hour hospital visit Monday. The procedure was described as…