Dan Chmielewski

Hillary to Fold on Friday

It was a great run and I am proud of her.  But the math is the math and Senator Barack Obama will carry our banner to victory in November. Hillary expects to end her campaign Friday. The easiest way for him to unite the party is ask her to be VP. She brings a strong network…

Calling all Irvine Parents: Save Class Sizes in Grades 4-12

It’s a given, students do better when their class sizes are smaller.  IUSD is facing more than $12 million cuts (with no help from our state legislators I might add), and the Irvine City Council, through the actions of city councilor Sukhee Kang, have stepped up to help.  So instead of writing a check to DeVore in…

Tim Rutten’s column on Gay Marriage; Newsweek also weighs in

State Rep. Chuck DeVore is always railing against the unintended impact of allowing gay marriage in California citing polygamist marriage, mother/son or father/daughter marriages (to avoid paying estate taxes), and even marriages of Middle Eastern men with multiple wives. Pure silliness I say that would change if Chuck had any close friends who are gay…

Who is Backing The Shea/Choi Yes on Measure H Campaign?

The Irvine Citizens for Ethics in Government has an interesting loist of backers. Rep. Chuck DeVore has taken $5K out of his “DeVore in 08” campaign coffers to back a measure that both Shea and Choi opposed two years ago.  And Councilor Steven Choi has decided to spend $3K from his ill-fated Steven Choi for…