Dan Chmielewski

Saddlebacking is the New Santorum

Columnist Dan Savage, who pens the very funny “Savage Love” column that can be read locally in the OC Weekly, is more than a sex advice columnist.  He’s a political activist and frequents Bill Mahers “Real Time” program on a regular basis. A few years ago, in response to former PA-senator Rick Santorum’s comments about…

House Passes SCHIP Bill; 11 Million Kids to Benefit

Received this from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office: Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke on this House floor early this afternoon in support of H.R. 2, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization bill, which later passed by a strong bipartisan vote of 289 to 139. Below are the Speaker’s remarks: “My colleagues, this…

A Message from Howard Dean

Four years ago, I became chairman with a mandate for bottom-up reform — grow the Democratic Party in your neighborhood and every other community in America. We promised to compete in every state, for every level of office. And we demanded a party that would stand up for itself and fight for an agenda that…

Hello Burris, Goodbye Bush

It seems more and more likely that Roland Burris will be seated as a new senator from Illinois.  Legally, I see noreason why Burris shouldn’t be seated.  I can only hope that some strong Democrat will challenge Burris in two years when he’s up for election. And President Bush has asked the Networks for time…

Obama’s Mother-in-Law will Move into the White House

You know what they say: “Behind every successful man is a surprised mother-in-law.”  But see this story about how Marian Robinson, mom to Michelle Obama, will move in to help with the kids. As half of a two-income household with no extended family in the area, we’ve been lucky to have a woman help care…

DeVore Gets no Love from DailyKos Survey on Senate Race

On the day he announced significant endorsements frommany of California’s elected Republicans for the 2010 US Senate race, State Re. Chuck DeVore gets no love from a commissioned survey on the upcoming 2010 Senate election. A Research 2000 California poll of voters , commissioned by the popular DailyKos blog, seeking opinions about a Senate race between…