Dan Chmielewski

Paul Krugman: Reagan’s Zombie Economic Policies

Sunday’s New York Times features this terrific column by Nobel-prize winning economist and Princeton professor Paul Krugman who speculates on why Reaganism’s economic promise is a documented failure but still lives on in Conservative strongholds in Congress and State Legislatures. From the column: First of all, even before the current crisis Reaganomics had failed to…

Anaheim Taxpayers Bailing Out Anaheim Chamber?

Any city big enough to support major theme parks, have a large enough convention center to host shows like BlizzardWorld and the Anime Expo, and two professional sports franchises should have a strong Chamber of Commerce, right?  But this isn’t the case in Anaheim where taxpayers are about to provide a stimulus package to the…

Requiescat in pace Bruce Manning

An update: A Memorial Service for Bruce will be held on Sunday, August 23rd at Harbor Lawn Cemetery. (1625 Gisler Ave, Costa Mesa, CA) at 1PM It’s with a heavy heart I pay tribute to my friend Bruce Manning who passed away yesterday afternoon suddenly.  Bruce and I attended the same college in upstate New York but…

Arnold Vetos Budget for Battered Women

Eve Ensler, author of “The Vagina Monologues,” penned this extraordinary opinion piece about the Governor of California’s decision to terminate funding in the budget for battered women. From the piece: I try to imagine what the governor thinks as he draws his veto pen through 40 years of women’s struggle and work, how he sleeps knowing…

In a New York Minute…Everything Can Change

With apologies to Don Henley, the dynamics of the 2010 US Senate election campaigns have changed in a New York Minute for State Rep. Chuck DeVore. DeVore now has a primary to worry about in his Quixotic bid to replace Senator Barbara Boxer.  Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina has taken steps to declare her candidacy…