Dan Chmielewski

Chris Matthews won’t run for Senate

The Washington Post is reporting that MSNBC’s Hardball anchor Chris Matthews has decided not to run for the Senate in Pennsylvania after all.  “Tweety” has apparently lost that tingling feeling up his leg and decided to work hard to be more like Rachjel Maddow and Keith Olberman when it comes to informed political dialouge.  

Celebrate Richard Nixon’s 96th Birthday Friday

That’s right, Tricky Dick would have been 96 this Friday so the good folks at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda have a gift for you: free admission. There will be a ceremony and a lecture, plus that Watergate exhibition has been snazzed up to include actual facts.  And Ann Coulter is coming to the…

Why Norm Coleman Should Concede (with apologies to Peggy Noonan)

Back on December 4, 2000, at the height of the Bush-Gore Florida Recount, conservative columnist Peggy Noonan penned a piece for Time Magazine entitled, “Why Gore Should Concede.”  With Al Franken’s certified victory in the US Senate race coming today, I have decided to edit Ms. Noonan’s piece to reflect the Senate race in Minnesota.…

Obama Taps Panetta to Lead CIA

Former Clinton chief of staff and California Congressman Leon Panetta is headed back to Washington, this time to head up the CIA. What Panetta lacks in intelliegnce experience is made up for in his skills as an effective manager. Panetta was elected to the House in 1977, serving California’s 16th (now 17th) Congressional District until Clinton…