Frank Luntz, the veteran Republican adviser, did something really weird last week during a guest talk at the University of Pennsylvania. At a public event, in front of roughly 100 listeners, he tried ... More »
The media buzz this week is that the right-wing billionaire Koch brothers are seriously weighing a bid to buy The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and the other six daily newspapers owned by the fl... More »
Here's a thought: If we really want to make life tougher for wannabe domestic terrorists, why not enact a federal law requiring background checks on the people who buy explosive powder? Because... More »
Enough, already, with the rose-colored invocations of LBJ. There is persistent myth afoot that if only Barack Obama could morph into arm-twisting Lyndon B. Johnson, we would dwell in a liberal nirvana... More »
Conservatives have been desperately trying to halt the bipartisan momentum for path-to-citizenship immigration reform, and, thanks to the Boston bombing, they think they've finally found the perf... More »
Cited by the Columbia Journalism Review website as one of the nation's top political scribes, and by ABC News' online political tip sheet as "one of the finest political journalists of his generation, " Dick Polman is a national blogger and columnist who has covered or chronicled every presidential campaign since 1988. A Philadelphia resident, Dick roamed the country for most of his 22 years at The Philadelphia Inquirer. He has been blogging daily since 2006. He's currently on the full-time faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, as "Writer in Residence." He has been a frequent guest on C-SPAN, CNN, MSNBC, the BBC, and various NPR shows - most notably Philadelphia's "Radio Times" on WHYY-FM.
Ten years in the making, $4.6 million spent, and over 70,000 square feet of skateable surface: Paine's Park is unique among American skate parks in that it is designed to solve multiple programming challenges: move More »
Convicted West Philadelphia abortion provider Dr. Kermit Gosnell will spend the remainder of his life in prison; and as the city's budget deadline looms, Philadelphia City Council's efforts to craft a budget blueprint are complicated More »