I didn't believe it was biologically possible for the Senate Democrats to grow a spine, but as we saw when the Boston Red Sox catapulted from worst to first, miracles do happen. And so, as of t... More »
Today marks the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, which framed our national aspirations in less than 300 words. Garry Wills, the journalist-essayist, has rightfully lauded Lincol... More »
At the recent memorial service for Democratic House Speaker Tom Foley, former Republican leader Bob Michel talked nostalgically about how the parties used to cooperate on Capitol Hill. Michel said, &q... More »
Presidents sometimes lie, as evidenced most recently by Barack Obama's you-can-keep-your-plan doozy. But where does his lie rank in the pantheon of presidential lies?
I ask that question not mer... More »
How about this for a deal: If I acknowledge that President Obama lied when he repeatedly stated that everyone who liked their health coverage could keep it, then all conservatives and denizens of Tr... More »
The apology (such as it was) surfaced at the tail end of the broadcast last night. 60 Minutes, having just been busted for nurturing a bogus Benghazi story over a span of 12 months, said it was sorr... 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.