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 »
Right on schedule, the Republican right is already in partisan mode. How predictable.
But outside the conservative bubble, does anyone at this point really question whether this president takes the t... More »
Remember, a few weeks ago, when national Republican headquarters autopsied the party's woes and said in a report that the GOP, for the sake of its own survival, should shelve its extremism and ... 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.
Hormones are erupting all over the place at Theatre Horizon's "Spring Awakening" in Norristown – I nearly slipped and fell on the way out. So be careful if you go.The Tony-award winning musical, essentially about More »
May 24 - Elizabeth Fiedler, @EAFiedler and Holly Otterbein, @HollyOtterbein
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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's new column on the Philly.com website debuted this week.
The website is owned by Interstate General Media, the same company as the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily News. Company More »