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 »
Lucinda Williams, the singer-songwriter, has some lyrics that remind me of Anthony Weiner. Sing it, Lucinda: "Wish I could turn a sad blue day/ Into something good/ Wish I could somehow make it... More »
Modest gun reform is finally on the table today in the U.S. Senate, and even though its ultimate fate is uncertain, this much is clear: Republicans are once again warring with themselves.
Ninety pe... More »
For better or worse (probably worse), President Obama is trying to reach out to Republicans yet again, seeking a deficit-cutting budget deal yet again, beckoning them to join him in the sensible cente... 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 »
NewsWorks Tonight Host Dave Heller discussed the week's top stories - the conviction of West Philadelphia abortion provider Dr. Kermit Gosnell and Mayor Michael Nutter's request to find funding for schools - with reporters Holly More »