Oh man, what a mess: A botched design, squabbling contractors, lousy administration oversight, computer glitches and delays, taxpayer money down the drain ... but this is not about the Obamacare websi... More »
It was eerie yesterday, watching President Obama play pitchman-in-chief for Obamacare. Yes, he said, the government website launch has been a mess, but "I want people to be able to get this great... More »
Well, that was fun. Fifteen days of needless national misery - reduced corporate earnings, uninspected foods, mass furloughs, plunging consumer confidence, hotel layoffs at national parks, a damaged... More »
If Congress somehow pulls back from the brink of lunacy (as rumored today), if it forges a deal to reopen the government and keep paying Uncle Sam's bills (as rumored today), lots of tea party ... More »
If you're still wondering why tea-party conservatives are so far removed from the American mainstream, if you want to understand why they comprise a mere 21 percent of the citizenry, look no fu... 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.