If the gun reform movement sparked by Newtown ultimately comes to naught, if the denizens of Capitol Hill ultimately do nothing, rest assured that the top prize for spinelessness will be awarded to ... More »
To fully appreciate how seriously the GOP is hampered by the dead weight of the religious right, look no further than yesterday's chat shows, where Ralph Reed and Gary Bauer did their darndest ... More »
The big idea in the GOP's long-awaited autopsy report is that the party can reconnect with the American majority by simply selling its rigid ideology more effectively, and by simply tweaking it... More »
Ten years ago today, the American invasion of Iraq was underway. On this sad anniversary, there's no need to recount the plottings of the Bush war planners; their perfidies will live in infamy. I... More »
Hey, remember all those yarns in the conservative media about how New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez had supposedly slept with prostitutes? About how he had hired three of them, down in the Dominican Republ... More »
The Republican civil war has so many factions, you need a scorecard to sort them out — tea partyers versus the establishment; conservatives versus moderates; gubernatorial wing versus congressional wi... 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.
As the final day of Germantown High School's 99-year history approaches — the Class of '13 will don caps and gowns on June 19 — NewsWorks will present a series of stories including interviews with More »
Hundreds of blue-collar municipal workers took to the streets Wednesday afternoon to demand that Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter settle a pair of outstanding union contracts. They intend to resume the protest Thursday.