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 »
The ripping noise you just heard was the rending of the Republican fabric.
Waking up to reality (finally), and realizing that a government shutdown coupled with a debt default would be disastrous f... More »
The numbers tell the tale. House Speaker John Boehner can shed his shackles any time he wants, and stage a vote to reopen the government. If he were to do that, the measure would pass. A huge share ... 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.