In the annals of Obamacare hatred, nothing quite tops the ad posted the other day by a right-wing front group for the Koch brothers. I'm referring, of course, to the ad where a woman is being for... More »
As we careen toward a government shutdown, courtesy of a Republican kamikaze squad that somehow thinks it can kill Obamacare by threatening a closure, we can only hope that saner souls in the minori... More »
Once again, the right-wing kamikazes are threatening to crash their planes into the good ship America and drive us into default. The deal, as they see it, is that unless President Obama agrees to si... More »
What can I, or anyone, possibly say about the latest gun massacre - or the inevitable next massacre - that might be construed as new? You've heard it all before, in the wake of Virginia Tech and ... More »
With the foreseeable threat of a new war fast receding, we can safely return to our perpetual crisis of governance - to the intramural Republican war between the reality-based pragmatists and the ex... More »
The flip flops on Syria, the rhetorical U-turns, the hubris and the hesitance...but this time, I'm not referring to Team Obama. This is about the Republicans.
Any Obama-hater who thinks the pr... More »
Let's pause in our ponderings of the violence in Syria, and focus today on the defenders of gun violence closer to home, in Colorado.
In yet another triumph for the American weaponocracy, two ... 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.