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 »
If the war clouds can somehow be dispelled - if Russia truly convinces Syria to surrender its chemical weapons to international control - we'd all be relieved. And Hillary Clinton, for her own ... More »
There once was a time, in our Mad Men culture, when gays and guys were deemed to be different species. Gays were womanly and weird; guys were manly and normal.
But now comes Steve Lonegan, the born-t... More »
Who knows, maybe bombing Syria for its chemical crimes is the right move, morally and strategically. But it's hard to get comfortable with the idea when the uber-wordy Secretary of State is hyp... More »
Broadcast impresario and famed interviewer David Frost, who died suddenly on Saturday, has been justly praised for prodding Richard Nixon into apologizing for the Watergate scandal. It was indeed no... 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.