In just a few purportedly pithy paragraphs - while marshalling brain cells for a morning radio show - I want to flag the story about the Texas congressman and the Obama-masked rodeo clown.
This is os... More »
It has surely escaped your notice that Australia is staging a national election on Sept. 7. I mention this only because the Aussies have a creative way of ensuring that the election results truly refl... More »
If Hillary Clinton does run for president in 2016, Republicans will need weaponry far more potent than the silly bleatings of Reince Priebus. While the Republican party chairman continues to whine abo... More »
Every once in a while, arguably more often than the appearance of Haley's Comet, people on the left and right come together in bipartisan harmony on a crucial national concern. Like now, for inst... More »
Quick hits today about various American miscreants:
Maybe San Diego should assemble a list of the women who have not been groped or molested by Mayor Bob Filner.
Number 14, a city employe named St... More »
It's that time of year again, the August recess, when House members go home to meet up with regular people. And you have to feel sorry for the Republicans who are trying in vain to school their u... More »
Maybe Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos ponied up pocket change to buy The Washington Post because he truly wants to revitalize one of the great but struggling brands in contemporary journalism. Or maybe he wan... More »
Nobody seems to have noticed that last night marked the 20th anniversary of a rare act of conscience on Capitol Hill. A congresswoman from the Philadelphia suburbs sacrificed herself for the national ... More »
On the original Saturday Night Live, John Belushi played a character called The Thing That Wouldn't Leave. I flashed on The Thing yesterday when I channel-surfed toMeet the Press and saw Rick S... 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.