The first rule of writing while on vacation is to keep it simple. And what could be simpler than Rick Santorum?
Pennsylvania's unique contribution to presidential politics has been tooling aro... More »
Sometimes the best way to grasp a big issue like Obamacare is to go small and give it a human face. For instance, Clint Murphy's face.
Murphy, a veteran Republican activist who worked as a paid ... More »
Chris Christie's quest to finesse the Republican right - a necessary task, given his obvious presidential ambitions - continues to be a font of fascination. He dutifully pandered on Friday nigh... More »
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 »
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.