President Obama should give it a substantive mention in his Monday Inaugural address - and substantive attention in his State of the Union policy address. But will he? I'm not holding my breath.
To fully appreciate how the post-election Republican party is warring with itself, check out the internecine battle over Chuck Hagel's Secretary of Defense nomination. If Obama, by choosing a R... More »
In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't really matter who delivers the benediction at a presidential inaugural. On the other hand, symbolism is important - which is why we should breathe a si... More »
Here we go again, with the Hitler stuff.
I know that the gun issue is passionate, but invoking the Nazis is no way to stimulate debate. On the contrary, it stifles debate. It cheapens our discourse, ... More »
Chris Christie is buzzworthy in the winter of 2013, not just because Sandy relief money (or lack thereof) is a hot topic. No, the main reason he was featured today on four morning shows, the main reas... More »
Richard Ben Cramer, a legendary journalist who died all too young yesterday at 62, wrote a book about presidential candidates that will endure for generations. Read it. You'll be amazed how fast ... More »
Chuck Hagel's true worth can best be measured by the enemies he has made. The people most vociferously opposed to his imminent nomination as Secretary of Defense are the neoconservatives who ginn... 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.
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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's new column on the Philly.com website debuted this week.
The website is owned by Interstate General Media, the same company as the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily News. Company officials More »
Restaurant workers often complain that their employers skim some money off of the tips they make. A fired former manager at Chickie's & Pete's alleges the sports bar chain did just that -- and says More »