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 »
This morning, religion scholar Reza Aslan's new biography of Jesus was the top best-seller on Amazon, outpacing everyone from George Martin and J.K. Rowling to Dan Brown and Sheryl Sandberg. For ... More »
Bruce Hanes, the Montgomery County Register of Wills who has issued 34 gay marriage licenses in defiance of Pennsylvania law - and who was sued yesterday by the state, which demands that he "imme... More »
When Chris Christie did the Full Rudy the other day - as in, Giuliani; as in, playing the 9/11 card - it appeared at first that he was merely staking out turf as a national security hawk, with his eye... More »
Brace yourself. The dominant crazies in the GOP are chewing the carpet again.
Their latest desperate plot to stop Obamacare violates the norms of rational governance - which is no surprise, given t... More »
Back in the early '90s, when I worked in London and wrote frequently about the hijinks of the monarchy, I tried in vain to understand why the British clung to such an archaic institution. But thi... 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.