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Trump Stonewalls the Constitution, Democrats Say ‘Bring It On’ | Dick Polman

The constitutional crisis has officially arrived. To the surprise of nobody with a cognitive intellect, Donald Trump has hauled us to this treacherous precipice. The… Continue reading

 

Trump Can’t Control the Story Anymore | Dick Polman

The impeachable president whined last week that he missed the good days when the Fourth Estate covered him exactly the way he wanted. In his… Continue reading

 

Republicans, in Thrall to Dear Leader, Dig a Deeper Bunker | Dick Polman

We dare not contemplate what the Washington Republicans would say if Donald Trump were to actually shoot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue. In… Continue reading

 

Boosting Social Security: Elizabeth Warren’s Potentially Winning Issue | Dick Polman

Have you heard that Elizabeth Warren has an ambitious plan — a surefire popular plan — to boost Social Security payments by roughly $200 a… Continue reading

Would an Economic ‘Trump Slump’ Doom His Re-election? | Dick Polman

The last three incumbent presidents to lose their reelection bids — Gerald Ford in 1976, Jimmy Carter in 1980, and George H.W. Bush in 1992… Continue reading

Don’t Immediately Dismiss Trump’s Republican Challenger | Dick Polman

Pop quiz: What did Lyndon Johnson in 1968, Gerald Ford in 1976, Jimmy Carter in 1980, and George H. W. Bush in 1992 have in… Continue reading

Democrats Wrong to Turn Their Backs on Anti-Trump Republicans | Dick Polman

Winston Churchill understood that in times of national emergency, it was imperative to forge alliances with anyone willing to help — no matter how odious… Continue reading

Even if Democrats Dump Trump, Theyll Need to Ditch Mitch | Dick Polman

The word in Colorado is that John Hickenlooper is being pressured to quit his futile presidential quest and run for the Senate in 2020. Good.… Continue reading

Will Republicans Finally Disown Trump’s Incendiary Racism? | Dick Polman

Amidst the latest bloodshed — the worst of it triggered by a white racist domestic terrorist whose El Paso manifesto echoes Trump’s racist rhetoric —… Continue reading

The Democratic Circular Firing Squad Forgot About Trump | Dick Polman

Deep into Wednesday’s Democratic debate, exasperated Republican strategist John Weaver tweeted: “When the topic is criminal justice, how are they not talking about the criminal… Continue reading

Mueller’s Testimony: Impeachment Accelerant or Anticlimax? | Dick Polman

Remember the now-distant days when we Americans who closely track Donald Trump’s lies and lawlessness waited in great anticipation for “Mueller Time”? That historic reckoning… Continue reading

Trump’s Racist Tweets: A Foretaste of Toxic 2020 | Dick Polman

White racism was at the root of Donald Trump’s 2016 candidacy, and so it will be again in 2020. Either we decisively reject it at… Continue reading

Elizabeth Warren Wants To Abolish Private Health Insurance. Uh Oh. | Dick Polman

Is it possible to pluck one newsworthy moment from Wednesday night’s cacophonous 10-contestant Democratic quiz show? You bet. Here we go: Moderator Lester Holt asked,… Continue reading

The Numbing of America: Trump Allegations Treated As Old News | Dick Polman

In a normal universe, a vivid allegation of rape, leveled at a serially misogynist president, would be a news story worthy of 24/7 coverage. Heck,… Continue reading

In Defense of Joe Biden’s Switcheroo | Dick Polman

H.L. Mencken, the famed crusty commentator, said one century ago: “A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both… Continue reading

Naval Gazing: Trump is Still Bedeviled by a Dead Man | Dick Polman

The quintessential Ugly American arrived in England on Monday, where it didn’t take long for him to hurl insults at London’s mayor. But presumably his… Continue reading

Meet the Conservative Republican Who’s Putting Country Over Party | Dick Polman

Justin Amash, a rare Republican congressman who refuses to genuflect at Donald Trump’s feet, has been taking heat lately for daring to speak his mind.… Continue reading

We’re One Supreme Court Case Away From Outlawing Abortion | Dick Polman

Anyone who still assumes that legal abortion is here to stay, and that Roe v. Wade is the settled law of the land, should take… Continue reading

What Democrats Fear Most in 2020: A Bullish Trump Economy | Dick Polman

It shouldn’t shock anyone if Donald Trump wins a second term in 2020. “Now Hiring” signs in local shop windows are potentially more persuasive than… Continue reading

On Impeachment, Will Democrats Put Country Over Party? | Dick Polman

Just suppose, for the sake of argument, that a Democratic president had acted as a doormat for Russia, indulging and amplifying an unprecedented soft invasion… Continue reading