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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

Kirstjen Nielsen and the High Cost of Amoral Servitude | Dick Polman

So many people have staggered away from Donald Trump’s smoking wreckage, via resignation or removal, that it’s tempting to employ black humor — to quip,… Continue reading

Health Care Stupidity is a Republican Preexisting Condition | Dick Polman

Donald Trump is celebrating his fake “complete exoneration” by pledging anew to throw 20 million people off their Obamacare coverage. Is this guy politically stupid,… Continue reading

Trump’s Big New Lie | Dick Polman

Sunday is traditionally a day of rest, but not for habitual liars. Which is why Donald Trump greeted the news of the Mueller report —… Continue reading

Presidential Hopeful Pete Buttigieg (Who?!) Elevates Our Discourse | Dick Polman

Pete Buttigieg isn’t likely to be the next Democratic presidential nominee, Most people have no clue who he is, don’t know how to pronounce his… Continue reading

Welcome to the Watergate Era 2.0 | Dick Polman

Let’s dust off the history books and turn back the clock 45 years, to an event that resonates today. On Feb. 21, 1974, the House… Continue reading

The Trump Regime Wants to Believe the Earth is Flat | Dick Polman

The Trump regime has trafficked in self-parody since its inception, so perhaps we’re already numb to the news that it intends to challenge the scientific… Continue reading

Fealty to Trump or the Constitution? | Dick Polman

Now that the inevitable moment of truth has finally arrived — with Donald Trump in banana republic mode, concocting a phony national emergency, flouting the… Continue reading

Fealty to Trump or the Constitution? | Dick Polman

Now that the inevitable moment of truth has finally arrived — with Donald Trump in banana republic mode, concocting a phony national emergency, flouting the… Continue reading

Chris Christie is Desperate for Any Piece of the Action | Dick Polman

As I soldiered through Chris Christie’s spin-memoir “Let Me Finish,” I found myself flashing back to September 2011, when he was being widely touted as… Continue reading

Five Takeaways from the Farcical Trump Shutdown | Dick Polman

It’s morning in America. Air traffic controllers will get paid again to ensure our safety. Food inspectors will get paid again to stop the spread… Continue reading

Border ‘Crisis’ Distracts Us From the True National Emergency | Dick Polman

Are we capable of connecting two dots? The fake border crisis distracts us from the true national emergency: A suspected Russian asset sits in the… Continue reading

If President Hillary Clinton Had Stormed Out of a Meeting… | Dick Polman

True news: Donald Trump storms out of a White House meeting after he doesn’t get what he wants (billions of dollars for a fake crisis),… Continue reading