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Blue Wave Meets Red Wall: Split decision for a Divided Nation | Dick Polman

Charles Dickens wrote this about the French Revolution: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of… Continue reading

 

Trump Sows the Wind, Reaps the Whirlwind | Dick Polman

Shortly after the arrest of the DNA-linked domestic bomber — turns out, big shock, that he’s a “Make America Great Again” fan who took Trump’s… Continue reading

 

There’s One Big Loser in the Kavanaugh Fight | Dick Polman

As we sift the mounting wreckage of the Brett Kavanaugh nomination, what happened in 1992 seems quite pertinent. That year, when the U.S, Supreme Court… Continue reading

 

Republicans Determined to Alienate as Many Women as Possible | Dick Polman

Why are Republicans so determined to stick with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanagh, soiling themselves in the process and alienating as many women voters as… Continue reading

All Talk, No Action: A Republican Metaphor | Dick Polman

Congressional Republicans continue to abet and excuse Donald Trump’s relentless assaults on democratic norms and the rule of law. But if we were to focus… Continue reading

Democratic Diversity is Making America Great Again | Dick Polman

Let’s begin with a biographical sketch, a very 21st-century American dream. When David Hallquist was a child attending Catholic schools in Syracuse, New York, he… Continue reading

Donald Trump and ‘The Death of Truth’ | Dick Polman

The lies rain down on us so relentlessly that we’re often benumbed. Shortly after Donald Trump tweeted last week that the Russians would help the… Continue reading

Lots of Tips on How to Live Sanely in Trumplandia | Dick Polman

The pollsters at Pew recently reported that 68 percent of Americans are suffering from news exhaustion, and that jibes with what I witness on an… Continue reading

Trump Buys Survival Insurance From Brett Kavanaugh | Dick Polman

Feel free to tell yourself that Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court because the guy went to Yale (Trump reportedly loves Ivy… Continue reading

Hey, Democrats: It’s The Supreme Court, Stupid | Dick Polman

My advice to Democrats — which I’ve offered for free since the dawn of this century — is that they pound this mantra into their… Continue reading

Will Trump’s Kid Cruelty Sink the GOP in November? | Dick Polman

It may seem crass to discuss the potential political impact of Trump’s family separation policy — especially when we can hear the kids wailing for… Continue reading

Trump Envies ‘Love’ for North Korean Dictator | Dick Polman

Well, the so-called peace summit with North Korea has come and gone. And as anyone with a scintilla of intellect could’ve predicted, Trump made a… Continue reading

Four Reasons Democrats Could Lose the Congressional Midterms | Dick Polman

Election Day is nearly six months away, and conventional wisdom decrees that Democrats will surf a blue wave and seize the House of Representatives. But… Continue reading

The Profiteer-in-Chief Goes Belly Up for China | Dick Polman

The U.S. Constitution has been reduced to a scrap of parchment, rendered irrelevant by the profiteer-in-chief. President Trump relentlessly railed against China on the campaign… Continue reading

Rudy and His Fox News Farce | Dick Polman

Rudy Giuliani’s first big televised gig as a Trump attorney, a tragicomedy Wednesday night on Fox News, stirred my memories of the old New York… Continue reading

Missouri’s Republican Sex Scandal is Way Better Than Trump’s | Dick Polman

Need a break from Trump? Come with me to Missouri. Where else can you find a Republican governor who’s under indictment on a felony charge… Continue reading

The GOP’s ‘Hollow Men’: Spineless in the Face of Crisis | Dick Polman

Whenever I ponder the despicable impotence of the congressional Republicans - especially now, as we lurch toward a national crisis long in the making —… Continue reading

Trump’s Latest Headache is in Wisconsin | Dick Polman

Earlier this week in Wisconsin, a state governed by Koch Brothers subsidiary Scott Walker, one million voters cast ballots to fill a seat on the… Continue reading

The Austin Bomber was a White Christian. Ban Them All! | Dick Polman

I hold this truth to be self-evident: If the dead Austin bomber had turned out to be a Muslim, Trump would be interrupting his current… Continue reading

On Pennsylvania Trump Turf, a House Seat Goes Blue | Dick Polman

Fear is contagious. And Republicans should be terrified about Tuesday night’s congressional race in southwestern Pennsylvania. If they couldn’t win a House seat on solid… Continue reading