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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

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