Dick Polman

What Republicans are Ignoring About Comey’s Testimony | Dick Polman

James Comey’s sworn Senate testimony basically confirms what anyone with a smidgen of mental cognition has known since day one — that Donald Trump is… Continue reading

Trump Bridges the Partisan Divide. Just Not Ours | Dick Polman

Isn’t it awesome how Donald Trump brings people together, bridges the partisan divide, and inspires political parties to set aside their differences and unite for… Continue reading

Yet Another Impeachable Offense | Dick Polman

Forgive my frequent references to Richard Nixon. It’s just eerie how his impeachable behavior is being replicated by the current con man. As Yogi Berra… Continue reading

In Defense of The New York Times’ New Climate Skeptic | Dick Polman

I rise today to defend Bret Stephens, the new conservative columnist at The New York Times. Readers who were incensed by his Saturday debut —… Continue reading

Trump’s Broken Promise Could Break Another Promise | Dick Polman

Smoke has been billowing skyward from the Trumpster fire for nearly 100 days - I know, it feels more like 100 weeks - and his… Continue reading

Is Bill O’Reilly Too Big To Fail? | Dick Polman

Fox News, where women work at their own risk in a misogynist culture frozen somewhere in the 1950s, is back in crisis mode. Nine months… Continue reading

Moscow on the Potomac | Dick Polman

The White House says that Donald Trump won’t throw out the first ball at the Washington Nationals’ home opener. He supposedly has a “scheduling conflict”… Continue reading

A Big Little Lie From Fox-Trump Media | Dick Polman

Sometimes it’s possible to tell a big story in few words — as evidenced by an episode earlier this week that nicely illustrates this president’s… Continue reading

No, Obama is Not Plotting a ‘Treasonous Coup’ | Dick Polman

We’re all well acquainted with the fake news phenomenon — the Trumpian sewage that’s routinely pumped into the brains of the dumb and numb. But… Continue reading

Republicans Have Lost Their Appetite to Investigate | Dick Polman

To best understand the Republican mentality on Capitol Hill — specifically, their disgraceful refusal to probe the Trump-Russia national security scandal with even a scintilla… Continue reading

On the Supreme Court, Democrats Simply Lost | Dick Polman

When Senate Republicans decided last year to ditch their constitutional duty — by stiffing President Obama’s eminently qualified Supreme Court nominee, denying him even the… Continue reading

Will the Men in the White Coats Drag Trump Away? | Dick Polman

Check out the 25th Constitutional Amendment. A vice president, working with a “majority of either the principle officers of the executive departments, or of such… Continue reading

Too Sleazy Even for the Trump Swamp | Dick Polman

As an unpopular charlatan prepares to place his hand on a Bible (of all things) with the lowest-ever approval rating for an incoming president, and… Continue reading

Trump is Sabotaging His Own Presidency | Dick Polman

During Wednesday’s choleric press conference, Donald Trump compared the intelligence community to the Nazis. Not a good idea. Actually, Trump has been trash-talking the intel… Continue reading

Can Megyn Kelly Thrive Outside the Bubble? | Dick Polman

When the news broke Tuesday that Megyn Kelly was leaving the Fox News bubble to pursue a broader audience at NBC, my initial thought was:… Continue reading

The Latest Lie From Trump’s Alt-Reality | Dick Polman

You never hear the term “black liar” anymore. I think it died in the 19th century, which is a shame, because it’d be a kick… Continue reading

Six Things We Need to Know About the Trump-Russia Connection | Dick Polman

The latest intelligence revelations about Russia’s cyberpush for Donald Trump are so persuasive that even congressional Republican leaders have been compelled to take notice. There… Continue reading

Beyond the Beltway, Democrats are Even Worse Off | Dick Polman

We’re all so fixated on what’s happening right now in Washington - where Team Trump, shocked by its own victory, is scrambling to form a… Continue reading

The Primal Scream for Trump and What It Means | Dick Polman

I didn’t think it would happen. I was wrong. And if it’s true what they say, that misery loves company, well, I have plenty of… Continue reading

Jefferson/Adams was the Clinton/Trump of It’s Day | Dick Polman

Politics are such a torment that I would advise everyone I love not to mix with them. Wait, that’s not me talking in 2016. That… Continue reading