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Snarky Mockery of Joe Biden is Sheer Malarkey | Dick Polman

I know it’s very uncool — at least in the precincts of snarky lefty Twitter — to defend Joe Biden, but I’ll give it a… Continue reading

 

A Court Ruling To Be Thankful For: ‘Presidents Are Not Kings’ | Dick Polman

As we survey the havoc that President Trump and his sycophants have wreaked on the institutions of government, we can at least be thankful, during… Continue reading

 

Ambassador Goes Full Agatha Christie on the Trump Regime | Dick Polman

Do you remember the climax of Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express?” It turned out all the murder suspects were guilty. And as Trump’s… Continue reading

 

Why are Republicans Still Obsessed with the Whistleblower? | Dick Polman

The public impeachment hearings were barely underway when Jim Jordan, the GOP’s attack Chihuahua, began to yap about the whistleblower. Where’s the whistleblower? Why can’t… Continue reading

How to Lose the 2020 Election, by Elizabeth Warren | Dick Polman

Speaking in 1910, former two-term president Theodore Roosevelt offered some practical advice that Elizabeth Warren and today’s progressive Democrats would be wise to heed. Although… Continue reading

‘But Her Emails!’ A Final Farewell to a Fake Scandal | Dick Polman

Did you catch the important news story about Hillary Clinton the other day? I’m guessing you missed it, because it was buried beneath the latest… Continue reading

Put Your Hands Together For Pete and Amy | Dick Polman

If only the Democrats could fight like the Washington Nationals. The new National League champs won four straight on the way to the World Series,… Continue reading

What Most Of The Impeachment Heroes Have In Common | Dick Polman

Surely I’m not alone in noticing that most of the people fueling Donald Trump’s impending impeachment are women. This strikes me as significant. We have… Continue reading

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