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New Hampshire Muddle: Bernie Underwhelms the Yogi Berra Democrats | Dick Polman

Yogi Berra has a timely warning for the fractured Democratic party. The baseball legend and accidental oracle is reputed to have said, “It gets late… Continue reading

 

Dear Democrats: Beat Bernie Sanders, Or You’ll Feel the Burn | Dick Polman

What a dire scenario: A corrupt Republican president soaked in scandal wins re-election in part because dimwitted Democrats decide to nominate a small-state senator who’s… Continue reading

 

Goodbye, Democracy. Hello, King Donald the First. | Dick Polman

Back in December of 2015, on the cusp of the 2016 presidential primaries, when candidate Trump was previewing his Putinesque behavior, I warned in a… Continue reading

 

The Trump Trial is Democracy’s Ultimate Stress Test | Dick Polman

In a column on the eve of the 2016 election, I warned that if Donald Trump were to inexplicably occupy the White House, he would… Continue reading

Michael Corleone Could Teach Trump a Lesson About Iran | Dick Polman

Before Donald Trump began to slur his words and concoct fake verbs like “tolerize,” he declared that “as long as I’m president of the United… Continue reading

Buzz Off, 2019: A Pop Quiz On This Year’s Trumpster Fire | Dick Polman

Year three of the man-child administration was much like his first two, only more so. But before you compel yourself, for the sake of your… Continue reading

Will Impeachment Hurt Trump in 2020? Here’s the Case for Optimism | Dick Polman

Most Americans, exhausted by Trump’s demagogic lying and relentless pillaging of the values we hold dear, are understandably skeptical that impeachment will cleanse the stench… Continue reading

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