Dick Polman

How False Media Equivalency is Benefiting Trump | DICK POLMAN

Back in early May, I predicted that the mainstream media's "objectivity" rituals would kick in as autumn neared, "balancing" the two major candidates according to the timeworn rules of "on of the one hand, on the other hand," thus leaving the impression that Hillary Clinton (seasoned and experienced, whatever her flaws) and Donald Trump (manifestly unfit, by dint of his temperament and ignorance) can somehow be equated.

Let’s Chew on the New Clinton Foundation Nothingburger | DICK POLMAN

The mainstream media has a tough time "balancing" the coverage of a presidential campaign where one candidate is temperamentally suited for the Oval Office and the other candidate belongs in a middle school locker room, snapping wet towels.

Roger Ailes and Donald Trump Deserve Each Other | DICK POLMAN

If you read Superman comics as a kid, you're probably familiar with Bizarro World — the planet where everything is the opposite of life on Earth. I bring this up because it's clear Donald Trump is running for president of Bizarro World.

Hillary Clinton’s Transparency Phobia | DICK POLMAN

Hillary Clinton is riding high, thanks to the latest Trumplosions. But just because she's winning in the polls, we shouldn't whitewash her flaws. And here's one that sticks in my craw.

Can the GOP Nuke Its Own Nominee? | DICK POLMAN

The Republican race has gone nuclear.

Donald Trump Profited From 9/11 | DICK POLMAN

Unlike their Republican counterparts, Democrats tend not to wallow in the sewer with infantile chants like "Lock Her Up." Instead, they simply whacked Donald Trump with substance throughout their four-day convention in Philadelphia.

Donald Trump’s Fact-Free Marketing of Fear | DICK POLMAN

I knew it would be a long night when Donald Trump launched his acceptance speech with a promise to speak "honestly," telling the crowd, "There will be no lies. We will honor the American people with the truth, and nothing else."

Take a Breath, Folks, 2016 is not 1968 | DICK POLMAN

The latest fad, propagated by many members of the commentariat, is to equate the America of 2016 with the America of 1968.

Goodbye, Benghazi Sleuths – Take Your Tinfoil Hats | DICK POLMAN

To quote poet T. S. Eliot, the House Select Committee on Benghazi finally folded its tent Tuesday - "not with a bang, but a whimper."

Is Brexit a Harbinger of Trumpism? | DICK POLMAN

With apologies to the climactic song in "Les Miserables," here are the self-destructive Brits who voted yesterday to exit the European Union. Cue the music!

Worried Trump Can Beat Hillary? Don’t Be | DICK POLMAN

You know that nutjob you always see on the street, speed-rapping to himself about God knows what? His verbatim dialogue probably goes something like this...

After Orlando, 3 Words Republicans Refuse to Utter | DICK POLMAN

Let's flag some Republican statements about the Orlando massacre. See if you can spot what's missing.

Clinton Makes History, While Trump Mops His Mess | DICK POLMAN

If you want an accurate reading on the 2016 presidential campaign — who's up and who's down, who's ascendant and who's a clown — look no further than Tuesday night's speeches. Because it's all about the optics.

Trump Hits New Low With Attack on ‘Mexican’ Judge | DICK POLMAN

Predictably, America's Troll is still attacking the federal judge who's handling the lawsuit against Trump University.

Take a Wild Guess Which Political Party is Imperiling Babies | DICK POLMAN

We all know by now that Republicans are well practiced at the art of magical thinking — massive tax cuts balance the budget, human-induced climate change isn't real, Donald Trump is a normal candidate — but the delusion that tops them all is their apparent belief that the Zika virus will slow its pace and take its cues from the ideological cheapskates on Capitol Hill.

Trump Loves the Taste of Bernie’s Sour Grapes | DICK POLMAN

In a column I wrote a couple months back, I listed five reasons why Donald Trump could actually win this election, to our everlasting national shame. Here's reason number six: A Democratic party torn asunder.

The Normalization of Trump Has Begun | DICK POLMAN

On NBC News the other night, anchorman Lester Holt reported that Donald Trump was pivoting to a more presidential image. In the measured tones that we commonly associate with "objectivity," Holt said: "Trump's comments appear to signal a more moderate shift..."

Hillary Can Show Bernie How to Lose With Grace | DICK POLMAN

Despite repeated pummelings - four more losses Tuesday night, including a blowout in Pennsylvania - Bernie Sanders still can't find the high road on his mental GPS. He's still steamed that Democrats have the temerity to run Democrats-only primaries (he's not even a Democrat), says he's gonna win in irrelevant West Virginia on May 10 and continue to battle at the convention to the bitter end.

Hello? Earth to Bernie Sanders? | DICK POLMAN

Dear Bernie, You're toast, and I'm smelling the burn.

Feeling the Bull: Bernie’s Biggest Con | DICK POLMAN

You'll get no argument from me that Hillary Clinton is a flawed candidate — stonewalling the release of those Goldman Sachs chats is merely Exhibit A — but when it comes to bull-slinging and empty sloganeering, she's no match for her self-righteous rival.