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Dear Democrats, reject Bernie Sanders — or you’ll feel the burn | Dick Polman

By: - February 10, 2020

Democrats need to park all talk of a democratic socialist “revolution.” As Richard North Patterson says, “the task of winning is revolution enough.”

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Goodbye, Democracy. Hello King Donald I Dick Polman

By: - February 2, 2020

As French lawyer-diplomat, Joseph de Maistre, warned two centuries ago, “Every nation gets the government it deserves.”

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The Trump trial is democracy’s ultimate stress test | Dick Polman

By: - January 27, 2020

The 2020 election is the last best chance to reverse the dark fork in the road we took in 2016. It's on us if we choose that path again.

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Michael Corleone could teach Trump a thing or two about Iran | Dick Polman

By: - January 13, 2020

If Trump was not a husk of a human ruled by petty pique, he would understand the wisdom of entrapping a foe via international engagement.

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Will impeachment hurt Trump in 2020? There’s reason for optimism | Dick Polman

By: - December 16, 2019

There's plenty to go on. But if we can’t stoke an historic backlash against authoritarian disinformation, it is truly game over.

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Snarky mockery of Joe Biden is sheer malarkey | Dick Polman

By: - December 9, 2019

Young snarky lefties on social media think it’s hysterically funny that Biden loves the adjective enough to put it on his bus.

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A court ruling to be thankful for this year: ‘Presidents are not kings’ | Dick Polman

By: - December 2, 2019

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is a long overdue reorienting of the compass of power. There are three branches, not one.

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Gordon Sondland went full Agatha Christie on the Trump regime | Dick Polman

By: - November 25, 2019

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 handpicked ambassador, Gordon Sondland, publicly declared during Wednesday’s House impeachment hearing, all the suspects in the illegal scheme to squeeze Ukraine for fake Biden dirt are guilty. Starting at the […]

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Why are Republicans still obsessed with the whistleblower? | Dick Polman

By: - November 18, 2019

Why are Trump and his authoritarian enablers so obsessed with outing the whistleblower, who is protected by a web of federal laws that safeguard the identities of patriotic dissenters?

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Republicans remain tethered to toxic Trump | Dick Polman

By: - November 11, 2019

Reality-based Republicans are well aware that they need to reconnect with educated white-collar suburban voters, especially women.

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‘But her emails’: A final farewell to a fake Clinton scandal | Dick Polman

By: - October 28, 2019

The fake scandal ginned up by candidate Trump and amplified by a complicit mainstream media turns out to be a nutrition-free nothingburger.

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What most of the impeachment heroes have in common | Dick Polman

By: - October 21, 2019

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, is only the most well-known of the courageous women who are on the leading edge of impeachment.