Trump’s Ukraine problem: He can’t control the story anymore | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - October 7, 2019
Trump got mindless indulgence from the NYC tabloid media in the 1980s. As he's learning, that era is long, long gone. We're better for it.
In thrall to the Dear Leader, Republicans dig a deeper bunker | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - September 30, 2019
As they fall inevitably into line, GOP lawmakers need to ask themselves a very important question: What's more important: Party or country?
Why boosting Social Security is Elizabeth Warren’s potentially winning issue | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - September 23, 2019
She wants to take from the rich and give to the middle class and the needy. The road to ousting Trump and saving democracy can start with this issue.
Has Trump lowered the bar for Biden’s serial gaffes? | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - September 9, 2019
Has Trump - with his documented 12,000 lies - lowered the bar so that Biden's falsehoods should be deemed no big deal? That's the question facing Democrats.
Joe Walsh’s primary bid could be an actual problem for President Trump. This is why | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - September 2, 2019
A disenchanted ex-Trump supporter is arguably the best candidate for grassroots Republicans, and GOP-leaning independents, looking to cast protest votes.
Democrats are wrong to turn their backs on anti-Trump Republicans | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - August 26, 2019
As the old saying goes, "Politics makes strange bedfellows." That's still true - unless purist Democrats spurn the Republican migrants by building a wall.
Even if Democrats dump Trump, they’ll need to ditch Mitch | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - August 19, 2019
So much press emphasis is being placed on the presidential race that we pay insufficient attention to the daunting Senate map.
Will Republicans finally disown Trump’s incendiary racism? | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - August 12, 2019
Amidst the latest bloodshed – the worst of it triggered by a white racist domestic terrorist whose El Paso manifesto echoes Trump’s racist rhetoric – I bet you’re jonesing for some good news. I’m happy to share what I have. Admittedly it isn’t much, but at this point we should probably be grateful whenever a […]
The 2020 Dems’ circular firing squad forgot all about Trump on debate night | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - August 5, 2019
In their haste to devour each other, the Democratic primary pack completely ignored a key pocketbook issue in a key 2020 state.
Mueller’s testimony: An impeachment accelerant? Or an anticlimax? | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - July 29, 2019
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 seemed virtually assured – until Trump’s servile attorney general, Bill Barr, falsely spun the Mueller report as a total exoneration of his client. Barr’s bumper-sticker mantra, amplified by his client’s […]
Trump’s racist tweets are a terrible taste of what we’re in for in 2020 | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - July 22, 2019
Character is destiny, his was forged long ago, and not even the decisive loss of the House in the 2018 midterms has shaken his resolve that bigotry should be big on the ballot in 2020.
Elizabeth Warren wants to abolish private health insurance. Uh Oh. | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - July 1, 2019
Elizabeth Warren wowed the liberal base, but she may have teed up the GOP's top attack ad and rendered herself less electable.