Dick Polman


Trump’s Ukraine problem: He can’t control the story anymore | Dick Polman

By: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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.