What will Ron DeSantis learn — if anything — from Hurricane Ian? | Dick Polman
Florida is a red state condemned to consequences. And its flat-earth Republicans have long been determined to keep it that way.
With Trump’s Mar-a-Lago stash, every picture tells a story. This one writes itself | Dick Polman
The Trump camp has only itself to blame for the release of that evidentiary photo.
For America’s best lawyers, Trump is radioactive | Dick Polman
To tweak John Kerry’s famous Vietnam-era quote: How do you ask a lawyer to be the last to die for a mistake?
Don’t be too quick to say no to Uncle Joe | Dick Polman
The president's been on a winning streak of late -- never mind what his poll numbers say.
Red-state Kansas sends a message to right-wing theocrats | Dick Polman
When high court theocrat Samuel Alito wrote his screed abolishing the constitutional right to an abortion, he insisted – quoting the late rightwing justice Antonin Scalia – that the issue of abortion should be “resolved like most questions in our democracy, by citizens trying to persuade one another and then voting.”
Rupert Murdoch is scraping you-know-who off the sole of his shoe | Dick Polman
But before any of us cheers Murdoch’s takedown of Trump, let’s all be careful what we wish for.
The GOP’s fringe candidates stoke Democrats’ midterm hopes | Dick Polman
Do I detect a faint glimmer of good news?
Willful blindness is no defense when you summon a mob to wreak havoc | Dick Polman
It’s gratifying that nearly six in 10 Americans now believe (finally!) that Trump should be criminally charged.
Ireland is more progressive than America about abortion | Dick Polman
Compared to America, deeply Catholic Ireland in 2022 is a land of secular enlightenment.
Here’s what happens when honest private citizens are targeted by fascists | Dick Polman
If the cesspool of lies engulfs us, there will be many more such stories. If fascism infests us on a human scale, it will be too late to resist.
Let’s move to Australia, where they confiscate weapons of mass murder | Dick Polman
The Australian reform law has been, in the words of a 2011 Harvard study, 'incredibly successful in terms of lives saved.'
Here in arsenal America, everything old is new again | Dick Polman
We’ve lost the mental and moral capacity to prevent these bloodbaths.