Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis at a news conference at Pinellas County schools, Aug. 11, 2021. (Credit: Gov. DeSantis Facebook/The Florida Phoenix).

Ron DeSantis talks tough to Disney, but is a Putin appeaser | Dick Polman

BY: - March 20, 2023

Putin needs a Neville Chamberlain in the White House. DeSantis fits the bill to a T.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during an event at his Mar-a-Lago home on Nov. 15, 2022 in Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Rupert Murdoch said the quiet part about Fox News out loud | Dick Polman

BY: - March 6, 2023

The rajah of right-wing propaganda has been stripped bare.


What’s wrong with electing judges? Let’s start with everything | Dick Polman

BY: - February 27, 2023

I loathe the practice of electing high court judges. It happens in 22 states, including Pennsylvania, and it strikes me as sleaze incarnate.


Georgia grand jury confirms what we knew about Trump all along | Dick Polman

BY: - February 20, 2023

Bottom line: The weather is warming for most of us. But for Trump, winter is coming.


Are you really surprised by Joe Biden’s State of the Union performance? | Dick Polman

BY: - February 13, 2023

What other Democrat is best-equipped to keep the GOP Visigoths away from the gates of power?


Why the debt ceiling fight is the GOP’s Groundhog Day | Dick Polman

BY: - February 6, 2023

It’s clear why Republicans fear specifics. Whenever they’ve pulled that stunt in the past, they’ve gotten burned.


If you thought Donald Trump was the worst, give Mike Pompeo a look | Dick Polman

BY: - January 30, 2023

Many Republicans want to leave Donald Trump in the dust. The bad news is so many of them are just as odious.


Another day, another George Santos revelation | Dick Polman

BY: - January 23, 2023

How asymmetric it is that one party tries to police its ranks often to a fault, while the other party is so despicably shameless.

The U.S. Capitol. Samuel Corum/Getty Images

How Republicans normalized George Santos | Dick Polman

BY: - January 9, 2023

It’s also a mystery how the guy managed to pump $700,000 into his own campaign.

Biden Marriage Protection Act signing

Gay marriage is no longer a right-wing wedge issue | Dick Polman

BY: - December 19, 2022

Sometimes the long arc of history does bend toward justice.


Republicans can’t seem to fathom why they lost | Dick Polman

BY: - December 12, 2022

Bad candidates, no ideas, and the Trump factor added up losses up and down the ballot.


America’s post-midterm forecast is sunnier than we dared to dream | Dick Polman

BY: - November 14, 2022

As right-wing pundit Erick Erickson pointed out, Trump 'saddled the GOP with a lot of clunker candidates.'