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.”


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.


Precedent? Nah, the Senate gets to reinvent its rules in every impeachment | Opinion

BY: - January 26, 2020

Everybody seems to be using the word “precedent” right now. The word has multiple meanings, though, so what people mean by “precedent” is often unclear and confusing.


Fox News says impeachment is boring. Don’t listen. It’s history before your eyes | John L. Micek

BY: - January 26, 2020

More than once, readers have written in, or people have stopped me, to complain about their fellow Americans’ ignorance of the basic functions of government. Incandescent with anger, they’ll complain that, while their neighbors don’t know the name of their local member of Congress, they can absolutely tell you what happened on the latest episode […]


New poll: Majority of Pa. voters want Toomey to keep an open mind on impeachment | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 24, 2020

Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., may want to hasten President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial to a hasty conclusion, but voters in a key 2020 battleground state have other ideas. Nearly two-thirds of Keystone State respondents (62 percent) to a survey by progressive-leaning Public Policy Polling say they want the Senate to conduct […]

As impeachment heads to the Senate, Pa. Dems call for transparency, witnesses; GOP lines up behind Trump

BY: and - January 15, 2020

WASHINGTON — An Army veteran, a former cop and a congressional aide during the Nixon impeachment proceedings are among the U.S. House Democrats who will soon make the case for ousting President Donald Trump from office.  The U.S. House on Wednesday approved a resolution that named seven impeachment managers to serve as prosecutors in the […]

Trump impeached: House votes for 3rd time in U.S. history to impose Constitution’s ultimate sanction

BY: and - December 18, 2019

Now only the third president in U.S. history to be impeached by the House, the case against President Trump now goes to the U.S. Senate.


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.

Pa. lawmakers show their cards ahead of impeachment vote

BY: - December 12, 2019

In the committee debate that went late into Wednesday night, lawmakers on both sides assailed their colleagues across the aisle, accusing them of overt partisanship. 


House Dem Dermody was there for Pa. judge’s impeachment in 1994. It has lessons for today | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 12, 2019

"To a large extent, it’s a political process," says Dermody, who was a House manager for the impeachment of Justice Rolf Larsen in 1994.

Pa’s Houlahan: I’m not among lawmakers looking to censure Trump instead of impeaching

BY: - December 11, 2019

Politico reported earlier Tuesday that about 10 vulnerable House Democrats in districts Trump won were floating the censure idea.

Ex-Gov. Ridge: Trump’s Ukraine call was ‘an abuse of power,’ but impeachment is up to Congress

BY: - December 10, 2019

Former Republican Gov. Tom Ridge told reporters Tuesday that he was “disappointed and troubled” by President Donald Trump’s conduct with the leader of Ukraine earlier this year. That a sitting president “would ask a foreign leader, of a troubled country, who’s been besieged by an enemy of the United States, to do him a political […]