The Beltway media is brimming with breathless stories about tonight's State of the Union speech. They basically fall into two categories: (1) What Obama Will Say, and (2) What Obama Should Say. W... More »
Chris Christie got laughs on the Letterman show last week when he showed up with a doughnut. I get what he was trying to do. People keep goofing on his girth, and a former White House doctor had just ... More »
We now join the GOP bloodbath, already in progress.
Some day, presumably, the party will again be at peace with itself. But at least for the foreseeable future, anyone who was cheered by the decisive... More »
President Obama's death-by-drone strategy is a political winner. Most Democrats are fine with it because Obama is one of them, and most Republicans have been loathe to criticize it because ther... More »
Even the lowliest crook on trial for petty larceny has the right to confront his accusers in open court. But a public servant who wishes to be Secretary of Defense gets no such opportunity.
That... More »
So what do you think, is Frank Lautenberg too old to launch another Senate campaign?
Age is an age-old issue in politics, and a delicate one. It's typically bad form to ridicule an incumbent w... More »
Cited by the Columbia Journalism Review website as one of the nation's top political scribes, and by ABC News' online political tip sheet as "one of the finest political journalists of his generation, " Dick Polman is a national blogger and columnist who has covered or chronicled every presidential campaign since 1988. A Philadelphia resident, Dick roamed the country for most of his 22 years at The Philadelphia Inquirer. He has been blogging daily since 2006. He's currently on the full-time faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, as "Writer in Residence." He has been a frequent guest on C-SPAN, CNN, MSNBC, the BBC, and various NPR shows - most notably Philadelphia's "Radio Times" on WHYY-FM.
In Pennsylvania, it's a good time to put ID bracelets around the legs of newly hatched peregrine falcons.
An annual event in Harrisburg, underway this week, sheds some light on the state's efforts to help a More »