In the War on American Democracy, Journalists Can’t Be Neutral 06/16/2021 On a podcast the other day, national political reporter Thomas Edsall analyzed the mounting threat of Republican authoritarianism and posed a great question: “Trump and ... Read More Texas is Whitewashing its Racist History 06/09/2021 I must warn you in advance that this is not satire. This news is real. This week, the Republican governor of Texas signed a law ... Read More RIP John Warner, a Republican Who Worked Across the Aisle. Imagine That. 05/27/2021 John Warner, a Republican who served in the U.S. Senate for 30 years and died Wednesday at 94 in his home state of Virginia, said ... Read More Democrats Shouldn’t Negotiate With Terrorists 05/20/2021 Why do most Capitol Hill Republicans oppose the creation of a bipartisan commission to investigate the deadly coup against democracy staged on Jan. 6? Duh, ... Read More Is Chris Christie Pathetic, Shrewd, or Pathetically Shrewd? 05/11/2021 The Republican party has devolved into a motley mix of goose stepping fanatics like Marjorie Taylor Greene and sniveling cowards like Kevin McCarthy. But worst ... Read More Laud Liz Cheney For Defending Truth, But Don’t Forget Her Father’s Lies 05/06/2021 Kudos to Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney. Her House GOP leadership post hangs by a thread because she refuses to mouth Trump's Big Lie about a ... Read More Supreme Sleaze: Amy Coney Barrett’s Corrupt Conflict of Interest 04/29/2021 It's hard these days to keep track of all the decrepitude in public life, so forgive me if I highlight some new sleaze that has ... Read More Fake Vaccine Cards and the Cult of American Selfishness 04/22/2021 Republican pollster Frank Luntz met last weekend with 17 vaccine-resisting Trump voters to better understand why they won't take the simple step of protecting themselves ... Read More Some Evangelical Christians Have Forgotten Their Moral Duty 04/14/2021 I don't want to malign anyone's religious faith. I really don't. But it's a tad disturbing that 45 percent of the nation's 41 million white evangelical ... Read More So Now Republicans Hate Coke and Baseball 04/07/2021 Republicans and corporate America have been conjoined for so long that any breach in the bond is almost impossible to imagine. Yet we're seeing one ... Read More Archives Dick Polman Dick Polman is the national political columnist at WHYY in Philadelphia and a "Writer in Residence" at the University of Pennsylvania. Email him at [email protected] Daily Newsletter Sign up for FREE! Get Cartoons Daily! Sign up for our free daily newsletter by entering your email and clicking on subscribe. Subscribe 1 of 151234›» Close this module GET OUR FREE DAILY CARTOON EMAIL NEWSLETTER!All the best our sites have to offer – free in your email box! No hassle! No obligation! So cool! Just sign up!First NameJohnLast NameSmithYour email[email protected]SubmitNever see this message again.