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Dick Polman

Dick Polman is the national political columnist at NewsWorks/WHYY in Philadelphia (newsworks.org/polman) and a “Writer in Residence” at the University of Pennsylvania. Email him at dickpolman7@gmail.com.

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Polman: Blue wave meets red wall: Split decision for a divided nation

Charles Dickens wrote this about the French Revolution: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair ... “

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Polman: Trump sows the wind, reaps the whirlwind

Shortly after the arrest of the DNA-linked domestic bomber - turns out, big shock, that he’s a “Make America Great Again” fan who took Trump’s incendiary words as permission to terrorize - an amazing moment transpired at the White House.

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Polman: Democratic diversity is making America great again

Let’s begin with a biographical sketch, a very 21st-century American dream.

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Polman: Donald Trump and ‘the death of truth’

The lies rain down on us so relentlessly that we’re often benumbed.

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Polman: Lots of tips on how to live sanely in Trumplandia

The pollsters at Pew recently reported that 68 percent of Americans are suffering from news exhaustion, and that jibes with what I witness on an anecdotal basis.

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Polman: Trump buys survival insurance from Brett Kavanaugh

Feel free to tell yourself that Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court because the guy went to Yale (Trump reportedly loves Ivy League creds), or because the guy has been thoroughly vetted by the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society (the right-wing groups that have long been funneling conservative judges to the bench).

Polman: Hey, Democrats, it’s the Supreme Court, stupid

My advice to Democrats - which I’ve offered for free since the dawn of this century - is that they pound this mantra into their thick skulls: “It’s the Supreme Court, stupid.”

Polman: Will Trump’s kid cruelty sink the GOP in November?

It may seem crass to discuss the potential political impact of Trump’s family separation policy — especially when we can hear the kids wailing for their parents — but we do need to ask:

Polman: Trump envies ‘love’ for North Korean dictator

Well, the so-called peace summit with North Korea has come and gone.

Polman: 4 reasons Democrats could lose the congressional midterms

Election day is nearly six months away, and conventional wisdom decrees that Democrats will surf a blue wave and seize the House of Representatives.

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