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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We know — or think we know — why so many people stormed the U.S. Capitol. Most notably, a defeated leader pumped his Kool-Aid down their throats. But that’s not the whole story...
It’s so lamentably easy to stew with the ongoing gush of bad news. Punxsutawney Phil has fled to his hidey hole after glimpsing six more weeks of vaccine chaos.
I’ll readily admit that the face gracing the $20 bill is not our most urgent issue – not with 420,000 people needlessly dead and 45 Republican senators saying that their insurrectionist in exile should get a pass.
Wednesday, the adults finally got back the car keys. What a relief. You’re probably more exhausted than elated, but I bet you’ve salvaged a smidgen of that residual optimism that has always powered Americans forward.
Mike Pence has long believed that his ascent to the vice presidency was the result of divine intervention, that it was all part of God’s plan.
The domestic terrorism that we witnessed Wednesday was always bound to happen. The feral creature who nurtured it had long signaled us that it was coming.
Nobody deserves to die in a pandemic.
Some Democrats freaked out the other night when Joe Biden said that we should slowly transition from oil to renewable energy.
In case you feared that the looming Supreme Court fight would distract everyone from Donald Trump’s culpability in the deaths of 200,000 Americans, fear not. Trump can’t resist making a fool of himself.