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Dick Polman

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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.

Polman: Profiteer-in-chief goes belly-up for China

The U.S. Constitution has been reduced to a scrap of parchment, rendered irrelevant by the profiteer-in-chief.

Polman: Missouri’s Republican sex scandal is way better than Trump’s

Need a break from Trump? Come with me to Missouri.

Polman: The GOP’s ‘Hollow Men,’ spineless in the face of crisis

Whenever I ponder the despicable impotence of the congressional Republicans - especially now, as we lurch toward a national crisis long in the making - I am reminded of a famous poem by T. S. Eliot: We are the hollow men

Polman: The Austin bomber was a white Christian. Ban them all!

I hold this truth to be self-evident: If the dead Austin bomber had turned out to be a Muslim, Trump would be interrupting his current presidential duties to rail anew about the urgent need to thwart dangerous foreigners with walls and travel bans.

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Polman column: Team Trump braces for more stormy weather

It’s surely the dream of every red-blooded American kid to grow up and be sued by a porn star.

Polman column: President Trump is best salesman for ‘Fire and Fury’

Nobody is more stunned about the stratospheric sales of “Fire and Fury” than the guy who wrote it.

Polman column: Should Al Franken resign?

It’s admirable, in a way, that so many left-leaners are calling for Al Franken to quit the Senate.

Polman column: Trump goes belly up in China

Donald Trump has dumped all his macho stump rhetoric about China and morphed into a wimp.

Polman column: Senator vs. Demagogue, and history’s verdict

Bravo to the Republican senator who stood tall in the chamber and assailed a Republican demagogue for his disgraceful reliance on “the Four Horsemen of Calumny — Fear, Ignorance, Bigotry and Smear.”