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: In defense of Joe Biden’s switcheroo

politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears on the ground.”

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Polman: Naval gazing: President Trump is still bedeviled by a dead man

The quintessential Ugly American arrived in England on Monday, where it didn’t take long for him to hurl insults at London’s mayor. But presumably his mood will be lightened by the absence of any American vessels bearing the name John McCain.

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Polman: Meet the conservative Republican who’s putting country over party

Justin Amash, a rare Republican congressman who refuses to genuflect at Donald Trump’s feet, has been taking heat lately for daring to speak his mind. But bless his heart, he couldn’t care less.

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Polman: Democrats’ worst fear for 2020: A bullish Trump economy

It shouldn’t shock anyone if Donald Trump wins a second term in 2020.

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Polman: Anti-science ignorance strokes public health crisis

If you happen to watch “Veep,” the HBO show that satirizes politics, you’re surely familiar with Jonah, the notorious foot-in-mouth presidential candidate.

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Polman: Health care stupidity is a Republican preexisting condition

Donald Trump is celebrating his fake “complete exoneration” by pledging anew to throw 20 million people off their Obamacare coverage. Is this guy politically stupid, or what?

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Polman: President Trump’s big, new lie

Sunday is traditionally a day of rest, but not for habitual liars.

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Polman: Chris Christie is desperate

As I soldiered through Chris Christie’s spin-memoir “Let Me Finish,” I found myself flashing back to September 2011, when he was being widely touted as the GOP’s “Next Big Thing.” One particular ego-stroking incident at the Reagan Presidential Library must surely be one of his personal favorites.

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Polman: Border ‘crisis’ distracting us from the true national emergency

Are we capable of connecting two dots? The fake border crisis distracts us from the true national emergency: A suspected Russian asset sits in the White House.

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Polman: Are Republicans finally smelling the Trumpster fire?

Did my ears deceive me? Did I actually hear Pat Toomey, a Pennsylvania Republicans and one of Trump’s infamous abetters, actually warn us that the president is a clear and present danger to our national security?

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