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: 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.”

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