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Polman: Trump’s racist tweets: A foretaste of toxic 2020

White racism was at the root of Donald Trump’s 2016 candidacy, and so it will be again in 2020.

Polman: Elizabeth Warren wants to abolish private health insurance. Uh oh.

Is it possible to pluck one newsworthy moment from Wednesday night’s cacophonous 10-contestant Democratic quiz show?

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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Polman: The ridiculous rebellion against Pelosi

There’s an old saying, attributed to nobody in particular, that Democrats never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.

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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.

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.”