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Dick Polman

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In coarsened political culture, even death is politicized

I remember when I first realized that the decline of civility had become a death spiral. The date

GOP has changed its tune on health care

Perhaps you’ve long believed that extremist Islamic terrorism poses the greatest danger to America.

GOP paranoia over Obama’s ‘czars’ is pathetic

The latest fit of conservative paranoia is that Barack Obama, the alien in our midst, seeks to

Life experience is a factor for all judges

Conservatives are in a lather over Sonia Sotomayor’s frank acknowledgment that her thought process

Catholic left finally pushing back

Catholic Church leaders had a very bad election in 2008. They assailed Barack Obama as “anti-life”

Time for Sen. Specter to join the Democrats

I’m talking to you, Arlen Specter. You might want to do yourself a favor by switching teams and

Obama outpolled Kerry and Gore

In the recent HBO miniseries that chronicled the life of John Adams, there is a wrenching scene

Cheney leaves with a record of lies

I last saw Dick Cheney at a Colorado rodeo arena, in August 2004, flashing his grin-grimace on a

Obama’s race could be the decider

Let us swing the door ajar and invite the elephant into the room. One big reason Barack Obama is

McCain plays POW card again

DENVER — Democrats are trying to have some fun at John McCain’s expense by passing out oversize

An omnipotent presidency? It’s just a myth

Whenever I hear the ’08 presidential candidates voicing despair about the U.S. economy and talking

Huckabee’s tie to tobacco puffs out

Just when it appears Mike Huckabee might be the man of conviction that grassroots Republicans are

Bush battles facts — again

President Bush just can’t catch a break. It seems like every time he tries to be bellicose, the

GOP pursues power play in California

The outcome of the 2008 presidential race may well hinge on what happens to Initiative 07-0032.

Thompson no longer in ‘amen’ corner

It’s hard to believe that Fred Thompson once was ballyhooed as the ’08 savior who would galvanize

If your mothers says she loves you ...

In recent weeks, a great number of e-mailers have excitedly sought to inform me about a particularly

Religious right can’t find right candidate

Back in May 2000, I learned firsthand that James Dobson is a tough man to please. Dobson, the


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