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Tom U is a trained political scientist who teaches history at an Ohio university. A keen observer of US politics since childhood, he has also worked with the United Nations. In his spare time, he watches movies, preferably non-Hollywood productions with subtitles.

Lost Causes of Nazism and Confederacy

Clinging to lost causes can be cute, but also pathetic and violent. We saw this in Charlottesville. Marchers at the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally...

Corporations and Trump: Division Versus Fusion

For corporations, cooperating with Republicans should be a no-brainer. The traditional Republican agenda of lower taxes and less regulation appeals to business. Donald Trump should...

Double Standards in Response to Terrorism

We saw double standards in the responses to Saturday’s Charlottesville terrorism. The identity and motivation of the culprit(s) determined the reaction. Apparently, politicians and law...

Provocative Politics From President Trump

Provocative remarks and actions from President Trump are not surprising. His earlier history should have been a good indicator. During the 2016 elections, Trump’s comments...

Foreign Policy under Trump: IBS

Foreign policy under President Donald Trump seems to be operating on an IBS mode. I am not referring here to Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Rather, I...

Hypocrisy to the Max

Billy Connolly on the TV show Head of the Class once said, "Hypocrisy is the vaseline of political intercourse." President Donald Trump’s attack on Senator Richard Blumenthal...

Leaks: The Ugly and Bad/Good

Leaks are part of Washington's culture. Politicians and bureaucrats leak to media all the time. Historically, some of them have had huge consequences. Still, the...

Immigration Cuts and Bans: Third Track

Immigration cuts and bans are part of the agenda for Trump and some Republicans. Yesterday, Trump backed a bill to cut legal immigration. This effort...

Arizona’s Republican Senators Are Worthy of Liberal Respect

Republican Senators now comprise 52 of the exclusive 100-member Senate club. Who can liberals respect, even if they disagree with them? I have been watching...

Discipline to Trump White House

Discipline, in the form of John Kelly, may have come to President Trump's White House. Kelly took over Monday as new Chief of Staff. Kelly...

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