Tom U.

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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.

United Nations Tussles Hopefully Political Posturing

At the United Nations, countries collectively rebuked the United States over its Jerusalem decision this week.With an overwhelming margin, the UN General Assembly condemned...

Timing Key to Counter Republican Tax Bill

Timing was vital for the Republicans to pass their flawed tax bill. With the decline of their Senate majority by one vote, a do-over...

National Security Strategy to Create More Insecurity

National security, for the United States under Donald Trump, is all about dollars and threats.For me, that is the message from the national security...

GOP Senator with a Spine Wanted

A GOP Senator with a spine to block the expected passage of the tax bill this week would be great.According to one analysis, the...

Bias is a Two-Way Street

Bias is part of being human.Evidently, some conservatives have not got the memo that humans comprise the bureaucracy. Some bureaucrats detest stupidity and unworthy...

Sandy Hook Tragedy Did Not Change Much

Sandy Hook Elementary School was the site of horror five years ago today. On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza gunned down 20 kids and...

Doug Jones Saves the Day

Doug Jones is not just the Democratic nominee for Alabama’s Senate seat. On Tuesday, he emerged as Alabama’s choice.Jones eked out a narrow victory...

GOP Values Changing Rapidly in Trump Era

GOP values have changed over time.Befitting the Republican conservative roots, changes in GOP values used to be incremental. Not anymore: especially under Donald Trump,...

Alabama Electorate: Demography Key for Senate Race

The Alabama electorate will make a critical choice next Tuesday.  That will be their vote for their Senator.Alabamans may choose to go with the...

Atonement for Sexual Sins: Compare and Contrast

In displaying atonement for sexual sins, Democrats have taken the lead.On Thursday, Democratic Senator Al Franken announced his resignation from the Senate. Several women...
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