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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.

Defying Trump From Within

It is not just Democrats and a few Republicans who are defying President Donald Trump.Senior administration officials are among those who are defying him...

Blowing Being Presidential

Being presidential is not just about living in the White House and issuing executive orders. Unfortunately, the current White House occupant, President Donald Trump,...

Hurricane Harvey Without Government

Is government the problem or the solution? This has been a long-running debate in US politics.However, watching natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey should open...

All in the Family

All in the Family was a ‘70s TV show about a New York family with a bigoted patriarch, Archie Bunker.Unlike Bunker, Trump is not a...

Trump’s Media Attacks: Unfair and Dangerous

President Donald Trump, angered by reactions to his Charlottesville remarks, unleashed a string of media attacks in his Phoenix speech on Tuesday.Trump targeted others...

Eclipse of Science

An eclipse of the sun is impressive but fleeting. On the other hand, the eclipse of science under the Trump administration is subtle and...

Extreme Right in White House: Two Out of Three is Still...

A leading figure on the extreme right, Stephen Bannon, left the White House Friday. Bannon was President Donald Trump’s chief strategist in the White...

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...

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