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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.

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...

Nuclear Threat from North Korea: Overblown?

North Korea as a nuclear threat appears more frightening after its missile test Friday. This was the second successful test of an intercontinental ballistic...

Trump’s Weak Communications Week

Have the last seven days been Trump’s weakest communications week? I would say this week would be a pretty good contender for the spot.Naturally,...

Transgender Ban and its Trumped-Up Excuses

On Wednesday morning, President Trump announced a transgender ban on serving in the military.Trump claimed he consulted with “Generals and military experts.” Who were...

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