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.

Saudi Adventurism Poses Dangers to Region and World

Saudi adventurism could be dangerous.Until recently, Saudi Arabia exhibited one fundamental trait of conservatism. That trait was the incremental nature of change in the...

Al Franken: Convenient Cudgel for Republicans

Al Franken, one of Minnesota’s Democratic Senators, is the latest politician accused of sexual improprieties. On Thursday, Leanne Tweeden alleged that in 2006, Franken...

Stupidity is Rife Among Republicans

Stupidity is not a trait associated with elephants, the symbol of the Republicans. Judging by recent examples, perhaps the new animal to represent Republicans...

Trumpism Putting US Interests Abroad in Danger

Trumpism is putting United States interests abroad in danger.Given the prominent role that the US plays on the world stage, Trumpism’s damage to US...

Sexual Allegations: If Not True, Sue

Sexual allegations have exploded in the wake of the Weinstein affair. Many prominent men are now in trouble over their sexual assault and harassment.The...

Trump Base Can’t Be Shaken or Stirred

The Trump base, according to a Wednesday Politico article about a sample of his supporters, still believes in him.That article got me thinking about the...

Voters Thump Trumpism

On Tuesday, voters decided to deliver Trumpism a message. Tone it down – or lose.A charitable definition of Trumpism would define it as cultural...

Technological Advances Expensive and Wasteful

Ever have the feeling that technological advances are running amok?With the iPhone X release now in the news, can too much technology be a...

Asian Trip for Trump Fraught with Perils

The Asian trip that President Donald Trump started Friday comes with potential pitfalls.White House officials are reportedly anxious about the prospect of stumbles and...

Tax Cuts Will Enrich Wealthy

Today's tax cuts plan, announced by the Republicans, confirms that our regime is in the hands of the wealthy.The GOP Congress and the Trump...

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