Thomas E. Mann

For Thomas E. Mann's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Jan 9, 2013

The worst U.S. Congress ever?

When we set out to write a book about the growing extremism in American politics about 18 months ago, we thought that the 112th Congress was the worst we had seen in our four decades in Washington. However, the fight over the debt limit, ...

May 2, 2012

Let's just say it: Republicans pose an extreme problem

U.S. Rep. Allen West, a Florida Republican, was recently captured on video asserting that there are “78 to 81″ Democrats in Congress who are members of the Communist Party. Of course, it’s not unusual for some renegade lawmaker from either side of the aisle ...