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For James Oliphant's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Charlottesville violence tests Trump's presidential mettle

Aug 13, 2017

Charlottesville violence tests Trump's presidential mettle

The real world has begun to intrude upon the presidency of Donald Trump. The violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white nationalists and counterprotesters confronted Trump with perhaps the first true domestic crisis of his young administration. And to some, even within his own Republican ...

In Brexit vote, echoes of Trumpism minus Donald Trump emerge

/ Jun 22, 2016

In Brexit vote, echoes of Trumpism minus Donald Trump emerge

To U.S. voters who have witnessed the rise of Donald Trump, the campaign urging Britain to abandon the European Union may appear eerily familiar. There's the nationalism, the romanticized nostalgia for an earlier time, the mistrust of political and financial elites, and the fears that ...

Unpopularity of Clinton, Trump puts spotlight on running mates

/ | Apr 23, 2016

Unpopularity of Clinton, Trump puts spotlight on running mates

Rarely have two U.S. presidential front-runners needed more from running mates than Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The Democratic and Republican leaders in the 2016 White House race are unusually unpopular nationally, polls show, despite their success with voters in their party. Clinton has struggled ...