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Terry Smith

Dr. Terry Smith is a political science professor at Columbia College and a regular commentator on KBIA's Talking Politics.
  • When Trump was inaugurated I did a commentary on the three things we need to know about him, and soon added a fourth. It’s time to check how valid the four things still are.
  • This commentary is about wishful thinking. The phrase translates interestingly. In German it’s wunschdenken. In Italian it’s pensiero speranzoso.
  • August 13 has come and gone and Donald Trump remains at Mar-a-Lago, or wherever not in D.C. he is now. Article Eight of the Constitution, the Reinstatement Article, was not invoked. Wait – there is no Article Eight.
  • The philosopher George Santayana’s maxim, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” is a definitely a cliché. But just because it is a cliché doesn’t mean it’s not true.