Trump’s Self-Destructive Nature Is Why His Administration Was Doomed From The Start

by Tony Wyman We have witnessed this month the spiralling descent of a presidency doomed from the start.  The media proclaimed recent revelations and departures to be “astounding” and “shocking,” but they are neither. Instead, what they are is inevitable.  From the start of his campaign for the presidency, Donald Trump made it abundantly clear that he was little more than a political vandal, a man intent upon creating as much conflict, discord and destruction as possible, and that he would leave in his wake lives wrecked and institutions weakened,…

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School Shooters Won’t Turn To Bombs If We Prevent Them From Getting Guns

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by Tony Wyman Those opposed to restrictions on gun ownership like to suggest that kids attacking schools with guns would switch to bombs if we made it much harder for them to access firearms. But, the reality is that just isn’t true and the reason why is important to note. Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the federal government recognized that terrorists, both foreign and domestic, were an increasing threat, one that needed to be addressed with new preventive measures. One of those measures was the creation of a new program…

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Lay Off the Kids

By Tony Wyman   Kids who have just experienced something no child should ever witness, the deaths and butchery of their classmates and teachers, are now under another attack, this time by a foe less lethal, but just as irrational, as the one that shot up Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Adults, many motivated by opposition to any free and open discussion of the rightful place of firearms in American society, aren’t pulling any punches in their assault on high schoolers Emma Gonzalez and her classmates. What offense have these…

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The Kids Want Action: Here’s Some Ideas that Can Stop School Shootings

By Tony Wyman How much longer until the next school shooting? Do we have months? Weeks? Days? Or maybe just hours before the next person with a gun goes into one of our schools in a town we’ve never heard of and makes that town tragically famous? Columbine. Sandy Hook. Parkland. While Wayne LaPierre of the NRA is wasting critical time trying to divert attention away from his organization and the role they play glamorizing guns, the role they continue playing emotionalizing the discussion about responsible gun use, striking fear…

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The FBI Was Right To Target Trump Campaign Advisor Carter Page

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by Tony Wyman According to a poll taken late in 2017, three-quarters of Trump supporters believe the president should remain in office should the Mueller investigation prove the president colluded with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election. The same people who believe alleged FBI collusion with the Democrat Party is high treason, feel completely different about their man’s disturbingly close and surreptitious ties to the nation that has nearly 2000 nuclear warheads pointed at the United States.  Just 14% of Trump’s faithful, believe Mr. Trump should step down…

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Trump: You Haven’t Earned the Right to Use the Troops as a Political Weapon

by Tony Wyman If you listen to President Trump (parental warning: offensive language, racism, sexism), you will hear him shame Democrats like Sen. Tammy Duckworth, an immigrant from Thailand, who lost both her legs in the service of her country after the helicopter she was piloting for the U.S. Army was shot down in Iraq, for not supporting our “great troops.” “Democrats are far more concerned with illegal immigrants than they are with our great Military (sic),” tweeted the five-time draft dodger Donald Trump, who, I am sure, likes pilots…

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Donald Trump and Steve Bannon: Trophy Hunting The Republican Party

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by Tony Wyman How ironic that President Trump, the man who history may credit with the destruction of the Republican Party, has come out against trophy hunting elephants.  Isn’t that, in effect, what his presidential campaign and his presidency, itself, has been all about? It certainly is for his chief supporters, men like Steve Bannon, who told crowds at the Values Voter Summit in October, “Nobody can run and hide on this one. These folks are coming for you,” referring to rebel alt-right candidates targeting mainstream Republicans opposed to Mr. Bannon’s…

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The SuperHero Superpowers Of Flight Or Invisibility: Morality is All That Separates Us

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by Tony Wyman There is a question that, on the surface, seems perfectly innocuous, but, when answered, reveals a great deal about us as individuals. Here it is: If you could have one super power, choosing between the ability to fly without an aircraft or the ability to be completely invisible at times of your choosing, which would you choose? Flight or invisibility. Pick one. To my shame, like probably half of you reading this – I took invisibility. Why this choice reveals so much is explained in one of…

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Trump And Bannon Are Changing The Way We Think – Is It For The Better?

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by Tony Wyman Steve Bannon, one-time adviser to President Trump and current editor of Breitbart News – a far-right political website that mixes hard news with tabloid sensationalism, has perfected a method of dialogue that is changing the way people think. What Mr. Bannon does is he takes an extremist position and hopes his readers will follow him at least 75% of the way. Let’s look at immigration, as an example. Immigrants to this country are substantially less likely to commit crimes than native-born Americans. Legal immigrants, for example, are 69%…

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Two Paths That You Can Go By – Senator Jeff Flake Points To The High Road

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by Tony Wyman Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) called us all out on the carpet last night with a speech that will go down in history as one of the greatest ever given by an American politician.                                                                                                             …

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