Superhero Or Supervillian: Is There Really A Difference?

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by Lynda Bryant-Work “It’s the superhero problem. Superpowers make everything personal. Batman versus Joker. Fantastic Four versus Galactus. The Big G might be the Devourer of Worlds, but in the end he’s just a dude. Beat him and the problem goes away. But the real problems aren’t like that. You can’t solve them by hitting them. The real supervillains were people in suits who met in rooms and decided things. Destroy one and another would take their place.”  Ian McDonald It is called “Superhero Politics.” Convince a fan base that someone is…

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The Four Reasons Trump’s Supporters Will Never Abandon Him

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by Tony Wyman Trump’s supporters will never abandon him His supporters know he’s a liar.  They know he cheated on every one of his three wives, that he deceived the First Lady with a porn star, who he later bribed to stay quiet.  They know his relationship with Russia, his affection for dictators and his contempt for the rule of law should scare the daylights out of everyone who loves liberty.  And they know that he has no loyalty to anyone but himself. But they still love him. Yes, Donald…

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The Next Trump Toxicity Test – Arizona Congressional District 8

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by Richard Cameron   Arizona Congressional District 8 Special Election The next in the series of temperature readings of the GOP’s national crisis of confidence with American voters, takes place in Arizona on April 24 – tomorrow.  Arizona Congressional District 8 (CD-8), will be the scene of a special election pitting the last (woman) standing from the recent Republican primary, against a non-politician – at least a non-career politician on the Democrat side of the ledger. The GOP candidate is Debbie Lesko – a former state legislator from Arizona’s House…

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The First Amendment Is In The Crosshairs Of Trump Worshipping Tea Partiers

by Richard Cameron There exists in our society, a sentiment that desires strongly that dissent be outlawed and the First Amendment be infringed.  It formerly existed mainly on the extreme political fringes of the left and right, but recently has captured some degree of legitimacy among the regulars of both mainstream political parties. Although I suspected that censorship and abridgment of free speech was attractive to the more ardent among Donald Trump’s following – a recent post on Facebook convinced me that this inclination was not only becoming tolerated in…

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Trump Followers Take Offense To Declaration Of Independence 140 Characters At A Time

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by Richard Cameron There is no point at which one can assume that they have plumbed the depths of the ignorance, cluelessness and hubris of the rank and file Trump follower. You might think, “all right, it just can’t get any more absurd” – but you would be mistaken. National Public Radio NPR, in celebration of our 241st anniversary of the Declaration Of Independence, posted the entire text on Twitter, 140 characters at a time.  Any reasonable person would applaud the innovation and the tribute. Any reasonable person… I will…

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Donald Trump’s Snowflakes Have Stephen Colbert In Their Gunsights – #Fire Colbert

by Richard Cameron Trump supporters’ feelings have been hurt by late night comic Stephen Colbert’s monologue earlier this week about Donald Trump and they are petitioning CBS, Colbert’s employer to fire him. The effort seems to be picking up steam. The petition on Change.org “Fire Stephen Colbert” has picked up a whopping 566 signatures.  Another one on Care2 called, “Stop Trump Bashing By Stephen Colbert” has stimulated 207 Trump followers whose bonnets are buzzing with bees. The statement accompanying the “Stop Trump Bashing” petition, argues the following: The goal of…

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