To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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Vern Turner

Denver resident Vern Turner is a regular contributor to The Oklahoma Observer. His latest book, Why Angels Weep: America and Donald Trump, is available through Amazon.

Latest Articles

A Sense Of Being Cleansed

The reason I haven't written much political commentary over the last few years is for the simple reason that it made me feel unclean. Writing...

Inspired To Rebuild Our Nation

Of course Joe Biden picked the absolutely correct person to be his running mate. With the cast of candidates he had available to consider...

The Elephant In The Room Finally Trumpets

Mary Trump's new book, according to a clinical psychologist interviewed on Lawrence O'Donnell's MSNBC show this week, describes the standard, textbook characteristics of a...

Preserving Our Dignity

After watching Michelle Obama’s Becoming and President Obama's brief address to all our graduating high school seniors, I was moved and encouraged to feel and...

A Flailing, Failing Presidency

Events keep outrunning the media's, or my attempts to keep up with the soap opera-cum-governmental disaster that is the Trump presidency. Even the great journalists...

Why Republicans Fail

Sometimes it just comes at you as so obvious that it can be comical. What motivated me to write this piece are the simple...

Shipping Clerks And Other Insults

What will it be next? Will it take thousands of dead bodies stinking in the streets? Or will it just be an insurrection that...

I Choose To Fight

The recent displays of childish pique by what passes as president of our great country has triggered something in me that I thought was...

A Republic At Risk

As I write, it's the day after the Super Bowl. The “president” congratulated the Chiefs of Kansas City, er, Kansas. Too bad the Chiefs...