Vern Turner

Finding Ways To Give Thanks … No Matter What
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Finding Ways To Give Thanks … No Matter What

BY VERN TURNER My e-mail spit out a missive from an old adversary in Texas. This nameless guy is a retired FBI agent and Vietnam veteran. For some reason, he has fallen into the pit of the ultra-conservative, rightwing, reactionary school of “thought” where only his [and his fellow travelers’] opinions matter. He recently sent…

The Wages Of Society
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The Wages Of Society

BY VERN TURNER You may have noticed that the Republicans in Congress are hard at work trying to make their friends, patrons and sponsors – aka corporate/banking America – happy with tax cuts and modest loophole adjustments. Meanwhile, the itemized deduction for state taxes and home mortgage interest are being either axed or reduced. This…

Making America A Fair Place To Live And Work
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Making America A Fair Place To Live And Work

BY VERN TURNER For almost all of our history we’ve seen a kind of economic combat between the wealthier classes and the people who work every day to make them rich. OK. That’s the way our brand of capitalism works. But the corporations would have you believe that they are the things that drive our…

It’s Hard To Admit You Are Wrong
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It’s Hard To Admit You Are Wrong

BY VERN TURNER All of us have an ego, the Freudian “invention” that drives our own self image. Some of us let that sense of self drive us to an overly complex self-image, or a self-image that is distorted by the elements whirring around in our own minds. Sometimes, that egoism can lead us into…

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