To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Thursday, August 22, 2019

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

The Darkest Of Dark Times

BY VERN TURNER Fighting depression is becoming a daily chore for me. The nation I love and fought for is coming apart at the seams...

The Sum Of All Ills

BY VERN TURNER Another day, another scandal, another portrayal of incompetence and outright madness ... That is the state...

Why Republicans Fail – Part III

Last In A Series BY VERN TURNER The gap between Part II and this final part is, in part, due to the cascade of events surrounding the...

Why Republicans Fail – Part II

BY VERN TURNER In Part I we introduced the operating philosophy comparisons between conservatives and progressives. It should be noted that most, but not all,...

Why Republicans Fail – Part I

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

Another Opportunity Missed

BY VERN TURNER When I retired from teaching in the small, central Texas town of Marble Falls, there was a local newspaper named The River Cities...

People, We Have A Problem

BY VERN TURNER One of my favorite comics is Bill Maher. No surprise there for those of you who read my stuff. On his latest...

‘The First Rough Draft Of History’

BY VERN TURNER The title of this piece is a quote from the late Phil Graham, the former owner and publisher of the Washington Post. He said...

Seeing What We’re Made Of

BY VERN TURNER The cascade of events in our country and around the world have challenged me regarding putting out an essay or two. When...