Vern Turner

Another Opportunity Missed
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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 Daily Tribune. It had a single op-ed writer who happened to be a Libertarian. Now, Marble Falls, politically speaking, was quite conservative to the point of being not the least bit…

People, We Have A Problem
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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 show, he mentioned that our president possesses a malignant narcissistic personality disorder. I looked it up. There is an interesting list of characteristics and traits that define this particular personality disorder. –…

‘The First Rough Draft Of History’
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‘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 this in reference to what the news is. It is poignant and necessary for all of us to remember this statement as it reflects so eloquently on our First Amendment…

Seeing What We’re Made Of
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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 my old brain gets wrapped around one subject for a comment, something more drastic or dramatic happens and I have to return to square number one. Well, this latest episode…

Sav[or]ing The Victory
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Sav[or]ing The Victory

BY VERN TURNER Let us not marginalize our return to sanity from the November elections. Yes, Democrats regained the majority in the House of Representatives. Yes, several statehouses and governorships were returned to the party of the people. Yes, the energy to get young people to vote worked. But how decisive was it, really? The…

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