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Why Republicans Fail – Part II
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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, people with conservative attributes are Republicans, with the same being true that all progressive people are not Democrats. That said, let’s look at what has become of the Republican Party…

Why Republicans Fail – Part I
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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 the simple statistics of what happens when Republicans are in power. Since 1965, the Republican Party has had a president for 28 years, the Democrats only 25. During those 28…

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…

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