Vern Turner

Democracy Lost
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Democracy Lost

BY VERN TURNER Every time I tried to write an essay over the last two weeks, events sprang so quickly as to make every sentence obsolete by the time it was written. But today, the dust has settled enough, sort of, for something coherent to be written … at least I think it’s coherent. Since…

Enemies Of The People
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Enemies Of The People

BY VERN TURNER The president of the United States has repeatedly accused the constitutionally empowered news media of being the enemy of the people. In his stroke-me “rallies” for Republican candidates, he raves and rails on about how evil, untrustworthy and fake they are. He points them out to his frothing minions at these cult…

The Surrender Summit
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The Surrender Summit

BY VERN TURNER July 16, 2018, a day which will live in infamy, saw the president of the United States give comfort to the enemy, an enemy that attacked our basic tenets of democracy. That enemy, Russia, wantonly hacked into our political systems to affect the outcome of our presidential election. That is proven fact….

Don’t Play His Game
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Don’t Play His Game

BY VERN TURNER Yes, we progressives despise everything that comes from Trump and his White House. Yes, the Republicans are doing their worst/best to destroy the public safety net for the sake of their donors. Yes, the despicable Stephen Miller is doing hisbest to emulate Heinrich Himmler with his attacks on asylum seekers, aka immigrants….

Suffer Little Children
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Suffer Little Children

BY VERN TURNER My hands tremble, my eyes fill with tears, my anger and frustration boils up out of my insides as I cringe at every video and report coming from our southern borders. I am most assuredly not a religious person, but this passage from Matthew 19:14 strikes a bell in my soul that is basic,…

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