To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Thursday, May 28, 2020

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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

Sifting Through The Ashes

BY VERN TURNER Let's begin with a poignant quote from one of our original patriots who yearned for the idealism of a democratic republic and...

Three Monkeys

BY VERN TURNER We are all familiar with the statuary of the three monkeys demonstrating their innocence from negativity. The statue kind of reminds me...

I, Dictator … And Other Cartoons

BY VERN TURNER Did you hear the nation breathe a collective sigh of relief when the two major party political conventions ended? I heard it, but...

A Nation Of Fear

BY VERN TURNER We Americans like to think of ourselves as fearless defenders of righteousness – you know, the home of the brave and all...

Our Days Of Guns

BY VERN TURNER Allow me to begin with a poem written by my colleague and friend, Steven Love of Dallas: VOICES Voices, the high-pitched tones of childhood, Laughing...

A Gun Too Far

BY VERN TURNER In one of George Carlin's books, the introduction page has a quote from Hermann Goering, Hitler's No. 2. It goes something like...

Dignity Lost

BY VERN TURNER In light of recent events that include the presumptive coronation of Donald J. Trump as the new leader of the Republican Party's...

The Roots Of Our Evils

BY VERN TURNER When did the money meme become the driving force in everything we do? It seems that everything we talk about in our human...

It’s Time To Be Happy

BY VERN TURNER Finally! The Republicans have picked themselves a candidate to run against Hillary Clinton. Man, I'm glad that's over. It was a brutal...
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