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John A. Tures, Author at LaGrange Daily News


Holocaust analogies and mask mandates

Earlier this year, my college students and I joined our chaplain and a graduate student in traveling to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC. The ... Read more

by John A. Tures, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 9:00 am


John, Johnny and hope for democracy

It was like a scene from the conclusion of an epic movie, as Rep. John Lewis gave a bear hug to retiring Sen. Johnny Isakson ... Read more

by John A. Tures, Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:53 pm


TURES: What evidence shows us about police behaviors and police reform

As the U.S. experiences yet another senseless death of a citizen at the hands of police, it’s easy to conclude that there is no progress ... Read more

by John A. Tures, Thursday, June 11, 2020 5:03 pm


TURES: Remembering Ulysses S. Grant

Memorial Day is upon us, a holiday once known as Decoration Day that commemorates both the end of the Civil War and the sacrifice of ... Read more

by John A. Tures, Monday, May 25, 2020 5:47 pm


TURES: Does Amash’s exit benefit Biden or Trump?

The entrance, and exit, of Michigan Congressman Justin Amash as a possible Libertarian Party candidate will lead to endless debates about whether this help or ... Read more

by John A. Tures, Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:16 pm


How Americans grade their presidents in an international crisis

Since the arrival of COVID-19 from China to America’s shores, political pundits have been obsessed with President Trump’s polls, along with speculation about whether this ... Read more

by John A. Tures, Tuesday, May 5, 2020 6:00 pm


Evidence shows that stay-at-home policies reduce COVID-19 infection rates

Despite the presence of hundreds of protesters demanding an end to stay-at-home policies designed to contain this coronavirus, polls show sizable majorities support their governors ... Read more

by John A. Tures, Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:06 pm


Evidence shows Sanders likes Biden more than Clinton and Trump

As Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders exited the race last week, speculation was rampant about the impact of this decision on the 2020 election. Read more

by John A. Tures, Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:46 pm


The pandemic shows why we need local newspapers

You need a local newspaper now more than ever, even when there isn’t a crisis. But when there is, it’s a good reminder that it’s ... Read more

by John A. Tures, Friday, April 3, 2020 4:55 pm


Sobering lessons from the game “Pandemic”

A friend asked me if I wanted to play the board game “Pandemic” as we visited his church. I shook my head … the coronavirus ... Read more

by John A. Tures, Friday, March 20, 2020 4:23 pm

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