John A. Tures, Author at LaGrange Daily News

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TURES COLUMN: For MLK’s legacy, pass voting rights. Democrats and Republicans will benefit

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, people might watch the movie “Selma,” a great political movie.  But even though people might think the Voting Rights ... Read more

by John A. Tures, Saturday, January 15, 2022 9:30 am

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TURES COLUMN: Another American Underdog story, right here in Georgia

The movie “American Underdog” covers the shocking rise of quarterback Kurt Warner, who went from bagging groceries to the Super Bowl MVP and NFL Hall-of-Fame. ... Read more

by John A. Tures, Wednesday, January 12, 2022 10:30 am

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TURES COLUMN: America needs you to survive future Jan. 6 insurrections

A year ago, we witnessed the horrors of Jan. 6, 2021. We’ve been treated to a host of actors, pundits, and other armchair experts who ... Read more

by John A. Tures, Thursday, January 6, 2022 10:30 am

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TURES COLUMN: Those Atlanta Braves who belong in the Hall Of Fame

On Jan. 25, 2022, the BBWAA will announce who will go into Major League Baseball’s Hall-of-Fame next season.  For the past few off-seasons, several players ... Read more

by John A. Tures, Tuesday, December 28, 2021 5:57 pm

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BOWEN COLUMN: Lost in Yellowstone (epilogue)

At the time of our writing this Epilogue, four months have passed since we exited the Thoroughfare at the southern end of Yellowstone. Since that ... Read more

by John A. Tures, Tuesday, December 21, 2021 10:30 am

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TURES COLUMN: The ghost of Christmas today

“There’ll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long long ago.”  That tune, frequently sung by Andy Williams, linked to “A ... Read more

by John A. Tures, Tuesday, December 21, 2021 9:30 am

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TURES COLUMN: We’re losing the war on Christmas, but not in the way you think

An Evangelical Pastor criticizes the “War on Christmas” as a false battle where victory is “easily declared because there was no fight, except in the ... Read more

by John A. Tures, Saturday, December 18, 2021 9:30 am

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TURES COLUMN: Did the ‘War On Drugs’ reduce crime in the U.S.?

All semester, my undergraduate students have been researching the War on Drugs, to see if several get-tough measures, ranging from convictions to long sentences, have ... Read more

by John A. Tures, Friday, December 10, 2021 11:30 am

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TURES COLUMN: Why we should double the pell: For America’s students and economy

As you will see in this column, there’s a mountain of evidence for the value of college, for the skills, as well as the employment ... Read more

by John A. Tures, Friday, December 3, 2021 9:30 am

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TURES COLUMN: Can Biden bounce back from a rough 2021?

As the Democratic Party struggles with a tough 2021 election season, and no shortage of polls claiming Joe Biden’s numbers are tumbling, it’s worth asking ... Read more

by John A. Tures, Saturday, November 27, 2021 9:30 am

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