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John A. Tures

John A. Tures

John A. Tures is a professor of political science at LaGrange College. He has written for academic journals on international and domestic politics, as well as Yahoo News, Huffington Post and The Observer.

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States with strong lockdowns had better economies and fewer deaths

By: - June 16, 2021

Just as there’s a lot of sketchy Anti-Vaxxer Propaganda, there are also a lot of flawed attacks upon lockdowns.  But just as lockdowns did shut down the skyrocketing death rates, new economic data reveals that those states that implemented such measures designed to save lives also did a better job of rescuing their economies as […]

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Investigating Benghazi but ignoring the Jan. 6 insurrection

By: - June 9, 2021

A decade ago, there were more than a half-dozen Congressional committees investigating the attack upon the U.S. Consular Office in Benghazi, Libya. Yet chances are dimming for even a single Congressional investigation of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol itself on Jan. 6, 2021. But Congress should not be barred from investigating an attempt to […]

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Why our Asian-American community needs us more than ever

By: - March 23, 2021

When I read of the massacres at several Atlanta area businesses, where six of the eight killed were Asian-American women, it hit me especially hard. That’s because I live just down the road from Atlanta, in an area with a wonderful Asian-American community, where the vast majority of locals are highly appreciative of their great […]

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Conservatives cancel just as often as liberals do

By: - March 1, 2021

The Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) has declared its 2021 theme is “America Uncanceled” to call attention the scourge of America’s so-called “Cancel Culture.”  Imagine our surprise that CPAC chose to “cancel” one of their speakers because of his alleged anti-Semitic views.   Now I don’t blame CPAC for doing so. I wouldn’t invite a speaker […]

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Rev. Raphael Warnock’s historic U.S. Senate win broke more barriers than you may think

By: - February 23, 2021

When Rev. Raphael Warnock prevailed in the special election on Jan. 5, he was the first African American from Georgia to win a U.S. Senate seat, and the 11th African American to serve in the U.S. Senate. But as a political scientist who has studied African American candidates seeking statewide offices like governor or U.S. […]