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John Tures: No, African-Americans Are Not Responsible For The COVID-19 Delta Surge

With the Delta Variant of COVID-19 spreading throughout the United States, and deaths are rising again, everyone’s looking for a scapegoat.  It shouldn’t surprise anyone that blacks are the latest people blamed for the surges in cases.  Nor should it surprise anyone that those who are pointing the finger at African-Americans are also not giving […]

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John A. Tures: Conservatives Cancel Just As Often As Liberals Do

February 24, 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 […]

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John A. Tures: Pandemics Won’t Make Your Country More Authoritarian

November 20, 2020 – There’s a popular belief around the world that authoritarian countries are better equipped to handle pandemics, and such governments therefore spread like viruses in the wake of such deadly diseases, as humans desperately attempt to stop the spread. Several LaGrange College political science majors and I tested this argument in one […]

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John A. Tures: Bashing Baltimore With Incorrect Information, Missing Out On The Real Problems

August 27, 2019 – After Congressman Elijah Cummings criticized the condition of detention facilities for migrants and applicants for asylum, President Donald Trump tweeted his own criticism of Baltimore, painting a dire picture of the district, calling it “rat-infested.” I examine the evidence about the Maryland city, and what perhaps President Trump should have focused […]