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A Nation Of Fear
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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 that. Yet what we present to the world is a people so terrified and hateful of one another that we shoot each other to the tune of 30,000 per year….

Our Days Of Guns
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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 and enjoying moments of innocence And the company of others with little and big voices … And then came the bullets … the bullets! … the bullets!!…

The Root Of All Evil
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The Root Of All Evil

BY SHARON MARTIN When Donald Trump trash-talked Susanna Martinez, governor of New Mexico and chair of the Republican Governor’s Association, she talked back. She and Nikki Haley, governor of South Carolina, think Trump is hurting the “Republican brand” with his anti-immigrant talk. These are predictable responses from a party who needs minority voters. What’s also…

A Gun Too Far
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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 this: “Of course the people don’t want war, but if you keep telling them they are being attacked and that if they don’t follow the government’s policies, you accuse them…

Putting Legs To Our Prayers
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Putting Legs To Our Prayers

BY SHARON MARTIN After every mass shooting, there are plenty of thoughts and prayers. But if you suggest it is time to do something about the problem of gun violence in the United States, you are accused of violating gun owners’ rights. This is just political fear mongering. No one is coming to get your…

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