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John A. Tures

John A. Tures

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

COMMENTARY

How the GOP’s expected red wave crashed on the rocks of the insurrection

By: - November 15, 2022

When pro-Trump extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021,  they probably weren’t thinking about the next election. But maybe they should have. Because the long shadow of former President Donald Trump, and the behavior of the rioters, may have helped contribute to a relatively good night for the Democrats. Historically, the party in […]

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The Trump team’s many claims on classified documents at Mar-a-Lago

By: - August 23, 2022

When the FBI executed a search warrant (not a raid, as Trump’s text to me claims) of classified documents at the former president’s Mar-A-Lago resort, we’ve been given myriad of reasons for why Donald Trump did what he did, even as he’s facing the likelihood of some serious legal trouble. The first excuse given was […]

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States with strong antiabortion laws have high maternal and infant mortality rates

By: - July 6, 2022

As someone who considers himself pro-life, I should be celebrating the recent Dobbs case that the Supreme Court used to overturn Roe v. Wade.  But I’m very concerned today.  I believe such a ruling will not only fail to reduce the abortion rate, but could very well lead to an increase in maternal death rates […]