John Tures

John Tures

Opinion contributor John A. Tures is a professor of political science at LaGrange College in LaGrange, Ga.  His views are his own.  He can be reached at [email protected]. His Twitter account is JohnTures2.


Tying mandatory military service to voting goes against the spirit of Memorial Day | John A. Tures

By: - May 28, 2023

Republicans already have problems with younger voters. The plan by an outsider GOP presidential hopeful will make it even worse.


Dangerous deregulation hurts bank depositors, investors and our economy | John A. Tures

By: - May 5, 2023

It's time to reinstitute the 2009-2010 era reforms that prevented bank failures.

Transgender Flag held in the sky.

Americans support transgender rights, especially when they know a trans person | John A. Tures

By: - April 20, 2023

That support outstrips the efforts of policymakers who would take away their rights


How Democrats won the West | John A. Tures

By: - January 2, 2023

Since 1992, Democrats have flipped the region away from Republican control, a shift that began with the end of the Cold War and carried through a Pacific Coast economic recession, anti-racism demonstrations and violence in Los Angeles and the area’s increasing diversity.


What Georgia’s 2022 runoff can teach us about the 2024 White House race | John A. Tures

By: - December 12, 2022

Campaign on this -- not that, for starters.

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., campaigning in Atlanta on Monday 10/24/22 (Capital-Star photo by Ariana Figueroa).

Early voting mattered In Georgia in 2022. Don’t let them cancel it in 2024 | John A. Tures

By: - November 28, 2022

It would be a slap in the face to working Americans and the parents of school-aged children


How the GOP’s expected red wave crashed on the rocks of the insurrection | John A. Tures

By: - November 13, 2022

Maybe the insurrectionists weren’t thinking about the next election. They should have been.


Sixty years ago, ‘Florida Man’ helped defend our rights | John A. Tures

By: - September 7, 2022

How one man really can make a difference -- and why it matters to us now.