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.


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.