Steve Russell

September 07, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
Back in 2013, The New York Times carried a major report on a minor bust. Police nailed Nelson Urena, 50, from whom they seized 38 numbers slips and $1,924 in cash, and Felicita Guillen, 74, who coughed up 60 more slips and $113.
August 15, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
This op-ed was first published on August 15.  It has been rewritten  to account for subsequent events, including a link to a report from the helicopter crash on Mount Sinjar, the Kurdish PKK (considered a terrorist organization by Turkey) throwing...
July 06, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
Chris Stevens was everything we should want an ambassador to be, and by “we” I mean both tribal governments and colonial governments.
June 30, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
Whatever you think of the accomplishments of the American Indian Movement, Indian-on-Indian violence is a lasting stain on the organization. It was not good for health or longevity to be “bad-jacketed,” talked about as a “snitch.”
June 18, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
Honest politics practiced between the Indian nations and the colonists must always be, or should always be, coalition politics.
May 27, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
Jim Manzi could almost be described as a conservative theologian. He made his fortune wrangling software, but now he’s a contributing editor of National Review, the brainchild of the late William F. Buckley that has become, as Buckley intended, the...
May 23, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
I’m not here to call for Eric Shinseki’s scalp on a lance. There have been substantial improvements on his watch and his heart is with veterans. Nothing would be improved by imposing a new blood learning curve on the VA right now.
May 12, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
Every now and then, somebody asks me why I share space in my weekly column, "How Did I Miss That?," with my Republican cousin Ray Sixkiller. I’ll give the answer I always give before moving into the subject of this column, which is pretty much the...
April 30, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
Indians of all nations are skeptical of the federal government. This is why, even though most tribal societies practiced capital punishment in one form or another, tribal governments have not rushed to opt in to the federal death penalty.
April 23, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
John Winthrop, a wealthy Puritan lawyer and would-be theologian, might be styled a founder of “American exceptionalism.” It was his sermon, A Model of Christian Charity, that contained the line made famous in modern times by President Ronald Reagan...
April 08, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
I expect Utah is as much a cesspool of corruption as Texas, because that happens in one party states. This is not a partisan comment directed at Republican Utah.
April 05, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
On March 25, the US Supreme Court heard arguments in a case brought by a for-profit corporation, Hobby Lobby, claiming it (the corporation) would be denied religious freedom if forced to offer Obamacare compliant health insurance policies that cover...
April 01, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
I suffer what may be a delusive hope that Indians want changes in how they are treated by the US government, state governments, and tribal governments. Like the African-Americans who Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
March 17, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
No, not those Black Robes. I’m sure priests have secrets in addition to those involving child abuse, but I am not privy to them. I mean legal profession priests, The Judges. I was at a judicial conference recently in Texas, a state that practices...

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