Steve Russell

March 16, 2015
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Steve Russell
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in the federal court appeal of the U.S.
February 25, 2015
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Steve Russell
The Oscars seem to produce a Sacheen Littlefeather moment every year, and this year Patricia Arquette, accepting the little gold guy for Best Supporting Actress in Boyhood, departed from t
February 16, 2015
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Steve Russell
Turkey has a rich and colorful history at the crossroads of several worlds. The geographical crossroads between Europe and Asia.
January 31, 2015
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Steve Russell
I have too much self-preservation instinct to crash the Iowa Freedom Summit convened by Citizens United (the organization that lends its name to the SCOTUS decision upholding the right of corporate people to spend unlimited political money) and...
January 12, 2015
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Steve Russell
Buying a car will always be a big deal to me.
January 08, 2015
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Steve Russell
Some of my friends are celebrating that 2014 was the year the “Torture Report” finally came out, allowing the world to see that the United States is big enough to admit its shortcomings for all to see. This is why the U.S. deserves to be a leader on...
January 02, 2015
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Steve Russell
The New York Times has published an interactive map of male unemployment in the United States, with dark shading indicating more unemployment for men age
December 29, 2014
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Steve Russell
The Wizard asked me to contribute to a remembrance of Dick Motherfucker. As Lee Hays once said of Pete Seeger, “what the Wiz proposes, she don’t take no noses.” Still, I attempted to beg off on the grounds that it’s a daunting task to write about...
December 24, 2014
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Steve Russell
I’ve been watching the chest pounding about the ambush killings of two police officers in New York by a crazy man with a long criminal history. Who are they saying was responsible? Anybody who uttered "Hands up! Don't shoot!"
December 11, 2014
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Steve Russell
It’s a time-honored method for getting legislation done in the middle of a gridlock to attach an unrelated “rider” to a bill understood as “must pass.” I write this at three o’clock on the morning it is claimed the U.S.
December 05, 2014
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Steve Russell
Suppose four police officers went to a man’s home, by invitation, to talk to him about a serious, violent crime. Three officers entered and the other watched the door. They talked to the man from about 7:30 p.m.
October 24, 2014
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Steve Russell
Those of us who carry indigenous genetic material today descend from the survivors of biological warfare on a cataclysmic scale, principally smallpox and measles, both diseases caused by viruses that require no direct contact to spread and can...
September 24, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
Justice Harry Blackmun couldn’t take it any more and so announced from the US Supreme Court bench that he would “no longer tinker with the machinery of death” and would henceforth vote to reverse all death penalty cases, as several justices had done...

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