Steve Russell

August 16, 2016
BY:
Steve Russell
The duel of metaphors in the 2016 elections is between those who want to build walls and those who want to build bridges, those who see diversity as strength are alarmed by those who see it as a debilitating disease. And vice versa.
August 06, 2016
BY:
Steve Russell
My colleague Steve Newcomb accuses the first great Chief Justice of the United States, John Marshall, of telling stories. Just so, and let me be clear that by “great” I mean a public figur
July 18, 2016
BY:
Steve Russell
After lawyering up and making sure that nothing in his narrative would conflict with video evidence—and don't take this to be a criticism, just a complaint that it's not two-way—the officer who shot Philando Castile has spoken through his attorney.
July 10, 2016
BY:
Steve Russell
Click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2.
July 07, 2016
BY:
Steve Russell
If you missed "Topical Songs 1," click here.
July 03, 2016
BY:
Steve Russell
By the time you are pushing 40, you understand why oldies radio stations are common coast to coast. You hear the first few bars and you can name the tune and the artist. Even more important, the music transports you to a time and place.
June 19, 2016
BY:
Steve Russell
I have never been able to find that place to stand to cleanse myself of all bias. If that place exists, getting there involves abstaining from much that is important to me.
June 16, 2016
BY:
Steve Russell
Two comments about legal tools before we get to hardware. First, the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does not apply to tribal governments on tribal land and those governments are free to enact any limitations on guns or none.
June 12, 2016
BY:
Steve Russell
If I were filthy rich, would I invest in trying to buy the government?
June 07, 2016
BY:
Steve Russell
I started out opposed to Hillary Clinton for POTUS in 2016 for the same reason I opposed her in 2008. I said then that I remembered the "ambient corruption level" of the Bill Clinton administration and I saw no evidence the Clintons had developed...
June 05, 2016
BY:
Steve Russell
Born and raised in the Creek Nation, which has the misfortune to be situated in the buckle of the Bible belt, I did not come to the strange land of intellectuals equipped to accept feminism easily.
May 19, 2016
BY:
Steve Russell
Any pundit or professor or poobah or peon who tells you the 2016 presidential election is a done deal needs his or her head examined.
May 09, 2016
BY:
Steve Russell
Don’t lecture me about alcohol and in particular about drunk driving, because I can turn incoming admonishments around on a dime.
April 24, 2016
BY:
Steve Russell
Myth is often more satisfying than truth, and the apocryphal story of two famous novelists is a great example. F. Scott Fitzgerald is supposed to have said, “The rich are different from us.”

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