Steve Russell

June 12, 2015
BY:
Steve Russell
Nils Christie walked on May 27 and this world is poorer for his departure. Why should people on this continent care about the death of a Norwegian criminologist? No reason, I suppose, if we think we’ve really got a handle on that crime thing.
June 04, 2015
BY:
Steve Russell
President Obama, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and much of the chattering class are focused on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free trade agreement that will be a major symbol of Obama’s “pivot to Asia”—if it happens.
May 26, 2015
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Steve Russell
Op-ed writer’s note: The source for the content of communications between Justice Robert H. Jackson and President Harry S. Truman is Professor John Q. Barrett of St.
May 16, 2015
BY:
Steve Russell
Regular readers know that I write as much about colonial politics as I write about tribal politics.
May 11, 2015
BY:
Steve Russell
Political directions “left” and “right” come from the seating arrangement in the Estates-General (Parliament) at the onset of the French Revolution. Early on, the royalists were seated on the right.
April 26, 2015
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Steve Russell
Jim Obergefell’s grief is on the verge of being written into legal history this year, no matter what the U.S. Supreme Court does in the case that bears his name.
April 17, 2015
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Steve Russell
When I first started university teaching, I was many times the bearer of shocking news to some young woman that her grandmother was not allowed to vote.
April 11, 2015
BY:
Steve Russell
There’s a word, sophomoric, that describes one of the few downsides of the professoring trade. If you teach college students, it describes your very own personal Groundhog Day.
April 09, 2015
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Steve Russell
This column was begun on a weekend after the stock market took a serious dive, which most market watchers agree was caused by the excellent news on job creation.
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
BY:
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
BY:
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...

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