Steve Russell

May 26, 2015
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Steve Russell
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in five cases on April 26, 1945. What happened later that day made more historical tracks than any of those cases.
May 16, 2015
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Steve Russell
Regular readers know that I write as much about colonial politics as I write about tribal politics.
May 11, 2015
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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
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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
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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
BY:
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...

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