Steve Russell

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...
March 05, 2014
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Steve Russell
This was to be a weekend of data entry for my income taxes. TurboTax wants to triple what they charge to file Schedules C and D, and I have to either pay up or enter a lot of stuff for myself the first year that any of the programs will do for you...
February 25, 2014
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Steve Russell
Arizona is at it again, and “it” goes back to when Arizona was a territory rather than a state.
February 10, 2014
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Steve Russell
Let’s talk about liberals and conservatives, in spite of the fact that Indian issues do not split that way. Environmental and economic issues do split that way, and Indians have not yet figured out how to segregate air and water and wildlife.
January 31, 2014
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Steve Russell
Age brings introspection.  
January 28, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
The title of this column brings to mind the unsuccessful confirmation hearing for the man whose name—Robert Bork—became a verb, “to Bork,” meaning to wrap so many of a nominee’s absurd ideas around his neck that he sinks.
January 18, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
A dominant metaphor in colonial political science of this generation has come from the British utilitarian Jeremy Bentham by way of the French post-modernist, Michel Foucault: the Panopticon, a prison design where the architecture allow constant...
January 10, 2014
BY:
Steve Russsell
The Sunday New York Times reported that Al Qaeda has taken control of the Iraqi city of Fallujah, for the first time since the U.S.
January 07, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is God’s gift to corporate America, tying it directly to elected legislators and providing the vehicle for the interests of corporate persons to trump the interests of human persons.
January 04, 2014
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Steve Russell
Cheap shots have been taken at the Affordable Care Act—Obamacare—on the ground that most of the Congress that voted for it never read it. The shot is true. What makes it cheap is ignorance.
January 02, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
A column by my colleague Duane Champagne and
December 16, 2013
BY:
Steve Russell
Prof. David Wilkins is dismayed by language chosen by the Chief Judge of the Nooksack Tribal Court in a disenrollment decision.
December 11, 2013
BY:
Steve Russell
I signed up for a four-year military hitch in 1964 and volunteered for Vietnam a year later. I spent that four-year hitch becoming more and more disillusioned about the war I had been so eager to fight.
November 23, 2013
BY:
Steve Russell
Because traditional Cherokee people taught me a profound insight that I’ve claimed for my own, “the spirit world takes care of its own business,” I understand arguments about religion to be for amusement only.

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