Steve Russell

March 27, 2016
BY:
Steve Russell
The Cherokee Phoenix published news of a lawsuit to protect the Illinois River, crown jewel of summer recreation in the Cherokee Natio
March 21, 2016
BY:
Steve Russell
History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme. The remark above is attributed to Mark Twain without any evidence. Who said it remains a mystery, but we are living it in the 2016 elections.
March 18, 2016
BY:
Steve Russell
It’s time to see if our heads can stretch around President Trump and his head can shrink enough to enter the White House and trade the Trump Jet for Air Force One. After adjusting to his diminished status, Trump is a mystery. We don’t know what...
March 17, 2016
BY:
Steve Russell
Democracy is not a spectator sport. If you don’t have time to run your political party or your government, that will not stop them from claiming they represent you when they do stuff that makes you cringe or picks your pocket.
February 27, 2016
BY:
Steve Russell
All human beings are seething cauldrons of bias and prejudice based on both rational and irrational reasons.
February 23, 2016
BY:
Steve Russell
Cruising to misfortune with another unqualified Texan fanatic at the wheel: Did this country learn nothing from George W. Bush?
February 17, 2016
BY:
Steve Russell
If Vine Deloria, Jr. was correct when he claimed Indians vote for crooks and white people vote for morons, then Hillary Clinton should have the Indian vote nailed.
February 14, 2016
BY:
Steve Russell
I have always been chagrined to admit that the most engaging writer on the U.S. Supreme Court is Antonin Scalia, chagrined at having to say that about the right anchor, the prince of darkness. So it’s only fair that I admit his skills again on his...
February 02, 2016
BY:
Steve Russell
Video from the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge often reveals the occupiers waving paperback copies of the U.S. Constitution. This claim of authority for their actions in the fundamental law of the U.S. leads to media...
January 27, 2016
BY:
Steve Russell
The Bundy Militia finally got the gunplay they demanded and I’m sorry.
January 19, 2016
BY:
Steve Russell
Remember in the 2008 election when Hillary Clinton teared up and her voice broke?
January 11, 2016
BY:
Steve Russell
When I write about Indian issues for a non-Indian audience, the effort always requires a history lesson. When I’m writing for a mixed audience, the challenge is to bring non-Indians along without boring Indians steeped in their own history. Federal...
December 30, 2015
BY:
Steve Russell
The Rag started in 1966 in reaction to the election of John Economidy to edit The Daily Texan, the
December 20, 2015
BY:
Steve Russell
The whoosh of a light saber coming on is an appropriate symbol for politics in the age of corporate personhood and one dollar-one vote.

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