Steve Russell

January 12, 2015
BY:
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...
January 02, 2015
BY:
Steve Russell
The New York Times has published an interactive map of male unemployment in the United States, with dark shading indicating more unemployment for men age
December 29, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
The Wizard asked me to contribute to a remembrance of Dick Motherfucker. As Lee Hays once said of Pete Seeger, “what the Wiz proposes, she don’t take no noses.” Still, I attempted to beg off on the grounds that it’s a daunting task to write about...
December 24, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
I’ve been watching the chest pounding about the ambush killings of two police officers in New York by a crazy man with a long criminal history. Who are they saying was responsible? Anybody who uttered "Hands up! Don't shoot!"
December 11, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
It’s a time-honored method for getting legislation done in the middle of a gridlock to attach an unrelated “rider” to a bill understood as “must pass.” I write this at three o’clock on the morning it is claimed the U.S.
December 05, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
Suppose four police officers went to a man’s home, by invitation, to talk to him about a serious, violent crime. Three officers entered and the other watched the door. They talked to the man from about 7:30 p.m.
October 24, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
Those of us who carry indigenous genetic material today descend from the survivors of biological warfare on a cataclysmic scale, principally smallpox and measles, both diseases caused by viruses that require no direct contact to spread and can...
September 24, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
Justice Harry Blackmun couldn’t take it any more and so announced from the US Supreme Court bench that he would “no longer tinker with the machinery of death” and would henceforth vote to reverse all death penalty cases, as several justices had done...
September 07, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
Back in 2013, The New York Times carried a major report on a minor bust. Police nailed Nelson Urena, 50, from whom they seized 38 numbers slips and $1,924 in cash, and Felicita Guillen, 74, who coughed up 60 more slips and $113.
August 15, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
This op-ed was first published on August 15.  It has been rewritten  to account for subsequent events, including a link to a report from the helicopter crash on Mount Sinjar, the Kurdish PKK (considered a terrorist organization by Turkey) throwing...
July 06, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
Chris Stevens was everything we should want an ambassador to be, and by “we” I mean both tribal governments and colonial governments.
June 30, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
Whatever you think of the accomplishments of the American Indian Movement, Indian-on-Indian violence is a lasting stain on the organization. It was not good for health or longevity to be “bad-jacketed,” talked about as a “snitch.”
June 18, 2014
BY:
Steve Russell
Honest politics practiced between the Indian nations and the colonists must always be, or should always be, coalition politics.

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