Steve Russell

October 12, 2013
BY:
Steve Russell
Ideas, like people, can bleed. Unlike people, ideas do not die easily, even the worst of ideas. If you have lost a loved one, you know that palpable sense of wishing them back, undoing their fate so as to undo your own.
October 09, 2013
BY:
Steve Russell
Dear Card Services:
October 03, 2013
BY:
Steve Russell
As I punched my car radio to NPR, I only caught the end of a woman’s earnest plea: “if we only save one of these kids, that child might be the one to climb to the top ranks of corporate America.” I winced.
September 12, 2013
BY:
Steve Russell
Texas senator Ted Cruz thinks he is one of the principal contenders for the Republican nomination to be the next President. He represents the Tea Party wing of the GOP, a source of much craziness and pretty much all of the current Washington...
August 30, 2013
BY:
Steve Russell
In a series of columns keying on Martin Luther King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, I’ve asked Indians to dream.
August 28, 2013
BY:
Steve Russell
Martin Luther King, Jr. famously told the nation, “I have a dream.” Less famously, he said on April 3, 1968: “Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will...
August 26, 2013
BY:
Steve Russell
In my previous column leading up to August 28, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, I sketched a prosperous nation
August 20, 2013
BY:
Steve Russell
Anniversaries matter in the short run as memory markers and in the long run they become traditions. The year 1963 was the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, and it was used by activists of the time to take another...
August 16, 2013
BY:
Steve Russell
This is an opinion column disguised as a movie review. It contains no spoilers.
August 13, 2013
BY:
Steve Russell
I mean you no harm. If I meant you harm, I would start by using your name. Every literate Cherokee knows your name. At the time before the Trail of Tears, the Cherokee Nation had a higher literacy rate than the white settlers and gold seekers who...
July 24, 2013
BY:
Steve Russell
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is an avatar of hypocrisy in civil rights law. A descendant of slaves hailing from Pin Point, Georgia, his first language was Gullah.
July 19, 2013
BY:
Steve Russell
Cases involving child custody are always middle class morality plays.
July 17, 2013
BY:
Steve Russell
June 25, 2013, was a great day to be white in the United States.  In one day, the Supreme Court pulled the teeth of two laws with an excellent track record of providing remedies for racial discrimination, the Voting Rights Act and the Indian Child...
July 05, 2013
BY:
Steve Russell
I often write with respect of persons who have done much with their time, referring to them as “elders.” Some people deserve that respect, but others are just old. Out of luck or because they took no risks, they are still sucking air.

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