Steven Newcomb

July 20, 2016
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Steven Newcomb
Let us acknowledge that our nations were living entirely free and independent of Western Christendom prior to Columbus’s first invasive arrival to our part of Mother Earth.
April 12, 2016
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Steven Newcomb
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is comprised of four Catholic organizations across Canada.
March 15, 2016
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Steven Newcomb
The March 3, 2016 murder of Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres in Honduras reminded me of John Bodley’s book Victims of Progress (1982).
February 26, 2016
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Steven Newcomb
News of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing on February 15 made me think of the brief conversation that I had with him at the University of San Diego (USD) on August 30, 2006.
February 11, 2016
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Steven Newcomb
Part One of this essay examined how the United States has used certain creations of the
January 12, 2016
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Steven Newcomb
In 1776, a white aristocratic slave owner from Virginia named Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence.
December 07, 2015
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Steven Newcomb
On November 25, 2015, The New York Times published Ned Blackhawk’s op-ed piece “The Struggle for Justice on Tribal Lands.” Blackhawk (Western Shoshone) is a professor of history and Americ
November 27, 2015
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Steven Newcomb
I recently purchased a Time magazine special edition, “The Supreme Court: Decisions that Changed America.” Such topics as Privacy, Free Speech, Civil Rights, Abortion, Guns, Same-Sex Marriage, and Obamacare appear on the magazine cover.
November 19, 2015
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Steven Newcomb
Here’s a mental exercise. Reflect back on the first invaders to sail to this hemisphere.
November 03, 2015
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Steven Newcomb
Salt Lake City, Utah, October 19, 2015: Good Morning Everyone,
August 21, 2015
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Steven Newcomb
This September, Pope Francis is coming to Great Turtle Island (“North America”).
August 17, 2015
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Steven Newcomb
On the basis of Christian bigotry, racism, and dominium from earlier generations, the United States have given themselves permission and are still giving themselves permission to take for
July 13, 2015
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Steven Newcomb
On July 9 the Associated Press reported that while visiting La Paz, Bolivia, “Pope Francis apologized…for the sins, offenses and crimes committed by the Catholic Church against indigenous peoples during the colonial-era conquest of the Americas,” (...
July 06, 2015
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Steven Newcomb
In his book Metaphors We Live By (1980), philosopher Mark Johnson makes the point that we live our lives on the basis of metaphors and metaphorical patterns that we seldom notice.

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