Steve Russell

John Winthrop, a wealthy Puritan lawyer and would-be theologian, might be styled a founder of “American exceptionalism.” It was his sermon, A Model of Christian Charity, that contained the line made famous in modern times by President Ronald Reagan, “we must consider that we shall be as...

4/23/14
Bryan Brewer

The world is moving forward on Indigenous Rights, yet the Supreme Court of the United States is moving backward. In 2010, the United States joined the United Nations in supporting the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which declares:...

4/21/14
Steve Russell
3/28/14
National Geographic announced a TV mini-series based on University of Chicago paleontologist Neil Shubin’s book, Your Inner Fish ...
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....

1/28/14
Steve Russell
12/7/13
Saturday’s New York Times carried another in a series of investigative reports by Christopher Drew and Danielle Ivory on massive stealing from the US Navy by civilian contractors w...
Dr. Dean Chavers
8/31/13
I never liked Ronald Reagan and still don’t. The fact that he tear-gassed me had a little to do with it. But it wasn't personal...
Peter d'Errico

The phrase "dirty war" came into use during the 1970s and 1980s to describe the campaign of state terrorism in Argentina after a dictatorship overthrew the elected government of Juan Peron. Anyone associated with socialism or Peronism was a target for kidnapping, torture, and "disappearance."...

8/7/13
Rick Kearns
5/24/13
The U.S. support for the genocidal regime of former Guatemalan dictator Jose Efrain Rios Montt could still be part of the information presented in a new trial...
Peter d'Errico

The Cold War was described as a "balance of terror" maintained by the opposing nuclear arsenals of the United States and the Soviet Union....

5/10/13
Donna Ennis

The National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence presented its final report and recommendations to Attorney General Eric Holder in December 2012....

5/3/13

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