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....

10/12/13
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....

10/3/13
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 gridlock....

9/12/13
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....

8/30/13
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. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain....

8/28/13
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...

8/26/13
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 step toward emancipation on the economic front....

8/20/13
Steve Russell

This is an opinion column disguised as a movie review. It contains no spoilers....

8/16/13
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 coveted the Cherokee homelands....

8/13/13

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