Steve Russell
5/2/14
“Is climate change real?” The candidates, all Republicans running for governor of North Carolina, agreed it was easy: “No.” North Carolina is the home of the Research Triangle, a h...
Steve Russell

Indians of all nations are skeptical of the federal government. This is why, even though most tribal societies practiced capital punishment in one form or another, tribal governments have not rushed to opt in to the federal death penalty....

4/30/14
Steve Russell
4/25/14
The military-speak name for apparel that Foreign Policy reports brings “super-human strength, sophisticated sensors that respond to brain functions, and an exoskeleton made of liqu...
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
Steve Russell
4/18/14
This piece was modified on 4/23/14. Ian Zabarte, Western Shoshone, indicates that Cliven Bundy's ranch is in Southern Paiute territory, not Western Shoshone, as previously stated...
Steve Russell
4/11/14
The Times Picayune reported that “family values” congressman Vance McAllister was caught on video kissing a married staffer...
Steve Russell

I expect Utah is as much a cesspool of corruption as Texas, because that happens in one party states. This is not a partisan comment directed at Republican Utah....

4/8/14
Steve Russell

On March 25, the US Supreme Court heard arguments in a case brought by a for-profit corporation, Hobby Lobby, claiming it (the corporation) would be denied religious freedom if forced to offer Obamacare compliant health insurance policies that cover birth control to some 13,000 employees....

4/5/14
Steve Russell
4/4/14
Let’s hear it for Buddy!...
Steve Russell

I suffer what may be a delusive hope that Indians want changes in how they are treated by the US government, state governments, and tribal governments. Like the African-Americans who Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....

4/1/14

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