Steve Russell

I’m not here to call for Eric Shinseki’s scalp on a lance. There have been substantial improvements on his watch and his heart is with veterans. Nothing would be improved by imposing a new blood learning curve on the VA right now....

5/23/14
Steve Russell
5/16/14
James Loewen published an appreciative review of Adam Fortunate Eagle’s book, Scalping Columbus , on History News Network, reporting that Fortunate Eagle “ends with an appendix tha...
Steve Russell

Every now and then, somebody asks me why I share space in my weekly column, "How Did I Miss That?," with my Republican cousin Ray Sixkiller....

5/12/14
Steve Russell
5/9/14
The April 30 New York Times reported on three days of Justice Department hearings on police violence in Albuquerque, New Mexico...
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...

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