Steve Russell

Because traditional Cherokee people taught me a profound insight that I’ve claimed for my own, “the spirit world takes care of its own business,” I understand arguments about religion to be for amusement only....

11/23/13
Steve Russell
11/22/13
Last Friday, Andrew Hamblin, pastor of the Tabernacle Church of God in LaFollette, Tennessee, and star of the National Geographic channel reality show Snake Salvation , was arraign...
Steve Russell
11/15/13
It’s ironic that the deadline for the Friday News Dump is in the afternoon, well before the actual dump happens, a customary practice of politicians of any party to put out news th...
Steve Russell

Armies are instruments acting out the will of politicians. So I have always understood, but Plains Indians back in the day had a different understanding. You could tell a leader not by his regalia, but by whether anybody was following....

11/11/13
Steve Russell
11/8/13
Ten Republicans who may soon get labeled RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) voted with Senate Democrats for the ENDA (Employee Non-Discrimination Act) employment discrimination again...
Steve Russell

Indians might hope for a different outcome from the craziness that recently seized Washington, a little something for us, some residue in the can that got kicked down the road past the first of the year. We might hope for fewer condescending lectures about dysfunctional tribal governments....

10/24/13
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

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