Steven Newcomb
12/7/15

On November 25, 2015, The New York Times published Ned Blackhawk’s op-ed piece “The Struggle for Justice on Tribal Lands.” Blackhawk (Western Shoshone) is a professor of history and Americ...

Steven Newcomb
12/1/15

A dispute between the store chain Dollar General and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw has reached the U.S. Supreme Court. The issue before the Court in Dollar General Corp. v....

Steven Newcomb
11/27/15

I recently purchased a Time magazine special edition, “The Supreme Court: Decisions that Changed America.” Such topics as Privacy, Free Speech, Civil Rights, Abortion, Guns, Same-Sex Marriage, and Obamacare appear on the magazine cover....

Steve Russell
10/26/15

As the United States government careens once more to gridlock over paying its bills—past, present, and future—it might be a good idea for Indians to pick themselves up off the floor and quit laughing. There’s work to do....

Steve Russell
8/4/15
The New Buffalo took its first shaky steps on February 25, 1987, when the U.S...
Steven Newcomb
7/31/15

When Cristobal Colón made landfall on a sandy beach in the Caribbean, he planted the royal standards (flags) of Castile and Aragon and performed a ceremonial act of “discovery and possession.” The “standards” he planted in the soil were physical flags, but those f...

Kristi Eaton
6/24/15
When Darren Black Bear and his fiance, Jason, wanted to get married in 2013, the state of Oklahoma didn't recognize same-sex marriages, so the two turned to the Cheyenne and Arapah...
Steve Russell
5/26/15
Human rights as something existing outside of national borders but enforceable within those borders is the furthest frontier of international law...
Steven Newcomb
5/5/15

In the first chapter of The Evolution of Physics (1938), Albert Einstein and Leopold Infeld say they are focused on “the adventurous search for knowledge of the physical world,” and that t...

Steven Newcomb
5/4/15

In Hal Ashby’s movie Being There, starring Peter Sellers, at the end of the film there is a pyramid with an “all seeing eye,” and the slogan “Life is A State of Mind.” In The Universe and Dr....

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