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Steve Russell: The best advertisement for an education in AmericaFiled Under: Education | Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: The best advertisement for an education in America (04/24)
Unlike previous presidents who had creditable scholastic backgrounds, Donald Trump appears leery of too much knowledge.
Steve Russell: Thoughts about sovereignty and tribal governmentsFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Thoughts about sovereignty and tribal governments (04/20)
Thoughts to shave tribal government through tribal elections to stop the division.
Steve Russell: Trump changes his tune and throws Tomahawks at SyriaFiled Under: Opinion | Politics | World
Steve Russell: Trump changes his tune and throws Tomahawks at Syria (04/07)
Two days after President Assad’s government allegedly poisoned a rebel town with a sarin gas attack, President Trump throws 59 Tomahawk missiles at Syria.
Steve Russell: Losing our status as 'domestic dependent nations'Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Losing our status as 'domestic dependent nations' (03/27)
Indian nations have a method to render themselves before U.S. law equal to Walmart, Exxon and Apple.
Steve Russell: 'Domestic' status of Indian nations invented in 1831Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: 'Domestic' status of Indian nations invented in 1831 (03/21)
The status of domestic, dependent nations was incoherent then and still is.
Steve Russell: Donald Trump fails to live up to his many promisesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Donald Trump fails to live up to his many promises (03/16)
As the unkept promises continue to stack up, do the voters also forget what he said yesterday?
Steve Russell: Health care lessons from the colonial governmentFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Health care lessons from the colonial government (03/13)
It's easy to understand how the US pays more for health care than any other industrialized nation
Steve Russell: Resolutions for tribal leaders and even Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Resolutions for tribal leaders and even Donald Trump (01/17)
Did you make any New Year's resolutions? Are you following them?
Steve Russell: Sovereignty faces serious threat under Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Sovereignty faces serious threat under Donald Trump (01/04)
'President Trump had the blueprint down for ending tribal sovereignty long before he went into politics.'
Steve Russell: Quest for gold led to destruction of Indian treaties Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Quest for gold led to destruction of Indian treaties (12/23)
The United States of America, showing its exceptionalism, forwent the death penalty for Indians possessing gold.
Caleb Trotter: New law in Oklahoma hurts legitimate Indian artistsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Caleb Trotter: New law in Oklahoma hurts legitimate Indian artists (12/09)
Peggy Fontenot is owed congratulations, not condescending criticism, for being willing to stand up for her right to speak, and to earn a living without unconstitutional interference from the state of Oklahoma.
Steve Russell: Resisting apartheid and genocide in the Donald Trump eraFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Resisting apartheid and genocide in the Donald Trump era (11/30)
'I can’t deny that Muslims believe some silly stuff. So do Christians and Jews.'
Steve Russell: Being indigenous after the 'Trump Apocalypse'Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Being indigenous after the 'Trump Apocalypse' (11/10)
'Donald Trump came out against tribal sovereignty long before he got into politics.'
Steve Russell: Stakes are too high for a presidential protest vote in Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Stakes are too high for a presidential protest vote in Indian Country (11/04)
'Donald Trump has a record of hostility to tribal sovereignty going back before he got into politics.'
Steve Russell: Juries might be only hope after #NoDAPL crackdownFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: Juries might be only hope after #NoDAPL crackdown (10/31)
'Agree with it or don’t, the power of jury nullification is real and essentially unreviewable.'
Steve Russell: The magic of Donald Trump's 'plan' for AmericaFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: The magic of Donald Trump's 'plan' for America (10/26)
'Donald Trump has a plan to make U.S. government as dysfunctional as any tribal government.'
Steve Russell: Donald Trump continues to grope for more votesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Donald Trump continues to grope for more votes (10/17)
'Donald Trump has had a Woman Problem from day one, but this latest move is not going to help.'
Steve Russell: Freedom of the press still lacking in Indian CountryFiled Under:
Steve Russell: Freedom of the press still lacking in Indian Country (10/12)
'Freedom of information can only make our governments better.'
Steve Russell: Indian people can barely afford justice in ArizonaFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: Indian people can barely afford justice in Arizona (10/10)
'How much justice can you afford? Do you feel lucky?'
Steve Russell: Legal encounters and the Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: Legal encounters and the Dakota Access Pipeline (09/15)
'Legal encounters of the third kind are rare, but the next one may be yours.'
Steve Russell: Anonymous makes appearance in #NoDAPL fightFiled Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Anonymous makes appearance in #NoDAPL fight (09/12)
Anonymous has come down on the side of the people standing in the way of the Black Snake….because a person in a Guy Fawkes mask says so.
Steve Russell: Legal encounters and the Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: Legal encounters and the Dakota Access Pipeline (09/09)
Our struggle generally, and the struggle over the Dakota Access Pipeline in particular, will be short of allies who claim to know better than the mindless corporation on the other side.
Steve Russell: Federal Indian law and the Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: Federal Indian law and the Dakota Access Pipeline (09/05)
It is in this land of John Marshall’s imagination that the Standing Rock Sioux and their allies are having a legal encounter of the third kind.
Steve Russell: Getting into the White House is still political scienceFiled Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Getting into the White House is still political science (09/02)
The 2016 elections are finding heights of nuttiness beyond my ken.
Steve Russell: Donald Trump will hurt Indian Country on purposeFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Donald Trump will hurt Indian Country on purpose (08/16)
President Trump will not hurt us accidentally. He will hurt us on purpose and he’s said so whenever asked.
Steve Russell: Even the Supreme Court makes up 'facts' about tribesFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: Even the Supreme Court makes up 'facts' about tribes (08/08)
The biggest obstacle to crafting one story to govern Indian land titles is that no such story existed that could account for all the facts on the ground.
Steve Russell: Guns in the hands of good guys or bad guys are still gunsFiled Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Guns in the hands of good guys or bad guys are still guns (07/19)
To say that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun ignores that most gun deaths are not about good guys and bad guys.
Steve Russell: Songs about our Indian wars manage to stay timelyFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Steve Russell: Songs about our Indian wars manage to stay timely (07/11)
Topical songs about Indians might fade away because fashions changed, but not because the Indian wars are over.
Steve Russell: Music always plays a role in our political campaignsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Steve Russell: Music always plays a role in our political campaigns (07/08)
The U.S. has been running political tunes up the flagpole every election since George Washington’s run for a second term.
Steve Russell: Music forms the soundtrack of our lives and timesFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Steve Russell: Music forms the soundtrack of our lives and times (07/04)
By the time you are pushing 40, you understand why oldies radio stations are common coast to coast.
Steve Russell: Donald Trump represents grave threat to law and orderFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Donald Trump represents grave threat to law and order (06/20)
If I feel the need to defend myself against accusations of implicit bias in my Trump coverage going forward, I'm going to cite the disclosures I'm about to make.
Steve Russell: Congress is not required to buy the NRA's stupidityFiled Under: Law | Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Congress is not required to buy the NRA's stupidity (06/16)
The National Rifle Association represented gun owners but for a long time has switched to gun makers.
Steve Russell: The dirty business of the American political systemFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: The dirty business of the American political system (06/13)
If I were filthy rich, would I invest in trying to buy the government?
Steve Russell: Clintons continue to get away with corrupt actionsFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Clintons continue to get away with corrupt actions (06/07)
What are the voters to do? President Trump means we flame out; President Clinton means we rot.
Steve Russell: Society continues to punish women for being womenFiled Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Society continues to punish women for being women (06/06)
Yes, I have heard men claim with a straight face that paying women equally is bad policy because it's 'anti-family.' They are outliers.
Steve Russell: Unpopular politicians represent splintered partiesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Unpopular politicians represent splintered parties (05/19)
Constrained by history, we are watching from the cheap seats as both parties splinter in a manner that would be no big deal in a parliamentary system but is a very big deal when there are only two parties and both of them are facing a revolt from below.
Steve Russell: Inconvenient truths about alcohol in Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Inconvenient truths about alcohol in Indian Country (05/09)
Maybe Indian nations labor under the delusion that Indians are different from other people—more docile—and so they will accept alcohol prohibition.
Steve Russell: Donald Trump advisor accuses tribes of terror plotFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Donald Trump advisor accuses tribes of terror plot (04/28)
One of Donald Trump’s five principal foreign policy advisors was counsel in a lawsuit to prevent the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes from taking over a dam on tribal land, formerly known as Kerr Dam and now called Salish-Kootenai Dam.
Steve Russell: So many myths behind America's long string of warsFiled Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: So many myths behind America's long string of wars (04/25)
Indians are human beings and the Noble Savage is as mythical as the subhuman cannibals the colonists made up to justify theft and rape and murder.
Steve Russell: GOP goes with scare tactics in mininum wage fightFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: GOP goes with scare tactics in mininum wage fight (04/13)
The GOP line is that a minimum wage 'kills jobs.' You know, like Obamacare was supposed to do?
Steve Russell: My apologies to Indian Country for being a TexanFiled Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: My apologies to Indian Country for being a Texan (04/04)
I owe the Indian nations and most of the United States an apology, because I’ve become a Texan.
Steve Russell: Ballot measure 777 threatens waters in OklahomaFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Ballot measure 777 threatens waters in Oklahoma (03/28)
Farmers and ranchers have the same right to do business as any other business, but that right does not now include the right to silence critics of inhumane or environmentally unsound practices.
Steve Russell: History repeats itself with Donald Trump campaignFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: History repeats itself with Donald Trump campaign (03/21)
Playing the part of the modern Indian fighter Donald Trump was the second most famous Indian fighter in history after Custer, Andrew Jackson.
Steve Russell: A 'House of Horrors' with President Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: A 'House of Horrors' with President Donald Trump (03/18)
In Trumpland, Cherokee Nation v. Georgia does not matter because he is prepared to abrogate treaties with nations not labeled 'domestic, dependent.'
Steve Russell: Donald Trump means bad news for Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Donald Trump means bad news for Indian Country (03/17)
It’s a fair assumption that President Trump will be no friend of Indians generally and tribal sovereignty particularly.
Steve Russell: Looking for an unbiased justice on Supreme CourtFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: Looking for an unbiased justice on Supreme Court (02/29)
When President Obama puts forward a nominee to replace Justice Scalia, Indians would do well to inquire of other Indians living in the nominee’s legal stomping grounds whether the nominee’s biases run for us or against us.
Steve Russell: 'Cruzing' to disaster with bad federal land policiesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: 'Cruzing' to disaster with bad federal land policies (02/24)
If Indians attend to what this man is saying, they will see what little they have left at the mercy of persons with no pretense of treaty obligations or awareness of the double-dealing that brought us to this pass.
Steve Russell: Justice Antonin Scalia was wrong about Indian lawFiled Under: Law | Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Justice Antonin Scalia was wrong about Indian law (02/15)
Justice Scalia was a worthy adversary, a man of talent and skill. He was just wrong.
Steve Russell: Cowboy legal scholars fail big on federal Indian lawFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: Cowboy legal scholars fail big on federal Indian law (02/02)
The cowboy legal scholars are about as competent as legal theorists as most law professors would be as cowboys.
Steve Russell: Bundys finally ousted from Paiute ancestral lands Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Bundys finally ousted from Paiute ancestral lands (01/27)
Most Indians agree when pushed that we are better off that the Constitution commands the federal government to deal with us to the exclusion of state and local governments.
Steve Russell: Cherokee citizens upset with death of beloved elkFiled Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Cherokee citizens upset with death of beloved elk (01/22)
The Cherokee Nation is having a Cecil the Lion moment, and the outrage in Tahlequah is palpable.
Steve Russell: Values make a difference even for our politiciansFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Values make a difference even for our politicians (01/19)
Everybody with an ego big enough to seek a lease on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue seeks to write his or her own script.
Steve Russell: Armed 'patriots' at odds with Burns Paiute TribeFiled Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Armed 'patriots' at odds with Burns Paiute Tribe (01/11)
The federal government sued to quiet title to the land it had stolen fair and square from the Northern Paiutes after the Bannock War.
Steve Russell: Be proud of your mistakes as you make memoriesFiled Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Be proud of your mistakes as you make memories (01/04)
The memories you are making will contain regrets about what you didn’t know but as long as you are motivated to do the right thing, it will be possible for you to excuse your youthful mistakes.
Steve Russell: Democrats smooth debates for Hillary ClintonFiled Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Democrats smooth debates for Hillary Clinton (12/21)
It’s hard to cross the distance between the public interest and the political debate while limited by the speed of light, but some political rules never change.
Steve Russell:  Fear and aggression take center stage for GOPFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Fear and aggression take center stage for GOP (12/17)
Once more, economic issues are masked by the culture wars, as the Republicans become the party of resentful and frightened white people.
Steve Russell: Terrorist group views Native people as pagansFiled Under: Opinion | World
Steve Russell: Terrorist group views Native people as pagans (12/02)
The Caliphate recognizes no borders except the one between itself and the rest of the world. They are on a literal mission from God to rule the world.
Steve Russell: The real origins of the world's terrorism crisisFiled Under: Opinion | World
Steve Russell: The real origins of the world's terrorism crisis (11/25)
The petrodollar arrangement requires Washington’s hypocrisy regarding human rights and Saudi hypocrisy in choosing comfort over the expansion of Islam.
Steve Russell: Just ask Indian people about wars over religionFiled Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Just ask Indian people about wars over religion (11/23)
Religion can be perverted to justify terrible things, but American Indians know that.
Steve Russell: War on indigenous peoples lasted the longestFiled Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: War on indigenous peoples lasted the longest (11/12)
Counting only the shooting part, the U.S. war on the indigenous peoples of North America began when the states united as a nation in 1788 and ended with the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890.

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