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What do Native Americans think about Elizabeth Warren?

It’s complicated. Two white politicians are in conflict. One, virulently racist and anti-Native in thought, word, and deed, verbally ridicules the other, who is an ally of Natives on most policy issues. Let’s start with the ally, Elizabeth Warren. To … Continue reading

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Vote– except if you’re a Native in North Dakota

After Standing Rock, Republicans in the “Deep North” are taking no chances. In April, the Republican-dominated North Dakota legislature passed, and the Republican governor signed, a bill that required voter identification to include a residential street address. As the Native … Continue reading

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The US at the abyss: What did we learn from the child separation policy?

After several weeks of shock, horror, tears, and rage, we are back from the abyss of war crimes and a level of racial terrorism that seemed unimaginable since the Civil Rights Era. Make no mistake, this was a defining moment … Continue reading

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American policy past and present: Ripping brown children from their mothers’ arms

Few images evoke a more visceral reaction than seeing authorities tear children from the arms of their mothers. As the men in uniform pry hands from their mothers’ legs, the children are wide-eyed in terror while the mothers scream in … Continue reading

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Trump guts Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Years ago, Chevron came out with a series of commercials showing them going out of their way to protect wildlife and the environment. These ads would invariably conclude with a question like, “Do people stop work on an oil pipeline … Continue reading

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An EPA separation letter from a major acid mine site

In the course of my work, I’m involved with the cleanup of a massive open pit mine that has been leaching acid mine waste into nearby rivers and streams for most of a century, killing everything in it. No fish, … Continue reading

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The Electoral College: White lives matter

In the wake of Trump’s election, in which he lost the popular vote by nearly three million, much has been said about the use of the Electoral College. Only four times in US history has the winner of the electoral … Continue reading

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