The 2020 Election had better not be close.
We know the what of the 2016 election. But why?
A struggle to tell our own story.
Looking for ways to reduce mass shootings.
Data does not lie. It only misleads.
Remembrance and appreciation of Cecil the Lion
The two material things I wanted when I escaped rural Oklahoma (formerly the Muscogee Creek Nation) were a place to live with lights and plumbing built in and a car that always started.
A look at the problems with prosecuting a billionaire.
Myth and measurement continue to be competing methods for understanding the age of the world. The stakes have been raised by climate change, because if humans have the power to degrade our environment then we also have the power to improve it.
Capital punishment, the slogan goes, means those without the capital get the punishment.
Traditionally, we Indians honor warriors. We honor not only our own warriors but also our adversaries when they act with honor as well as courage.
There’s a weird social reality in some places (hello, Oklahoma!) where representing as “part Indian” is cool but representing as Indian is a character flaw, an attempt to take advantage of helpless white people by stealing a ride on the mythical Indian gravy train.
District 9 was about race. Elysium was about “illegal immigration”. Both set in the future but very much about the present.
Will Rogers was born on November 4, 1879, in Oologah, Cooweescoowee District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.
The U.S. Constitution is a work of genius. The people who produced that document gave us a hell of a head start, but it’s not possible to anticipate everything that can go wrong hundreds of years into the future.
We know Pocahontas was an Indian girl from an Algonquian-speaking tribe and she was a real, historical person. All else is contested.