“This is decolonized land,” a young woman said. “This is a liberated zone.”
The Dakota Access pipeline poses a threat to indigenous people. Their resistance poses tough questions for all of us.
How does a college kid produce a Youtube sensation about Jesus that received 27 million hits? And become a New York Times bestselling author with Jesus > Religion: Why He is So Much Better than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough before his 25th birthday? Jeff Bethke’s breakthrough video, “Why I Hate Religion, but Love Jesus,” resonates with millennial evangelicals.
Having grown up with the Little House books, I found Christine Woodside's essay on their anti-New Deal ideology completely fascinating.
If you haven’t realized the urgent need for an expanded Violence Against Women Act, read today’s New York Times, where novelist Louise Erdrich restates the theme that runs through her powerful novel The Round House (reviewed in a previous post): Native American women are being battered and raped by non-native men, and they have no legal support for pursuing justice—because non-natives are immune from prosecution by tribal courts.
The question isn't whether the new provisions in the Senate VAWA bill are politically motivated. It's whether the provisions are good ones.