The Local Crank

Musings & Sardonic Commentary on Politics, Religion, Culture & Native American Issues. Bringing you the finest in radioactive screeds since 2002! "The Local Crank" newspaper column is distributed by Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.

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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Abortion and Indian Country

As if the debate over abortion couldn't get any more bitter and divisive, now tribal sovereignty gets thrown into the mix. In response to South Dakota's ban on virtually all abortions, Oglala Sioux Chief Cecilia Fire Thunder is considering opening a clinic on the reservation. This is a pretty blatant challenge in one of the most Indian-hostile states in the Union.

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