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, July 12, 2006

Abortion and Indian Country

Cecilia Fire Thunder, first female President of the Oglala Sioux, was impeached and removed from office on June 29 with just five months left on her term for threatening to open a women's health clinic on the Pine Ridge Reservation in response to South Dakota's near-total ban on all abortions.

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