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Bill Russell is a former Republican Congressional Candidate in the 12th Congressional District of Pennsylvania where he ran against the late John Murtha ( He is an internationally published columnist and has been a featured guest on a number of national television and radio news shows. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the US Army with service in Desert Storm, the Balkans, the Iraq War, and the Pentagon on 9/11. He has 16 years of overseas living and working experiences in 9 different countries and has visited 17 others. While in Iraq, he served as the Division Force Protection Officer for the 1st Infantry Division and was the division liaison officer to the 1st Marine Division during the Battle of Fallujah. He holds a BA in Russian Studies and an Executive MA in National Security Affairs from the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C. He is a recent graduate of Florida A&M University College of Law and is preparing for the Florida Bar Exam. He now lives in Florida with his family.

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More Thoughts on upgrading the American Criminal Justice System
Bill Russell 6/3/2021 2:01 PM
Editor’s Note: This is the 3rd in a 3-part series on Criminal Justice Reform. Ted Agens, one of our Citizen Writers has put forth an interesting set of ideas to get politics out of the Justice System. As part of our effort to foster sincere discussion on critical issues, I challenged two of our feature writers to respond to Agens’ article. The intent is not to conduct a “beat down,” but rather to foster robust debate leading to actual solutions. In the future, we hope to publish more, multi-part, multi-author pieces. Ed.

Memorial Day: Tell Their Stories!
Bill Russell 5/31/2021 1:01 PM
I always experience a bit of dread as I ponder how to say something of relevance that goes beyond the standard “honoring those who gave all for our freedom,” especially at a time when so many Americans have been taught that America is unworthy of its position in the world and not worth fighting for.


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