Trump Reality Show is Unbelievable, But Hides the Real Off-screen Medicaid Attacks

Guest Commentary Published May 22, 2017 Mark Trahant / Trahant Reports Reality TV works for one simple reason: The antics of the characters are beyond what’s believable in fiction. It’s compelling drama because normal people do not do such things. So part of watching is to find out when the story arc ends, to discover […]

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Health Care is Now the Republicans’ Mess and It will Define the 2018 Elections

Guest Commentary Published May 6, 2017 Mark Trahant / Trahant Reports The House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act by four votes, 217 to 213. The legislation now moves to the U.S. Senate. If this bill becomes law it will do five things: Cut taxes for people who make a lot of money, […]

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Congress Has a Spending Plan for This Year, Saving Budget Fights for Another Day

Guest Commentary Published May 1, 2017 Congress has a spending plan. And it rejects most (but not all) of President Donald J. Trump’s priorities. It also includes more money for most federal Indian programs. But remember: This is a short budget. It’s only enough money to fund government operations through the end of September. House Appropriations […]

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Revised GOP Health Care Bill Would Still Undermine Funding for Indian Health

Guest Commentary Published April 28, 2017 Speaker Paul Ryan said House Republicans are close to a deal that would allow them to pass the American Health Care Act. He says this is because of “improvements” suggested by President Donald J. Trump. Let’s be clear about these so-called improvements: The bill would still wipe out Medicaid as […]

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Revised GOP Health Care Bill Would Still Undermine Funding for Indian Health

Guest Commentary Published April 28, 2017 Speaker Paul Ryan said House Republicans are close to a deal that would allow them to pass the American Health Care Act. He says this is because of “improvements” suggested by President Donald J. Trump. Let’s be clear about these so-called improvements: The bill would still wipe out Medicaid as […]

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Why Run? Utah Candidate Cites Standing Rock as “Awakening” – #NativeVote18

Guest Commentary Published April 27, 2017 Mark Trahant / Trahant Reports James Singer will run for the United States Senate in Utah. He’s the first Native American to run in 2018 elections. Singer is a member of the Navajo Nation. He’s also the first candidate to cite Standing Rock as the answer to the question, “why […]

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