Alaska’s Walker, Mallott Seek Second Term; Plus New Mexico, Utah & Oklahoma Races

Guest Commentary Published August 21, 2017 I have been avoiding politics. Last year I was consumed by dozens of races across the country, building data bases, checking names, and generally being enthusiastic. Now? Well, this year, I have been absorbed by the Republican plans to rewrite the Affordable Care Act, destroy Medicaid as we know it, and, […]

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Clues from History: Why Donald J. Trump’s Presidency is Over

  Guest Commentary Published August 17, 2017 The Trump presidency ended Tuesday. “… Not all of those people were neo-Nazis, believe me. Not all of those people were white supremacists, by any stretch. Those people were also there because they wanted to protest the taking down of a statue, Robert E. Lee,” Donald J. Trump […]

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Clues from History: Why Donald J. Trump’s Presidency is Over

  Guest Commentary Published August 17, 2017 The Trump presidency ended Tuesday. “… Not all of those people were neo-Nazis, believe me. Not all of those people were white supremacists, by any stretch. Those people were also there because they wanted to protest the taking down of a statue, Robert E. Lee,” Donald J. Trump […]

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Clues from History: Why Donald J. Trump’s Presidency is Over

  Guest Commentary Published August 17, 2017 The Trump presidency ended Tuesday. “… Not all of those people were neo-Nazis, believe me. Not all of those people were white supremacists, by any stretch. Those people were also there because they wanted to protest the taking down of a statue, Robert E. Lee,” Donald J. Trump […]

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September will be a Mess in Congress; Budget, Spending & Debt Fights Ahead

Guest Commentary Published August 13, 2017 September is going to be a mess. Congress must sort out some really complicated fiscal issues. There is the budget, an increase in the debt limit, how much to spend on federal programs and services, and, if there’s time, tax reform. This should be easy in a one-party government. […]

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Obesity in Indian Country is Mostly the Same; Why That’s Incremental Progress

Guest Commentary Published August 6, 2017 A Fundamental Question about Government Mark Trahant / Trahant Reports The most fundamental question about government is this: Does it work? When does government — tribal, state or federal — actually make a difference in our lives? There are two ways to answer that question, data and story. Data tells what […]

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