Economy

October 06, 2011
By:
Chase Iron Eyes

I hope we have all been following the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) action that is unfolding before us. Why are they protesting? Hopefully OWS is not only due to the rich-poor gap -although, that is reason enough.

October 05, 2011
By:
Thomas Jensen

The budgetary hard times that are facing the federal government and states can create a favorable environment for Indian tribal governments.

September 27, 2011
By:
Chase Iron Eyes

The Department of State is reviewing the details of a Presidential permit which will be required to build the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada, through the U.S., to the Gulf of Mexico. The President is currently burdened with the task of of approving or disapproving

September 27, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

I drove across the Northwest this past weekend. A 1,700-mile trip from Idaho to Seattle, returning via rural roads in Washington, and freeways in Idaho and Montana. Along the route I looked at places and wondered, how will life change during the Era of Contraction?

September 21, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

It’s nearly impossible to know when a new political era has begun for certain.

September 13, 2011
By:
Ray Halbritter

State legislative field hearings were held last week examining whether or not the State will begin the historic process of seeking to amend the New York State Constitution to allow commercialized gambling throughout the State.

September 12, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

President Barack Obama must sell a complex idea to a Congress that prides itself on simplicity.

August 23, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

So far, most of the government’s austerity movement has been theoretical. We know the federal budget is shrinking, but the evidence of that has been slow to surface.

August 16, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

It’s a hell of a way to run a country.

August 02, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

There’s nothing like deadline to produce a deal: The president and congressional leaders reached an agreement over the weekend to increase the nation’s debt limit, cut federal spending, and create a powerful committee charged with finding even more budget cuts.

July 12, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

Last week President Barack Obama held his first town hall on Twitter. A really great idea and I plunged in with this question:

June 20, 2011
By:
Crystal Willcuts

Do you know what it means to be un-American? I’ll tell you. To be un-American means to be respectful, humble, spiritual, truthful, caring, and selfless. To be American means to be immature, greedy, deceitful, disrespectful, arrogant and egocentric.

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