July 19, 2011
Mark Trahant

The debt ceiling negotiations are deep underground. While there’s plenty of action on the surface—posturing, mostly—there are also quiet talks about both temporary and real solutions.

July 12, 2011
Warren Throckmorton

Of late, left leaning groups have raised concerns about a prayer meeting convened by Texas Governor Rick Perry and hosted by the American Family Association.

July 07, 2011
Alison Owings

It seemed like a simple point to make, and the right time to make it.

July 03, 2011
Marge Anderson

I often think about the big-picture ideas that would help tribal governments address the small-picture details more efficiently.

June 25, 2011
J K?haulani Kauanui

This week, nearly 40 passengers (unarmed peace activists and media people) will board The Audacity of Hope, a U.S. flagged boat, which will set sail from Greece and join the international Freedom Flotilla II.

June 23, 2011
Steven T. Newcomb

One seldom has an opportunity to converse with one of the brethren of the U.S. Supreme Court, as I did on August 31, 2006.

June 21, 2011

"What is past and cannot be prevented should not be grieved for."

I read that quote on a beautiful card I bought in the gift shop of the Acoma Pueblo’s fine museum in New Mexico.

June 15, 2011
Steven T. Newcomb

Words have a history. Words from the past have the ability to colonize the present. Words shape and create reality.

June 14, 2011
Gyasi Ross

"...everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it,
and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence."
Christine Quintasket p/k/a Mourning Dove, Okanagan

Congratulations, all Indian graduates.

June 11, 2011
Peter d'Errico

Words are sometimes slippery, especially in law and politics. This is not always a bad thing, because ambiguous language sometimes resolves conflict, by allowing people to maintain face while they compromise.

June 08, 2011
David E. Wilkins

Recently, the U.S.

June 02, 2011
Steve Newcomb

In March 2011, the U.S. government filed a response brief to two appeals by two Guantanamo Bay detainees. They had been convicted of "providing material support for terrorism" and their defense contended that the charge was not a war crime subject to military tribunal jurisdiction.

May 24, 2011
Peter d'Errico

Michael Anderson is leader of the Euahlayi People, a 3,000 strong Aboriginal Nation and convener of the New Way Sovereignty Summit on the status and place of Aboriginal peoples in contemporary Australia and beyond.

May 20, 2011
Crystal Willcuts

A few weeks ago I stopped watching the news. Nothing else was going on in the world except for the Osama Bin Laden death frenzy. Okay he’s dead, but he was going to die anyway. We’ll all die eventually. It will be news the day no one dies. The TV can stay on then.