Opinions

12/12/11
BY:
Peter d'Errico
England was once so proud of its colonial regime that it boasted, "The sun never sets on the British empire." Today, colonialism is a bad word. It is fashionable to say we live in a 'post-colonial' world. The truth is the world continues to involve...
12/11/11
BY:
Ray Austin
December 18, 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANSCA), the anniversary of the “great experiment” that failed many Alaska Native corporations (ANC) shareholders, but allowed a few to benefit. I...
12/10/11
BY:
Steve Russell
Last year, in the ironically named Citizens United case, the U.S. Supreme Court followed the logic of a line of cases declaring corporations to be “persons” within the meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment and found them equal to human beings in the...
12/9/11
BY:
Monique Vondall-Rieke, J.D.
I read with great surprise that North Dakota resident Sakakawea, who traveled as a guide on the great Lewis and Clark expedition that laid the geographical history of the landscape of early America and helped to locate many of the American Indian...
12/8/11
BY:
Ray Halbritter
An earlier version of this commentary first appeared in The Daily Caller. Native Americans understand through very personal experience that this country’s history is one of conflict and compromise. At our finest moments, Indian and American...
12/8/11
BY:
Mark Trahant
We know democracy’s slogan: “Elections matter.” Or if that doesn’t work, draw on so many other oft-repeated phrases that make up the melodies in our politics. “Vote for change,” “stay the course,” or these days, “we are the 99 percent,” and the...
12/7/11
BY:
Kimberly Yellow Robe
Medicare is an important benefit—if you have this card, you will want to consider participating in the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program. In 2003, Congress passed the Medicare Modernization Act, or MMA. Its major provision is the...
12/6/11
BY:
Steven Newcomb
On December 1, the United States Senate approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA/S. 1867) which includes a provision that would approve the indefinite military detention of anyone, including U.S. citizens, “under the law of war without...
12/5/11
BY:
William Anderson
I think it’s fair to say that most of the Washington, D.C., politicians attacking clean-air safeguards don’t have the same view out their front windows as the families in my small community of 300 people. We look out on four polluting smokestacks, a...
12/4/11
BY:
Eric Olson
Last month, the fourth sequel in the profitable 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios X-Men movie franchise was released to the home video market, selling over half a million units in the Blu-Ray format alone. X-Men: First Class continues in the...
12/3/11
BY:
Vincent Schilling
I have been writing as a correspondent for Indian Country Today Media Network for quite a few years and I was honored, to say the least, when ICTMN’s Opinion/Editorial editor Ray Cook asked if I would like to contribute. I have often considered...
12/3/11
BY:
Lise Balk King
On Wednesday June 11, 2008, all of Canada was asked to take pause to participate in an unprecedented national event. Prime Minister Stephen Harper asked his 30 million Canadian citizens to tune in to Parliament for a live, nationally broadcast...
12/2/11
BY:
Charles Rangel
As we gathered around the table with our loved ones for Thanksgiving, we counted our blessings despite the many challenges we are facing as a nation. We have experienced many economic and social plights in our history but have always prevailed....
12/2/11
BY:
Mike Taylor
There was another of those talks on campus one Friday afternoon. The original idea* was proposed by Alexander Abian, a mathematics professor from Iowa who was trained at the University of Chicago and later at the University of Cincinnati. The...

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