Mark Trahant
9/7/12
Which convention, the Democrats or the Republicans, will get the biggest bounce? That’s actually a tough question with lots of answers. First there’s the national polls...
Mark Trahant
9/5/12
Now it’s the Democratic Party’s turn to make its case about why American voters should re-elect President Barack Obama...
Mark Trahant
9/4/12
Four years ago, one of the most prominent Native Americans in Congress – Oklahoma’s Tom Cole, a member of the Chickasaw Nation – posted daily reports on YouTube from the convention...
Mark Trahant
9/4/12
Last week’s Republican National Convention set the stage for a national debate about the role of government...
Mark Trahant
9/4/12
I remember my first election as a journalist. The year was 1976 and I was working at a small radio station in Pocatello, Idaho, producing The Sho-Ban Radio hour...
Mark Trahant

Voting should be easy, almost routine. If it’s election day, we should vote. It’s that simple because it’s the very foundation of democracy. It is only when “we” have a say in what happens next, in our future, that governance meets the basic test of a democracy....

7/3/12
Mark Trahant

The entire debate over ObamaCare” is now fundamentally different. It’s the law of the land that has been upheld by the Supreme Court....

6/28/12
Mark Trahant

The Supreme Court will most likely issue a decision on Thursday that will leave a mess behind. I doubt there will be a clean decision—up or down—it’s far more likely that court will focus on the most narrow of issues. Then the political process can sort out what’s left standing....

6/27/12
Mark Fogarty
6/24/12
American Indians and the Mass Media (University of Oklahoma Press, 2012), edited by Meta G. Carstarphen and John P. Sanchez, is a scholarly work indeed...
Mark Trahant

The National Congress of American Indians every year releases its “State of Indian Nations,” an alternative prospect for the Congress reported during the week of the State of the Union. This has become an important exercise for many reasons....

1/27/12

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