Mark Trahant

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

9/21/11
Mark Trahant

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

9/12/11
Mark Trahant

It sounds reasonable: Why not just cap federal spending? Make every agency operate with the money that’s already there. This notion has common-sense ... yet it is impossible in practice....

8/30/11
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....

8/23/11
8/16/11
Rob Capriccioso
8/11/11
Mark Trahant's slim volume , The Last Great Battle of the Indian Wars , is a fascinating read—so much so that Indian Country Today Media Network's Rob Capriccioso gave the author a...
Mark Trahant

The late historian Barbara Tuchman described the ineptness of government decision-making in her book, ...

8/8/11
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....

8/2/11
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....

7/19/11
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:...

7/12/11

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