Mark Trahant
9/10/12
Sunday talk shows are an important part of the national conversation...
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
7/3/12

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....

Mark Trahant
6/28/12

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

Mark Trahant
6/27/12

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....

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...

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