Mark Trahant

How bad is this economy? Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers wrote in the Financial Times this week that the United States is now halfway to a lost economic decade (similar to Japan’s) and that the number of working Americans has dropped from 63.1 percent to 58.4 percent....

6/13/11
Mark Trahant

Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics started a frenzy when it released its latest job report, showing that only 54,000 jobs were added to the economy in May....

6/6/11
Mark Trahant

Canada just finished its national elections and the governing Conservative Party expanded its majority in parliament. Last week Prime Minister Stephen Harper also announced the historic appointment of two Native Canadians to that country’s cabinet....

5/24/11
Mark Trahant

Republican Party unity on the issue of a massive restructuring of Medicare and Medicaid (if there is such a thing) ended this weekend....

5/16/11
Mark Trahant

Nobel-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz is trying to change the national debate about the deficit, the role of government and the impact of those policies on the day-to-day economy....

5/10/11
Mark Trahant

Sometimes it’s easy for Indian country to ignore the huge challenges facing the United States. After all, there are so many immediate and intense issues on reservations and in tribal communities that the idea of adding another layer of concerns just seems too much....

5/2/11
Mark Trahant

A few weeks ago Bloomberg News reported that Saudi Arabia is investing $100 billion in renewable energy sources (...

4/25/11
Terri Hansen
4/26/11
Wikipedia celebrated its 10th anniversary in January of this year...

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