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...
Mark Trahant
1/27/12

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....

Mark Trahant
1/22/12

A question for any Republican running for any federal office: If you are successful repealing “ObamaCare,” what happens to the Indian Health Care Improvement Act?...

Mark Trahant
1/15/12

This election ought to be about one issue, a referendum on health care reform....

Mark Trahant
1/18/12

Happy New Year. Or, I should say, happy election year. From now on the national election for president (as well as the house and the senate) shifts from a vague threat to an actual election....

Mark Trahant
12/24/11

I’ve been writing a lot lately about the Era of Contraction—the shrinking of the federal government—and what that policy means to ...

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