Mark Trahant
11/19/13
The State of Alaska had a busy week. There are only so many ways to demonstrate contempt for Alaska Natives. Yet the state seemed to find many ways. Logic be damned...
Mark Trahant
11/15/13
Modern U.S. presidents have a curious relationship with North America’s first residents, American Indians and Alaska Natives...
Mark Trahant
10/16/13
The Fiscal Yahoo Caucus of the United States Congress is ready to reach into your family wallet and grab cash. Need to buy or refinance a house? Ca-ching...
Mark Trahant
9/20/13
Congress always works on two tracks. The first rail is legislation that gives the government authority to spend money. The second rail is one that actually appropriates the funds...
Mark Trahant
7/15/13
The debate over immigration reform in the House and the Senate is an interesting lens to examine the future of austerity. How so?...
Mark Trahant
7/9/13
The Obama administration’s decision last week to delay a mandate for large employers to provide health insurance or pay a fine is both meaningless and significant...
Mark Trahant
7/1/13
The Supreme Court’s ruling last week on voting rights sends a simple and clear message: And now you do what they told ya...
Gale Courey Toensing
6/28/13
If you’ve never thought about the parallel between journalism and poetry—meaning distilled to an essence—consider this recent Twitter poem by journalist extraordinaire Mark Trahant...
Mark Trahant
6/24/13
You would think that the broader economy would be part of any discussion about austerity...
Mark Trahant
6/10/13
The 21st century is a world where data – bits of information about what we do, what we say, and how we spend money – has become as important as the story narrative...

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