Mark Trahant
8/23/11

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....

Mark Trahant
8/16/11

It’s a hell of a way to run a country....

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
8/8/11

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

Mark Trahant
8/2/11

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....

Mark Trahant
7/19/11

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....

Mark Trahant
7/12/11

Last week President Barack Obama held his first town hall on Twitter. A really great idea and I plunged in with this question:...

Mark Trahant
6/13/11

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....

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