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....

Mark Trahant
6/6/11

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....

Mark Trahant
5/24/11

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....

Mark Trahant
5/16/11

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

Mark Trahant
5/10/11

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....

Mark Trahant
5/2/11

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....

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