Indian Country politics and public policy

Commentary by Mark Trahant

Mark Trahant / TrahantReports Vermont casts 22 votes for its senator, Bernie Sanders. A minute later, Sanders asks the rules be suspended and that Hillary Clinton be nominated by acclamation. And so the Bernie Sanders’ chapter comes to an end. The question is, “what’s next?” Let’s explore this from a couple of different points of view. …

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Mark Trahant / TrahantReports It’s another primary Election Day. Tonight returns will come in from Oregon and Kentucky. And while most of the attention will be on the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders contest, there are a couple of other things worth thinking about. Especially in Oregon. First: The primary is the Big Day for …

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (House photo)   Leading in a time of chaos Mark Trahant / TRAHANTREPORTS Tuesday’s debate was kind of like looking at a traffic accident. You drive by not wanting to peek, but then you do, and it’s awful, so you think, “why did I do that?” About the closest thing …

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Nevada’s John Oceguera, a candidate for Congress, resigns his membership in the National Rifle Association. (Picture via Facebook.)   U.S. spends billions to “fight terrorism” but not a dime to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study gun violence.   *** Updated after President Obama’s Sunday speech from the Oval Office. MARK TRAHANT /TRAHANTREPORTS The …

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