Indian Country politics and public policy

Commentary by Mark Trahant

Mark Trahant / Trahant Reports HELENA, Montana — It’s easy to think about politics as being about elections. We concentrate so much of our attention, our money, and our energy on campaigns. But then what? Most politicians run because they want to change things. They want government to be effective, to use the machinery of state …

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  Mark Trahant / Trahant Reports Denise Juneau had the perfect answer. At debate in Great Falls each of the congressional candidates were asked, what would you do to protect the rights of gay, bisexual and transgender individuals? “Number one, get elected,” she said. That’s right on so many levels. This country cannot be the country …

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