After the construction phase of the Keystone XL, only 35 employees would be needed to operate the pipeline.
Mark Trahant is an independent journalist and a journalism professor at the University of North Dakota. He's a member of the Shoshone-Bannock tribes and has written about American Indian and Alaska Native issues for more than three decades. His most recent project, TrahantReports, covers the 2016 election with a focus on Native issues and candidates. Follow him on Twitter at @TrahantReports.
It’s likely that the Trump-Ryan failure will push state legislatures to consider expanding Medicaid—putting even more people under the public insurance system.
Government-sponsored Medicaid and Medicare are efficient and reliable—and already cover 36 percent of Americans.
This week, Georgia heads to the polls. Last week, the GOP in Kansas barely earned a win.
Trump has gone to Congress to make his case for Paul Ryan’s plan, but polls show the Affordable Care Act is still more popular.
Let’s do what it takes to remind the companies, and the government itself, who’s really in charge of the economy.
Reporter Jenni Monet has been charged with criminal trespassing and rioting, but the bigger story is about the failure of journalism institutions to rally.
Congress is already slowing down on the promise to end the Affordable Care Act, as the realities of a replacement sink in.
North Dakota’s move to put states in charge of reservations is just one example of the possible nonsense to come. The Trump Era will require new strategies.
Continuing to shrink our oil consumption is one way to challenge the oil uber alles mentality of the Trump administration.
Although the governor cites the rule of law in his eviction order, the Sioux have this: the Constitution’s Article 6, declaring “treaties as the Supreme Law of the Land.”
One hint at what’s to come is found in the data of early voting. And so far, it’s good news for Democrats—especially Native American candidates.