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How Colonization of the Americas Killed 90 Percent of Their Indigenous People—and Changed the Climate
A new study raises questions about climate change policy for the decades ahead.
Mark Trahant | Feb 13, 2019
As Congress prepares to debate separating families at the border, a look back at the U.S.’s past with the cruel practice.
Mark Trahant | Jun 18, 2018
The danger to our democracy is not the electoral college. Not gerrymandering. It’s a power imbalance that is old and structural.
Mark Trahant | Jan 31, 2018
Last year was record-breaking.
Mark Trahant | Jan 11, 2018
Many state governments over the years have reached exactly this point of racial toxicity—and crumbled.
Mark Trahant | Aug 16, 2017
I’m obsessed with what this Congress is doing to the funding for health care, especially Medicaid, which insures 62.3 million Americans.
Mark Trahant | May 22, 2017
After the construction phase of the Keystone XL, only 35 employees would be needed to operate the pipeline.
Mark Trahant | Apr 11, 2017
I’m angry. White people in Oregon are acquitted while Native people in North Dakota are attacked by riot police from five states. And our politicians are preoccupied.
Mark Trahant | Oct 28, 2016
The militarized response is escalating, Dakota Access construction is accelerating. To be clear: North Dakota is acting as trustee for the company, using what it considers the powers of state to make this project so.
Mark Trahant | Oct 24, 2016
The Nixon White House managed three Indian occupations. There are lessons for President Obama there—if he would just pay attention.
Mark Trahant | Sep 8, 2016