The Declaration of Peace

The Declaration of Peace

These are self-evident truths:That all humans are a single family living on a fragile and endangered planet whose life support systems must remain int...

June 9th, 2017 |  


Trump’s Budget for Rural America

Trump’s Budget for Rural America

How we spend our money says a lot about what we value — and what we can do without. The Trump administration’s proposed budget, which it s...

June 9th, 2017 |  


Trump TV, Coming to a Market Near You

Trump TV, Coming to a Market Near You

Donald Trump’s favorite local TV chain is about to get a lot bigger thanks to — wait for it — Donald Trump.Trump’s Federal Com...

June 9th, 2017 |  



Rural Communities Have the Most to Lose With Health Care Repeal

Rural Communities Have the Most to Lose With Health Care Repeal

For 30 years, I’ve helped people fight for health care.In one of my proudest moments, I worked with people in small towns across Idaho to expand...

June 9th, 2017 |  


Leaving Rural America Behind… Again

Leaving Rural America Behind… Again

A week after releasing a budget proposal that would slash funding for USDA rural development, cut farm conservation programs, and exacerbate hunger in...

June 9th, 2017 |  


All Is Not Quiet on the Western Front

All Is Not Quiet on the Western Front

Donald Trump’s visit to NATO headquarters recently was consistent with two of his foreign-policy views: the need to pursue close relations with ...

June 8th, 2017 |  


Unpleasant Impact of a Budget

Unpleasant Impact of a Budget

Federal budgets, while boring and wonky, can have a serious impact on our lives. They dictate our collective priorities for how we choose to spend our...

June 8th, 2017 |  


I’m your American flag

I’m your American flag

I’ve been to the moon. I’ve been burned. But more often I’m honored. I’m your American flag.With thirteen stars for colonies c...

June 7th, 2017 |  


Anti-Science Trumps Climate Change

Anti-Science Trumps Climate Change

True to form, President Trump has pulled the US out of the Paris accord on climate change, joining Syria and Nicaragua as the only non-participating s...

June 7th, 2017 |  


Making NAFTA Worse

Making NAFTA Worse

Like rose blossoms, a politician’s promises can be beautiful when they burst into full, glorious bloom — only to fade over time and, petal...

June 7th, 2017 |