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 |  


CNN correct to can chatty Kathy

CNN correct to can chatty Kathy

We applaud CNN’s recent firing of occasional commentator Kathy Griffin, not because of her liberal views nor for her humor, but for her poor jud...

June 7th, 2017 |  


The Problem with Dividing ‘Good Muslims’ from ‘Bad Muslims’

The Problem with Dividing ‘Good Muslims’ from ‘Bad Muslims’

All right, America. We need to have a talk.The president recently returned from Saudi Arabia, where he gave his Muslim hosts a speech about the threat...

June 7th, 2017 |  


The Great Local News Heist

The Great Local News Heist

If you turn on your local evening news, you may not notice anything out of the ordinary. But if you change the channel, you’ll think you’v...

June 7th, 2017 |