Green Day: An Rx for exhaustion over American politics

Living in Norway and watching the political unrest at home in America gets disheartening.

The 24 million or so people who could soon lose their health care, the horrible environmental ramifications to come under the defunding of the EPA, the assault on The Fourth Estate, the strengthening of hate groups, the list goes on and on.

At Oslo Spektrum.

A lot of us have had to take a timeout from these conflicts. This allows us to take a moment to recharge and then plug back … Read more ...

The Divided States of America: I’m inspired and afraid

Each day I sit down at my laptop and begin to write. There’s so much to discuss, so much has happened, but each day there’s a new political bombshell. Like many of you, I start each day wondering what’s next America?

Obviously, I’m talking about the President of the United States who has been in office for less than two weeks. In that time, presidential orders have been made to ban immigrants from a country founded by immigrants, to build a $40 billion wall, restricting … Read more ...

Living in Norway: America’s election season has been downright embarrassing

In U.S. presidential races, the bickering between candidates gets ugly and this year, it’s been downright disgusting. As an American living abroad, it’s been plain embarrassing.

Even though many of us Americans don’t follow the politics of other countries, the rest of the world watches ours. My friends here in Norway are monitoring this election very closely, and the most common question I am asked is: Why?

Today's Election Day in the U.S. who will come out on top? (Photos by Gage Skidmore and Lorie Shaull.)

Today’s Election Day in the U.S. who will come out on top? (Photos by Gage Skidmore and Lorie

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