Category: Opinion

Today’s Islamophobia challenge

Lindsey Penny Seattle, Wash. The word Islamophobia has been in the news lately, but what exactly is it and how is it impacting American society? According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, “Islamophobia is...

Today’s assimilation challenge

Rev. Dr. Duane Lindberg Waterloo, Iowa “They were Americans before they left!” This observation by immigration historian Marcus Lee Hansen suggests that 19th and 20th century immigrants shared values and beliefs that helped them...

Crowdfunding and the way forward

Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American In a surprise turn of events, with contributions that have come in over the phone, by mail, and of course through our Indiegogo campaign, some two weeks after...

Norway and the road towards renewable energy

Linn Chloe Hagstrøm The Norwegian American During the past two years, more than one in 10 oil industry jobs disappeared from the Norwegian continental shelf, according to VG. The Norwegian national economy has been...

Pride of country and journalistic integrity

Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American Another year has gone by, as measured in Syttende Mais. In this issue in particular we celebrate Norway, country of our ancestry. Hipp hipp hurra for deg, Norge!...

Join forces with Sámi and Norwegian activists

Lynn Gleason Pacific Sámi Searvi I admit that I tend to idealize Norway. However, as someone who follows indigenous rights movements, especially here in the U.S. and Norway, I’m getting used to disappointment. Still,...

Norwegians need to sink their teeth into health care

Linn Chloe Hagstrøm The Norwegian American People who live and work in Norway get to benefit from the Norwegian single-payer health care system, which encompasses services ranging from seeing a GP (fastlege) to receiving...