Category: Opinion

In which I embarrass my cousin

Editor’s Notes: A message from Editor-in-chief Emily C. Skaftun Join the conversation! Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American Since 2013, my cousin, Drew*, has been the star of Syttende Mai. That’s the first year...

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Norway post-oil: Look to Sweden?

On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States Shane Murray Oslo, Norway The late Norwegian professor Frank Aarebrot used to say, “Norway typically copies Swedish policy after...

130 years down; 90 to go?

Editors’ Notes: A message from Editor-in-chief Emily C. Skaftun & Assistant Editor Lori Ann Reinhall Dear readers, At the time of the publication of this issue, our newspaper will have been publishing for 130...

NSB name change

Two ways of looking at an unpopular name change

On the EDGE: An opinion on current issues in Norway and the United States – Join the conversation! M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway On March 13, NSB, the Norwegian State Railway train operating company,...

Norway-USA in contrast: Income taxation

On the EDGE: An opinion column about issues in Norway and the United States — Join the conversation! M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Norwegian and American personal income taxes are both alike and different....

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You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone

Editor’s Notes: Join the conversation! Emily C. Skaftun Editor-in-chief, The Norwegian American At Christmastime, my old favorite neighborhood brewery and pub shut down forever. It was a “public house” in the truest sense, a...

The slippery (ski) slopes of climate change

On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States—Join the conversation! Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway Climate change, we are boldly informed by many scientists and journalists, brings catastrophe....

Norway should promote menstrual cups

On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States – join the conversation! Ibbie He Ås, Norway The average woman uses about 12,000 to 15,000 single-use sanitary products...