Category: Opinion

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...

Do Norwegians make “good immigrants”?

On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States – Join the conversation! Viktoria Kontanse Dauer New York The immigration debate in the United States has reached a...

What is a year?

A message from Editor-in-chief Emily C. Skaftun I know I’m not the only one thinking that, in the case of 2018, it was both the blink of an eye and an eternity. Can you...

Lori Ann Reinhall

Commitment that makes a difference

Editor’s Notes: Join the conversation! A message from Lori Ann Reinhall As I sit here at my desk at The Norwegian American thumbing through our recent Christmas issue, one thought comes to mind: this...

Decolonizing the academy

Norway’s unlikely national debate On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States Join the conversation! Jonas Njau Ås, Norway The movement to decolonize higher education enters an...

Think globally; gift locally

Editor’s Notes: A message from Editor-in-chief Emily C. Skaftun Join the conversation! Sitting here in my office, a week into into November, it’s hard for me to believe that the holiday season is upon us...

The sun only shines on the upper class

ON THE EDGE An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States Join the conversation! Linn Chloe Hagstrøm The Norwegian American Criticisms surround Norway’s proposed state budget, which, if approved, will...

What white nationalists get wrong about the Vikings

On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States Join the conversation! George Lakey Philadelphia On Oct. 2, Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park monument of Thorfinn Karlsefni, a Viking explorer,...