Category: Opinion

When listening to the experts makes sense

Our resident senior scientist weighs in John Erik Stacy The Norwegian American No doubt about it now, the coronavirus has gone pandemic. The World Health Organization made it official. But all you needed to...

Any port in a storm for Norway?

On the EDGE:  An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States Join the conversation! Jan Brøgger Årstad Conservatives, Bergen Norwegian Americans may struggle to understand Norwegian decision-makers’ recent strong pro-EU...

Rethinking health care

Is the free market really working for you? John Erik Stacy The Norwegian American This may sound crazy, but what if the free market drives the cost of health care up? That must be...

Shaming the flight shamers?

Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway Flight shaming: the flavor of the decade? Don’t step into an airplane, we are instructed, because it contributes far too much to climate change. But how scientifically robust is the...

mourning

Sad as hell

On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in the United States and Norway Join the conversation! Survivors of suicide need love and respect Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American This issue I...

Jason Hickel

The dark side of the Nordic model

Jason Hickel University of London Scandinavian countries may top every ranking on human development, but they are a disaster for the environment. Scandinavians have it all. Universal public healthcare and education that is the...

Light in the darkness

A devotional greeting from Anne Brit Aasland, pastor at Mindekirken, the Norwegian Memorial Church, Minneapolis Anne Brit Aasland The Norwegian Memorial Church, Minneapolis What is the proper way to prepare for Christmas? And what...