Category: Opinion

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...

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...

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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...