As the start of 2016 shatters last year's record as the hottest year in history, the Oceti Sakowin once again find themselves on the front lines of the battle against the fossil fuel industry.
With his forthcoming visit to Vietnam, President Obama can fortify his legacy by meeting with victims of Agent Orange the United States sprayed on Vietnam during the war. He can then accurately assess the tragic situation the US created there and take steps to remedy it.
The latest deployments are small, but floods always start with a drip. We are doing the same thing over again expecting different results. President Obama is deploying more troops to Iraq and Syria. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would do the same. There has to be a way off this merry-go-round.