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An Empire of Misery, Headquartered in Grand Island

The National Rifle Association’s Board of Directors includes one Nebraskan, Steve Hornady of Grand Island. Hornady owns Hornady Manufacturing, which manufactures ammunition. The company is financially very successful, so they enjoy awards and recognition in the state and national business community. Such recognition aggrandizes and normalizes them, and does not critically examine where this wealth […]

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When dissent is criminal – NE LB 1129

There are many elements of fascism that have slowly arisen in the U.S. since 9/11: ultra-nationalism, authoritarian ideology, toxic masculinity, gun/war worship, and the squashing any dissent.  In this sense, Trump isn’t new, and booting Trump out of office won’t actually solve much.  Take Nebraska as an example.  Pete Ricketts has all the hallmarks of […]

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How the NRA Operates in the Nebraska Unicam

In the aftermath of another horrific and preventable school shooting, more people want to know how we came to live in a country that values the profits of the gun industry over the lives of children. The short answer to that question is that gun manufacturers and their lobbying arm, the National Rifle Association, have […]

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Show Me the Money- How to Look Up Campaign Donors

Perhaps you’ve been following the parade of damaging bills in the state legislature this year and wondering where this assault on democracy is coming from. Maybe you want to know who funded the local school board, your mayor, or the university regents elections. You may have real concerns over where their allegiance may lie, or […]

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Urgent – Be a Candidate!

ALERT ALERT ALERT In the Trump and Ricketts era, we must win offices in 2018. We must remove the party in power that runs unopposed nazis and men banned from malls after harassing teenage girls, and who elected the pussy grabber in chief. The deadline is approaching and there are still many incumbents running unopposed. […]

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School Privatization and Doublespeak (Part 1)

There is a battle being waged in Nebraska for our schools. Alt-right ideologues and billionaires have joined forces to take down public education, both K-12 and our public Universities. In part one of our school choice series, we will describe the national landscape that has lead to the popularity of defunding public schools.   The […]