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The Western Nebraska Senator Ignoring the First Amendment and Shilling for Big Oil

  Man, we wish Tom Brewer were the leader many voters had hoped. He’s the only Native American senator in the legislature. He knows the horror of violence, having been shot multiple times in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, instead of working to decrease gun violence or address inequality in the state, he is taking oil industry money, […]

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Just Grab ‘Em In the Posse

President Trump has sent thousands of active-duty military troops to the southern border of the U.S.  Last Friday, Governor Pete Ricketts said that Nebraska “stand[s] ready to send additional troops to aid this mission if called upon.”   And what is that mission?  Well, President Trump has made it very clear.  The caravan of mostly […]

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Seeing Red – THE POD!

As Seeing Red Nebraska moves toward our first birthday, we realized that it was time to grow and explore new territory. What better way to laugh at Pete Ricketts and his minions than by allowing you, the lefty Nebraskan, to actually hear us laughing. And so, with that, I give you our post-election wrap up. […]

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Pat MeGroin–er, McPherson–Is a Handsy White Supremacist and Nebraska Deserves Better

  Why don’t girls and women report the men who assault them? A 2003 case involving District 8 School Board Member Pat McPherson will tell you why. Here are some facts not in dispute: On February 7, 2003, Douglas County Election Commissioner and former Douglas County Republican Party Chair Pat McPherson and his friend, Omaha City […]

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Nebraska Politics

Pete Ricketts’s Campaign Funding is Sad and Obscene

You should check out donations to Pete Ricketts’s campaign(s) for governor of Nebraska. Don’t bother with his run for U.S. Senate–on which he spent $12 million of his own money. Just look at who has been giving money to Pete Ricketts so that he can maintain control over the little fiefdom we call Nebraska. First–a […]

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Nebraska Politics

The Candidates Ricketts Bought

Governor Pete Ricketts has stacked the deck against Nebraska, pouring over $263,774.00 into his purchased candidates. The table below shows all the races we researched, along with how much their opponent received from Pete Ricketts. If there are races we missed, let us know! Nebraska is not the Ricketts’ family fiefdom. Race Seeing Red Endorsement Opponent How […]

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Nebraska Politics

Let’s be Frank(ing) Violations

We started Seeing Red Nebraska because we noticed a rising trend of Nebraska GOP politicians lying to the media. Those lies frequently went unchecked and repeated without any real context straight to the public narrative. We saw that trend continue tonight on 10/11 News.   Let’s be Frank(ing) In their report of Dr. Reyn Archer’s […]

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Has anyone seen Adrian Smith?

Adrian Smith, candidate for House of Representatives in Nebraska’s 3rd District, and I are about the same age and we both grew up in Gering, Nebraska. I must admit, I don’t remember a whole lot about him because, well, he’s not that memorable. As anyone from a small town knows, regardless of how well you […]

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Nebraska Politics

Something Smells in Jeff Fortenberry’s Office

“Why do men feel threatened by women?” I asked a male friend of mine… “I mean,” I said, “men are bigger, most of the time, they can run faster, strangle better, and they have on average a lot more money and power.” “They’re afraid women will laugh at them,” he said. “Undercut their world view.” […]