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Responses to the Seeing Red Candidate Questionnaire

A few weeks ago, Seeing Red Nebraska sent out a candidate questionnaire to local Mayoral and City Council candidates. Below are the answers we received from the candidates who responded. Thank you, Jeff Kirkpatrick (running for Mayor) and Cassey Lottman (running for City Council in District 4)! Answers from Jeff Kirkpatrick, candidate for Mayor: I. […]

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Nebraska Politics Published

Local “Becky” Meets the President

The Nebraska Republican Party has a white supremacist problem. It comes from the top and the bottom. The governor’s biggest funder, his billionaire dad, is a virulent racist, and the party keeps rewarding and promoting young white supremacists, one of whom they propelled right onto the stage next to President Trump. Yesterday Trump held a […]

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Nebraska Politics Published

Prison programs are an investment in the community

If you’ve never been inside a prison, your impression of it probably comes from sensationalized Hollywood fare.  Describing all the things wrong about these depictions would take another whole post. Suffice it to say, one of the most important things for the men and women overcrowded inside (so crowded the ACLU has sued the state) […]

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Nebraska Politics Published

Ricketts is bald-faced lying about his Nazi

Let’s just be blunt. Governor Pete Ricketts did not just have an actual Nazi as his Field Director, he is now blowing smoke up Nebraska’s ass about it. Don’t worry, it’s not that reefer smoke they have in Colorado! Here’s what Ricketts’s office said in his press release this week: “The staff person, Bennett Bressman, […]

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Immigration Nebraska Politics

Did Ricketts’s Field Director Vandalize Omaha with White Supremacist Material? We did Nazi that Coming!

You’ve probably already read that Governor Pete Ricketts’s Field Director Bennett Bressman has been exposed as an actual Nazi. We at Seeing Red spent the better part of an evening reading the data leak of this Aryan youth’s mind vomit so you don’t have to. We discovered something that interested us. On July 2, when […]

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Legislature Nebraska Politics

Nebraska’s anti-gay past is still so present that it’s even running for mayor

Patty Pansing Brooks’s bill to make it illegal to discriminate against sexual orientation or gender identity in employment decisions died this week in the Unicameral. (It could be brought back next year if Pansing Brooks finds 33 votes for it). The setback of the anti-discrimination bill was a loss for Nebraska’s residents–not just the ones […]

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Episode Six: Nebraska School Daze

In Episode 6, April, Stephanie, and Trish focus on issues facing Nebraska schools: a voucher proposal in the legislature, LPS school board races, and a student discipline bill. Our podcast is available on a number of platforms, including iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, TuneIn, and Stitcher. You can listen to the current episode right now using the […]