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Civic Engagement Education

Today in Rape Culture: UNL Edition

Sadly it comes as no surprise to most of us that rape culture is still alive and well in Nebraska. Survivors of sexual assault at UNL will no longer be silenced or ignored and they are speaking out with a new website and flyers everywhere from a group of warrior survivors at Dear UNL https://www.dearunl.com/ […]

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Bills Education Legislature Nebraska Politics

LB670: The Kolowski Amendments

Though we don’t know exactly when, the big day for LB670, the “Opportunities Scholars Act”, is coming soon. In what might perhaps be the best amendment troll of this legislative session, Senator Kolowski is seeking to strike the word “opportunity” from the whole document and replace it with the words “private school.” Why? Because it […]

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Nebraska Politics Published

Nebraska Needs to Fix its Academic Freedom Problem.

Nebraska has a terrible record when it comes to academic freedom and freedom of speech, and it’s time we take it seriously. Here is some historical background followed by a practical recommendation. The past two years have been particularly egregious for academic freedom in Nebraska. This week the Nebraska Republican Party insisted that Creighton University, […]

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Nebraska Politics

Nebraska Nice is the Perfect Cover for a Fascist Takeover

If you are not familiar with the 14 Characteristics of Facism, I’m going to need you to stop right here and read them first. Ok, got that? Don’t worry, we’re going to look at a few of them a little more closely because the NEGOP has a deep fascism problem that everyone, including the Nebraska […]

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Nebraska Politics

A Rightwing Lawyer Has Demanded the Email and Browsing History of People Involved with This Blog

Jefferson Downing, an attorney with Keating O’Gara Law Firm, has submitted an open records request to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln demanding to see the email and web searching/browsing history related to the white nationalist organization Turning Point USA of all University employees involved with this blog. Some of the people targeted by the legal request […]

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Civic Engagement Education Nebraska Politics Published

The Constitution According to Fartenberry: The Congressman Once Defended Aggressive Protests

Boy, do I have a doozy of a tale from the archives for you. It’s about how Lincoln dealt with aggressive political protests in the 1990s, when lots of people on both sides of the aisle seemed to believe “Free speech is for me but not for thee.” I’ll go ahead and let you know […]