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Author: Amanda Gailey

A Theory about Ricketts’s Execution Strategy: Moore is the Guinea Pig for Sandoval

6 days ago

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This is speculation–but it seems plausible enough that I want to float it ahead of the execution of Carey Dean Moore. It’s possible that the Ricketts administration is rushing the execution of Moore in order to eliminate a grounds to stop the execution of Jose Sandoval, whom Ricketts would also like to execute in advance…

Pharmaceutical Company’s Request to Delay Execution Is Denied

1 week ago

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Seeing Red attended the hearing in United States District Court today in which pharmaceutical company Fresenius Kabi sought a temporary restraining order delaying the execution of Carey Dean Moore scheduled for Tuesday, August 14 at 10:00 a.m. Moore will be executed with a cocktail of four drugs. This is a summary of the hearing.   In their…

What Is Going on with the Execution in Nebraska?

1 week ago

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In four days, Nebraska is scheduled to execute Carey Moore by lethal injection. Moore murdered two taxi drivers in Omaha in 1979. He is not fighting his own execution, saying he believes he will be forgiven by Christ upon his death. Because he is not fighting it, the main legal avenue that typically delays or…

An Empire of Misery, Headquartered in Grand Island

6 months ago

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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…

How the NRA Operates in the Nebraska Unicam

6 months ago

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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…

Nebraska, Get Ready for Koch University

7 months ago

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After the horrific announcement this Tuesday that Governor Pete Ricketts intends to plunder the biggest employer and most valuable asset of the state of Nebraska, the University of Nebraska, another piece of news came over the transom—one that may seem unrelated to Ricketts setting fire to the state but is actually connected. The Governor of…

Regarding MLK, U.S. Rep. Don Bacon likes the “Civil” but not the “Rights.”

7 months ago

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U.S. Representative Don Bacon, who represents the Omaha area, shared some words about Martin Luther King, Jr. today: At a time of great unrest, [King] showed a calm and powerful restraint. While people on both sides of a battle hurled insults (and weapons) at each other, he remained civil and kind. I have long admired…