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Can We Get a Wellness Check on Ben Sasse?

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse delivered the online commencement address to students graduating from his alma mater, Fremont High School, on Saturday, May 16. Students may have anticipated that the self-styled Never-Trump sage of the Senate would offer some inspirational remarks, or, failing that, some boring pablum. Instead, we all got to watch what happens when […]

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Civic Engagement Education Legislature

Wonder how the Kochs are going to monetize your kids?

By guest contributor Jennifer Juhl Jarrell I’m waving my hands in the air from Kansas, jumping up and down, and calling out, “This is everything!” Because it is. People of Nebraska, I am here to tell you that once vouchers slither into your state, they will consume your excellent public education system over time. You […]

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Civic Engagement Education

Get Local, Really Local

Let’s talk, you and I. We’ve both been sucked into news about the impeachment. It’s a big deal, REALLY BIG DEAL. We both want to fix the problems in DC and we’ve both called at least one of the 5 elected representatives that are supposed to advocate for Nebraskans. You know, and I know, that […]

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Education Legislature Nebraska Politics

The Rural School Funding Crisis in Nebraska

I’m here to tell you this: Do not let anyone tell you there is a property-tax crisis in out-state Nebraska. There is an income tax on the rich crisis leaving rural, especially agricultural, communities in Nebraska holding the bag for one of the most important things a state can do: educate its children. And I’m […]

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Civic Engagement Education LGBTQA+ Published

Nebraska’s Community Leaders Need to Stop Dicking Around

Nebraska, we need to figure out whether we want our state to be a welcoming place that treats people from diverse backgrounds equitably, or a place that lives up to its tourist slogan, “Nebraska: Honestly, it’s not for everyone.” If we want to live in a state that caters only to the racial and religious […]

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Civic Engagement Education LGBTQA+ Published

Transcript of Ferial Pearson’s Talk on “Power and Identity” to Platteview Senior High School

Hello everybody. Welcome back to school. I may–just so you’re not concerned–I do use a cane sometimes and sometimes I don’t need it. So if I put it down and start walking, it’s not a miracle. I’m not cured. I just sometimes I don’t need it.  Cool? Alright.  So how many of you are wondering […]

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How to Bleed a State University System Dry in One Easy Step

Step 1: Pay the new president more per month than employees make in a year Can you imagine making $50,000 a month after taxes? Every month? Money that comes from taxpayers and college kids? We at the Seeing Red Editorial Board cannot imagine making net $50,000 a month from taxpayers and college students. We would […]

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TD Ameritrade, Drug Dealer

Well, Governor Do-You-Know-Who-My-Daddy-Is is at it again. When I returned to Nebraska from the failed experiment of living in Texas for a few years, I took one look around and realized the state I returned to was not the same state I left. In Texas I had Rick Perry to deal with, but even that […]

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Civic Engagement Education Immigration Nebraska Politics

Lincoln, we still have a Cyndi Lamm problem

Well, the good news is, we avoided voting in an unrepentant homophobe as our next Mayor. The bad news is, we still have a Cyndi Lamm problem. Last week, we at Seeing Red received an email from a mother who needs to work with the Autism Family Network to get a Project Lifesaver bracelet for […]

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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/ […]