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The Ricketts Strategy: Why make the rich prevent death now when you can just bleed the public for it later?

As the corona virus is spreading exponentially through Nebraska, one hot spot popping up after another, the rest of America is wondering why our governor is lifting our light social distancing restrictions instead of strengthening them. The answer is that he does not want his loyal corporate class to feel any pain when he can […]

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Peter’s Plague: A Story on Racist Scapegoating

We, here at Seeing Red are committed to continuing to watch Ricketts’ daily racially coded press conference so that you don’t have to. You’re welcome. It is absolutely detrimental to every viewer’s mental health, but we will gladly shoulder that burden so you don’t have to. Today he made it 32 full minutes before turning […]

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Gov. Ricketts Scapegoats Immigrant Workers for Viral Spread

Since Nebraska started seeing spikes in COVID-19 cases in rural communities, the governor has been shamelessly scapegoating our immigrant population, from blaming the outbreaks on a Quinceañera that occurred the same night as his friend Julie Slama’s state basketball party, to his latest suggestion at his press conferences that those who do not have English […]

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Early warning: it’s about to get a whole lot worse at Tecumseh

Today corrupt prison official Scott Frakes announced that another one of Pete Ricketts’s bad ideas will be taking over at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution. This new bad idea, warden Todd Wasmer, looks to be a perfect sadistic Moe to the fascist Larry and Curly of Frakes and Ricketts. The most alarming thing about this […]

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Fight Back (non violently) and Close American Concentration Camps

In Lincoln, we saw the first of what will hopefully be weekly actions protesting the fact that children are living in concentration camps at the US border.  We are asking Nebraskans to come together in front of places of worship around the state to protest until the practice of putting children and families in concentration […]

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Immigration Nebraska Politics

Erasing a Child in Omaha

The United States and Nebraska in particular are experiencing the moral equivalent of a psychotic break. We have lost our moorings. This month, a wave of bills is sweeping across the country, uplifting the human fetus as the object of ultimate moral performance. Republican officials, drunk on possibility, are racing to outperform each other in […]

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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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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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Immigration Nebraska Politics

“Suffer the Children” is Not an Immigration Policy

Editor’s Note: Reader submission by Gordon Hopkins   Her name is Phan Thi Kim Phúc. Do you know who she is? Perhaps not. If you are “of a certain age,” like myself, you have certainly seen her. Her image was every bit an icon of the early seventies as the bright yellow “smiley face” and […]

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Immigration Nebraska Politics

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 […]