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Category: Nebraska Politics

The Western Nebraska Senator Ignoring the First Amendment and Shilling for Big Oil

4 days ago

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  Man, we wish Tom Brewer were the leader many voters had hoped. He’s the only Native American senator in the legislature. He knows the horror of violence, having been shot multiple times in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, instead of working to decrease gun violence or address inequality in the state, he is taking oil industry money,…

Just Grab ‘Em In the Posse

5 days ago

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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…

Pete Ricketts’s Campaign Funding is Sad and Obscene

2 weeks ago

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You should check out donations to Pete Ricketts’s campaign(s) for governor of Nebraska. Don’t bother with his run for U.S. Senate–on which he spent $12 million of his own money. Just look at who has been giving money to Pete Ricketts so that he can maintain control over the little fiefdom we call Nebraska. First–a…

The Candidates Ricketts Bought

2 weeks ago

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Governor Pete Ricketts has stacked the deck against Nebraska, pouring over $263,774.00 into his purchased candidates. The table below shows all the races we researched, along with how much their opponent received from Pete Ricketts. If there are races we missed, let us know! Nebraska is not the Ricketts’ family fiefdom. Race Seeing Red Endorsement Opponent How…

Let’s be Frank(ing) Violations

2 weeks ago

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We started Seeing Red Nebraska because we noticed a rising trend of Nebraska GOP politicians lying to the media. Those lies frequently went unchecked and repeated without any real context straight to the public narrative. We saw that trend continue tonight on 10/11 News.   Let’s be Frank(ing) In their report of Dr. Reyn Archer’s…

Something Smells in Jeff Fortenberry’s Office

2 weeks ago

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“Why do men feel threatened by women?” I asked a male friend of mine… “I mean,” I said, “men are bigger, most of the time, they can run faster, strangle better, and they have on average a lot more money and power.” “They’re afraid women will laugh at them,” he said. “Undercut their world view.”…

Millard School Board Candidate Mike Kennedy’s Hateful Rhetoric

3 weeks ago

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I’ll preface this article with a disclaimer: I am not a resident of the Millard School District. I am, however, a citizen of the State of Nebraska and, perhaps more significantly, a citizen of the world.  I am doing my best to raise my children to be thoughtful, kind, and introspective, and to be respectful…

Our Lady Crush on Machaela Cavanaugh (LD6 Endorsement)

3 weeks ago

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Today, we’re going to share with you one of our many lady crushes on Nebraska’s ballot: Machaela Cavanaugh. In District 6, Cavanaugh is running against Ricketts’ appointee Theresa Thibodeau for a seat in the legislature representing central/West-Central Omaha (LD6).  And folks, Nebraska needs Cavanaugh and we announce our endorsement today.  She is dedicated to the…