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Category: Nebraska Politics

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 Open Letter to Congressman Fortenberry

1 month ago

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This an open letter to Congressman Jeff Fortenberry written by Seeing Red Guest Contributor George E. Wolf. George is a Professor Emeritus of the English Department at UNL, book review editor at Western American Literature, and a longtime Lincoln activist.     July 6, 2018 Dear Congressman Fortenberry: Thank you for sending me a soundtrack of…

Nebraska Women Put Their Feet on the Ground: Now it’s our turn

2 months ago

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As we have already pointed out, who runs the world? GIRLS! Now that we’re all danced out celebrating the primary victories of the female candidates we endorsed (we’re nothing if not modest here at Seeing Red), we want to take some time to talk about campaigning. Many of these amazing progressive candidates will have a…

I do not think this word means what you think it means, Senator Erdman

2 months ago

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State Senator Erdman’s latest attack on UNL in his “Straight Talk” column demonstrates once again that the Senator should not be spending his time attacking the state’s teachers but instead needs to be sent back to school.  Much of his criticism seems to be based upon his confusion over two words—censor and censure—that the Senator…