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Why is Ricketts Duplicating Blood’s Efforts on Military Retirement?

2 months ago

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Governor Ricketts seems to like Senator Carol Blood’s work so much he is co-opting it as his own. Nebraska State Senator Carol Blood represents the Bellevue area. She considers the issues affecting military families to be among her top priorities. She has a great track record on this front, proposing several military family bills that…

“Suffer the Children” is Not an Immigration Policy

3 months ago

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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…

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

3 months 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

3 months 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…

Pat MeGroin–er, McPherson–Is a Handsy White Supremacist and Nebraska Deserves Better

4 months ago

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  Why don’t girls and women report the men who assault them? A 2003 case involving District 8 School Board Member Pat McPherson will tell you why. Here are some facts not in dispute: On February 7, 2003, Douglas County Election Commissioner and former Douglas County Republican Party Chair Pat McPherson and his friend, Omaha City…

Pete Ricketts’s Campaign Funding is Sad and Obscene

4 months 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

4 months 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…