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Governor Death Slaughters Our Healthcare

Does Ricketts’s black market drug dealer carry Misoprostol? We are asking for 1 in 4 women that will need an abortion in their lifetime. When Texas defunded Planned Parenthood in 2011, teenage pregnancy went up, the self-induced abortion rate went up, and the maternal death rate doubled. Texas is now home to the highest maternal mortality rate […]

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Here is how we save Nebraska – RESIST LOCAL

Let’s talk, you and I. We’re both listening to the same podcasts and reading the same news stories. 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 it was a […]

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School Choice = Billionaire Welfare

Seeing Red has discussed school privatization and the doublespeak about “choice” that shrouds its true intent and purpose previously.  To put it plainly, couched in an argument of “choice” (see any irony here?) school privatization proponents argue that basically any choice a parent may have for their child’s education should be funded by taxpayer dollars […]

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WTF Andy Stebbing?

Early one morning last week as I was heading to work, I spotted a yard sign in my neighborhood that I could not for the life of me figure out.  ANDY STEBBING FOR TREASURER it said. Was this some kind of joke? A second court just ruled there was probable cause to move forward to […]

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Blue Wave in Nebraska – Except in North Platte

The deadline has come and gone. If you haven’t signed up to be a candidate, you’ve missed your chance unless you are personal friends with Governor Ricketts and he needs to fill a vacancy. Looking over the list of candidates for 2018, it’s incredible. People are stepping up all over the state and saying “Oh […]

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The Death Penalty: Or the questionable state of our state government

In January 2018, at the annual Walk for Life event, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Nebraska is a pro-life state. According to the Lincoln Journal Star, at this same event, Ricketts stated, “Our budget should reflect our values.” Our budget apparently reflects the values of illegally purchasing chemicals for use in lethal injection. On March […]

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The Future of Higher Education in Nebraska

Yesterday, we had a lot of people — from all across the state — turning out for “NU Advocacy Day.”  Some of them had never been to the State Capitol (or not since their sixth-grade field trip), and the group included students, faculty, and citizens all running around meeting with senators and talking about the […]