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Sasse is a Prick

Last Wednesday, I decided that I’d had enough with Senator Ben Sasse’s bullshit mountain after his attempt to tack an amendment onto the Senate’s economic stabilization package that he claimed “would fix the bill’s perverse incentive to increase unemployment.” Nebraska’s intransigent troglodyte in residence attempted to argue on the Senate’s floor that the rescue package […]

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The Nebraska Coronavirus Fairy Tale

Let me start out by saying in the clearest terms possible: WE ARE SEVERELY UNDERESTIMATING THE NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS CASES IN NEBRASKA. Everyone knows this, especially our leaders. And yet they are choosing to base their policy decisions on a deeply flawed measure. A test we are severely restricting the use of to very specific […]

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Expand Medicaid Now. No More Excuses.

Ok, we are just going to make this one super quick. If you tuned in to the Governor’s Costco ad, I mean press conference, on Wednesday and managed to make it through the CEO of Costco’s talk (whyyyyyyyy) without turning it off, you may have noticed that someone finally asked the Governor about Medicaid expansion. […]

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Governor Ricketts “Asses” the State

This accurate screen shot was from about a year and ten days ago when Nebraska was in the midst of another crisis, the devastating floods of 2019. It popped up in my digital memories on March 14 and I have been trying to write this article ever since, but things have been …. wild. As […]

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State Senators Can’t Phone It In

There are many jobs in our society that the last couple of weeks have shown us can be done from the comfort of our homes, often in our pajamas. State Senator isn’t one of them. The government of this state is asking all of us to do our parts to slow the spread of COVID-19. […]

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The Time is Always Right to Do the Right Thing

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. This piece also appeared in the Lancaster Democratic Party March 2020 Newsletter. “The time is always right to do the right thing.” –Rev. Martin […]

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It’s time to end natural hair discrimination at work

Summertime was the time I felt most uncomfortable about my hair, because when I switched to the predominantly white school district of Bellevue Public Schools, it was the first time I was going to almost exclusively majority white neighborhood pools. It’s where I have one of my earliest memories of playing the PoC game – […]

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So Why Does Governor Needles Want His Favorite Veterinarian on the Board of Health?

Could former senator John Kuehn be the way Ricketts procured fentanyl for the state’s most recent execution?

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Wonder how the Kochs are going to monetize your kids?

By guest contributor Jennifer Juhl Jarrell I’m waving my hands in the air from Kansas, jumping up and down, and calling out, “This is everything!” Because it is. People of Nebraska, I am here to tell you that once vouchers slither into your state, they will consume your excellent public education system over time. You […]

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John Keuhn and Another Nazi Connection

The Legislature is expected to soon debate and vote on John Keuhn for an appointment on the Nebraska Board of Health. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and see why Keuhn is another attempt by the governor to block healthcare access to Nebraskans.  Pete Ricketts has been blocking healthcare for Nebraskans as a #1 […]