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Disaster Capitalism with a Side of Ranch: COVID Test Price Gouging on the Prairie

The math is the math. We are all in mortal danger of getting the COVID-19 omicron variant for many reasons including terrible leadership, rampant misinformation, and people who won’t do their bare minimum part to stop the spread. Nebraska is just now hitting record highs, surpassing every past metric. Our hospitals are in a state […]

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The Pod

E70: Let’s talk about guns

E70: Let’s talk about guns As many of you know, our host Melody is also the executive director of Nebraskans Against Gun Violence. Let’s get into guns, Nebraska, and all the nonsense. Great research from Henry Cordes at OWH:Gun law shifted hundreds of gun cases from federal courts — at state taxpayer expense Omaha shows […]

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LPD misogyny The Patriarchy

Did LPD Retire a Hero or Hush Up a Sexual Assault?

Editors’ Note: We are color-coding names in this piece to help readers distinguish the different people mentioned. Update: A source close to this case has confirmed with Seeing Red that Joshua Atkinson is the officer who was accused of sexually assaulting a fellow police officer at LPD. He has been accused of sexually assaulting one […]

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Did the NRA and a Boston Investment Firm Bankroll the Bolsonaro Campaign?

When we first learned that two of far-right Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s sons, Eduardo and Carlos, were connected to a shooting club called 88 Tactical in Omaha, Nebraska, we started digging deeper into this relationship. We are a group of independent researchers trained in different fields of the humanities and social sciences and based in […]

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COVID-19

Beware of Scam COVID Test Companies that Are Now in Nebraska

Representatives from a company called Nationwide Covid Testing have been distributing flyers in Nebraska advertising free Covid tests that they will administer at your home by appointment. Some of the flyers were distributed to Lincoln residents who were waiting in the very long line–by some reports up to five hours–for drive-through testing at Gateway Mall. […]

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Fascism Insurrectionist Exorcisms

These are the Nebraskans who were at the insurrection on January 6, 2021

As you may recall, a cadre of white supremacists, conspiracy theorists, and insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol last January 6 in an effort to overturn the election and reinstall their authoritarian hero. These are some of the Nebraskans that were among them. If we missed anyone, please let us know. Brandon Straka To date, Brandon […]

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Legislature

Nebraskans are the Unicameral’s 2nd House – Make Your Voice Heard with Legislation in the New Year (2022)

Nebraskans are the Unicameral’s 2nd House – Make Your Voice Heard with Legislation in the New Year (2022) by Cindy Maxwell-Ostdiek, co-Founder of the Nebraska Legislative Study Group and Independent candidate for Nebraska Legislature, representing District 4 in west Omaha *Our Senators need to hear from everyday Nebraskans how the laws impact our lives and […]