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Nebraska Deem & Pass? LB 1110 Proved Shenanigans Not Limited to D.C.

Posted by Shellinda As a couple of Americans who have spent too much time focused on Washington, D.C. and not enough within our state (but making an effort to change this), we wonder whether the maneuvers regarding a certain piece of legislation introduced last session is common practice in the Nebraska Unicameral. We suspect it […] Continue reading

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Deserving of Darts: Lincoln City Council & Mayor

The City of Lincoln, Nebraska is in debt and recently took on an arena project that will cost much more than the $300 million+ projected. Mayor Chris Beutler and the City Council, despite these facts, have painted themselves into corners and are hard pressed to resist demands for all services to remain in place. Continue reading

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GiN Whine List First Honorees: The Green Shirts

The City of Lincoln budget has been in trouble year after year. One of the reasons is the very loud folks who show up at every turn to demanding that every city program remain in place. Grassroots in Nebraska has a new feature: The Whine List. Some recent attendees of a City Council meeting are a first “honorees”. Continue reading

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A Republic If You Can Keep It

The story goes that Benjamin Franklin was approached by a woman as he left the Constitutional Convention (1, 2). She asked, “What have you given us?” Franklin is said to have replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.” This exchange was common knowledge 50 years or so ago, as commonly taught to schoolchildren as […] Continue reading

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GiN Series Refuting the Flawed July 4th Article on the Founders

We’ve recently posted a series inspired by a Lincoln Journal Star on July 4 entitled
“Whose side are the Founding Fathers on?”

Part One: “The Founding? Move Along Folks, Nothing to See There. Onward Progress!”
Part one points out that the author of the LJS article attempts to appear […] Continue reading

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Slave to Revisionism

Editor’s note: This article is the final installment (for now) in a series “inspired” by a July 4 piece in the Lincoln Journal Star (title noted below). Click here for a full list of titles in the series.

Whatever the Founders’ reasons, slavery’s omission from the political agenda remains a shameful spot on our nation’s founding, […] Continue reading

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Ignorance is Bliss? No. Ignorance is Ignorance.

“More than 200 years later, we’re still trying to nail down who exactly these men were and what exactly they believed.”

Upon reading this line from Micah Mertes’ article “Whose Side are the Founders On?” in the July 4th edition of the Lincoln Journal Star, I wanted to ask a few questions of my own.  […] Continue reading

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Charity By Any Other Name Does Not Smell as Sweet

Next legislative session, a coalition of churches will ask Nebraska state senators to reinstate prenatal services for unborn children in all low-income families, including those here illegally. In the meantime, the member churches intend to educate their congregations about the moral implications of providing this care. As a Christian, I agree we have a […] Continue reading

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Lincoln Journal Star Article on February 19 Sovereignty Hearing Requires Commments

The Lincoln Journal Star carried an article about the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee hearing that was held on Friday entitled “Bill Would Give Voice to States’ Rights”.
This article requires parsing and needs to be commented on by those who support the Constitution and a return to a truly Federalist Republic.
Before presenting an analysis […] Continue reading

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