Go Bobby

Bob Kerrey is a decorated war hero who has served Nebraska’s office as senator and governor, but this year he’s looking to connect with young people more than ever.

Same-sex marriage continues to be a major social issue in this election. Kerrey is definitely for same-sex partners, and he believes gays, lesbians and transsexuals are born that way. Kerrey went further and said, “Gay people are...

entered on 11/07/12 at 04:09 PM | read more »


The Dancing Classrooms of Omaha

Pierre Dulaine’s career is proof that a child who is introduced to the arts can be transformed, and this transformation can affect thousands of people around the world.

Dulaine is a professional dancer, now in his late 60s, and the founder of Dancing Classrooms, an international program that teaches ballroom dancing to school children worldwide, including thousands of students in Omaha. They...

entered on 11/06/12 at 09:42 AM | read more »


And the Winner Was…

I write this on the morning of Election Day 2012. By the time you read it in print or online, the election will be over and the final tallies will be tallied (hopefully, unless we go through the same month-long Florida nightmare that we suffered in 2000, which damned us with Bush 43, because that one had nothing to do with an actual election).

Try as I might, there was no budging Reader...

entered on 11/06/12 at 08:52 AM | read more »


2012 Endorsements

With 1,457 members according to its website, Voice Omaha is blazing a path for civic participation outside the normal two-party political system. They have notched a considerable political gain with their recent work on Omaha’s Equal Rights ordinance. The group’s mission is to be non-partisan and dedicated to creating a more inclusive, just, transparent, sustainable and culturally vibrant Omaha...

entered on 10/30/12 at 03:08 PM | read more »


The Company Phipps Keeps

How important could Douglas County be in next week’s election?

According to the New York Times “538 Blog,” there are 152 scenarios that could result in an electoral college tie in this year’s presidential election, effectively allowing the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to choose the next President.

The chances are slim, but they increase as the race tightens, raising...

entered on 10/30/12 at 03:06 PM | read more »


On the Wings of a Black Swan

As that big bastard of a storm named Sandy (and god damn the marketing “genius” at The Weather Channel who came up with the “Super Storm Sandy” moniker) curls its tail across the eastern seaboard leaving millions without power and with waterlogged toes, we sit comfortably here in Omaha with forecasts for warm, dry weather in the coming days and contemplate next Tuesday.

I’ve spent the good...

entered on 10/30/12 at 07:48 AM | read more »


Voto Por Mi Familia, I Vote for My Family

Here’s a pop quiz. How many people in north and south Omaha are registered to vote but don’t? Five thousand? Ten thousand? Or more than twenty-five thousand? If you guessed more than twenty-five thousand you would be right. Eight thousand of those non-voting 26,000 registered voters live in south Omaha, and the Heartland Workers Center will be on the streets and the phones trying to motivate...

entered on 10/29/12 at 09:28 PM | read more »


Reforming Corrupt Election Financing

To Fred Wertheimer, there is one thing Americans agree on, even in this polarized political climate. 

“All the polls shows that the public strongly objects to the role big money is now playing in American politics. The polling doesn’t show much difference between Democrats, Republicans, or independents,” he said. 

According to an Associated Press National Constitution Center Poll conducted...

entered on 10/23/12 at 09:29 AM | read more »


Page 21 of 61 pages « First  <  19 20 21 22 23 >  Last »


Terry’s Movement on Immigration

“Let me start with blending what I think will happen with where I am, personally.”

As comprehensive immigration reform ... more »


If You’re Not At The Table, You’re On The Menu

“In 2008 all eyes were on the Latino vote. That year we had 19.5 million registered Latinos that were active to vote,” ... more »


Public Hearing this Thursday on Election Commissioner Changes

Senator Sara Howard's LB 235 will have its public hearing this Thursday, February 14th at 1:30 in the Government, Military, ... more »


A Second Opinion

Calculations for the cost of extending Medicaid in Nebraska as a critical piece of the Affordable Care Act have been ... more »



Meet the Chief

First, a primer on how to pronounce “Schmaderer,” the new police chief’s last name: “SHMA’ der.” Rhymes with water. “Some ... more »


A State of Homelessness

As winter takes hold the number of homeless moving into shelters is on the rise. Winter is the toughest time of the year ... more »


Ganging Up

<p>Some of the community leaders behind the first South Omaha Violence and Intervention meeting.  </p> Alberto Gonzales didn’t enter the meeting room at the South Omaha Library on March 15 so much as the room opened up and ... more »


Police reviewing gun policy following school shooting

The Omaha Police Department is reviewing its gun policy for off-duty officers after Robert Butler Jr. used his father's ... more »