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 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    June 22, 2022 

Entrepreneurship in Nebraska

I always enjoy visiting with Nebraskans and seeing the exciting developments happening across our state. As part of a recent state work period, I had the chance to spend the day in Hastings and...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    June 15, 2022

Update on the Safe Connections Act

 Your cell phone number is tied to countless aspects of your daily life. If you are like me, you have had the same number for a decade or more. Your family and friends all know how to reach you...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    May 25, 2022

Living The Pledge of Duty, Honor, Courage

"Duty, honor, country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.  They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    May 18, 2022

National Police Week

May 11 to May 16 was National Police Week. It’s an opportunity to show our gratitude and appreciation to the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep our people and communities safe....

 
 By Deb Fischer    Community    May 11, 2022

Fairness in The Cattle Market

As Nebraskans know well, we are the beef state. We have every segment of the supply chain from cow-calf producers, to backgrounders, to large and small feed yards and also three of the four big packer...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    April 27, 2022

Nebraska's Great Outdoors

 As the weather warms up this spring and summer, thousands of Nebraskans are planning to visit our state’s many national treasures and other historic sites. From Homestead National Historic Park...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    April 13, 2022

At Nebraska Fish Fries, All Are Welcome

For many Nebraskans, Lent means two things: a time for personal reflection, and a time for weekly fish fries.  My daughter-in-law comes from a big Catholic family who have called Omaha home for...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    April 6, 2022

Putting American Security First

As we mark one month since Putin began his invasion of Ukraine, keeping America safe is our priority. In just one month, Putin has displaced millions of Ukrainians from their homes, killed thousands...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    March 9, 2022

Ukraine Crisis Demands We Reevaluate Our Approach to Dealing with Putin

On Thursday, February 24, the world awoke to news that Russia had invaded Ukraine. Vladimir Putin launched attacks from land, air, and sea. By the next day, Russian forces had reached the outskirts... Full story

 

The March for Life

In August 2020, our nation marked the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification, which gave women the right to vote. This was the final victory in a decades-long struggle by these...

 

A Day that Continues to Live in Infamy

When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, World War II was already raging in Europe. It had begun more than two years earlier, after Hitler invaded Poland in 1939. And just months before...

 

Happy Thanksgiving

In September 1620, the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, bound for the New World. The ship’s 102 passengers and 30 crew members – an eclectic mix of religious families fleeing...

 

Sky-High Energy Prices

While President Biden was criss-crossing Europe, Americans have been watching inflation spiral out of control. The cost of electricity has surged to the highest level in decades, and it’s expected...

 

Hope for a Cure

During the month of October, Americans from across the country come together to raise awareness about a disease that will affect one in eight U.S. women at some point in their lives: breast cancer....

 

Answers on Afghanistan

The withdrawal from Afghanistan is the biggest U.S. foreign policy blunder in decades. We left hundreds of American citizens and thousands of our Afghan allies at the mercy of the Taliban, the same...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    August 18, 2021

Democrats' Reckless Spending Plan

The U.S. Senate recently voted on a massive, $3.5 trillion spending measure that has a lot in common with the most extreme parts of today’s Democratic Party: It is radical, reckless, and has no...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    July 28, 2021

More Choices and Cleaner Fuel at the Pump

As we emerge from the pandemic and the economy begins to rebound, I’m focused on ensuring the industries that provide Nebraska jobs can continue to grow and thrive. The ethanol industry is one of...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    June 9, 2021

Flag Day

Each year on June 14, Americans celebrate one of the most iconic symbols of freedom the world has ever known: the American flag. We didn’t pick this date by accident. On the same day in 1777, the... Full story

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    June 2, 2021

The Highest Virtures of Men and Citizens

Memorial Day began in the years after the Civil War, when it was originally called “Decoration Day.” At the first official celebration of this holiday in 1868, then-Congressman James A. Garfield,...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    May 19, 2021

The Highest Virtues of Men and Citizens

Memorial Day began in the years after the Civil War, when it was originally called “Decoration Day.” At the first official celebration of this holiday in 1868, then-Congressman James A. Garfield,...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    March 31, 2021

Advancing Telehealth

I know I am not the first person to say that the pandemic has changed many things about our daily lives. In some cases, such as mask-wearing and social distancing, these changes are temporary and...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    March 17, 2021

The Remarkable Life of Andy Hoffman

I first met Andy Hoffman at a chili cook off in Butte, Nebraska, in October of 2004. I was running for my first term in the Nebraska Legislature. I was walking from group to group, talking with the...

 

The Safe Connections Act

COVID-19 brought with it many new challenges, including furloughs, unemployment, and hospitals struggling to keep up with surges of new patients. We all hear about those things every day. But you may...

 

Nebraska's Future Leaders

Nebraska’s high school seniors have a lot to look forward to in 2021. Years of hard work in the classroom have led up to the college applications that many of them submitted last fall, and now, all...

 

Protecting Students from Scammers

America is fortunate to have an excellent higher education system, and is home to many of the world’s greatest and most prestigious universities. During any given year, nearly 20 million Americans...

 

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