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 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    January 19, 2022 

Boom!

In the southwest Pacific Ocean, the Hunga Tonga volcano erupted on Saturday. This ordinarily wouldn’t be a big news story because the same volcano erupted in 2009, 2014 and has been rumbling since D...

 

Present Shock, Lulled to Sleep

I’m not sure if it is age, or seeing some of the lessons in classrooms past. It impresses me that some of my high school and college history classes went against modern perception, telling accounts...

 

Not Right

Here’s a short story to illustrate a dangerous trend being foisted on America. Hesitatingly he walked into the Java Shoppe. His downcast eyes refused to make contact with the patrons. Trying not to...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    January 19, 2022 

Straight Talk From Steve: ARPA Funds

Nebraska’s economy has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic better than any other state in the Union. According to Politico’s State Pandemic Response Scorecard, Nebraska’s economy ranks first in the...

 

Alex Haley and 'Roots'

Roots, the television miniseries, aired over eight nights, from Sunday, January 23, through Sunday, January 30, in 1977, forty-five years ago. It proved wildly successful, despite ABC executives...

 

An Announcement

Change is a constant in life, and I have news of a big change in mine. But first, some backstory is in order. In 1990, my lovely new bride and I fled Minnesota to start a life together in the Black...

 

Walking With Your Eyes Open

On a trip to Central America several years ago, the group I was with was encouraged to be careful giving money to panhandlers and beggars. A little background. For as dysfunctional as American...

 

The Art of Forensics

News outlets – newspapers, radio and TV – sometimes use a rather fancy and greatly misunderstood word when they speak of the presentation of evidence. That word is “forensics.” We’ve heard...

 

'Delta Dawn'

Hello, Sidney Sun Readers!  Looking for new this New Year?  Deltas are triangular.  This one has equal sides. Proverbs 4:7 tells us to get wisdom, get knowledge, and with all our getting get...

 

Straight Talk From Steve:

The second session of the 107th Legislature has already begun and new bills are now being introduced. Although new bills may only be introduced within the first ten legislative days of the session, I...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    January 5, 2022

Have The Courage to Stand Your Ground

We live in a time of incredible hostility. Hatred can be expressed openly without consequences, provided such animosity is directed at the right group or person. The internet and social media have...

 

Looking to the Future

It’s that time of year when trash cans have digested their diet of Christmas wrapping paper, and now is the time for poets to write the soothing rhymes of what we want in a perfect world. The very...

 

For the Leyton Community's Consideration:

Recently, selected members of the Leyton School Community received a letter concerning the upcoming recall vote of Rol Rushman & Suzy Ernest titled “Know Before You Vote.” Although the letter was unsigned and had no return address, it bears a ver...

 

Table of Grace Thanks Supporters

We have surpassed our matching grant goal of $20,000 by almost $35,000! We would like to thank the following businesses and all the individuals, too numerous to list, for your donations to the Table of Grace. May God bless you all in 2022! Aflac-...

 

Insurrection on the Capitol: Jan. 6, 2021

Donald Trump lost the 2020 election on November 3, 2020. Although some 74.2 million voters voted for him, 81.2 voted for Biden, a difference of over 7.0 million. Then, Biden won 306 electoral votes to...

 

Therapeutics for COVID-19

In my July 10, 2020 article I wrote about the use of certain therapeutic re-purposed prescription drugs for the treatment of COVID-19 symptoms. I especially talked about the potential benefits of...

 

Growing Nebraska: A Year in Review

If you’ve read my weekly columns, tuned into a press conference, or heard me speak before, you are no stranger to my guiding vision for the state: growing Nebraska.   It’s been the mission of my...

 

Times They Are A Changing

Let’s start the New Year by reaching into the past. As we look ahead into 2022 I’m reminded of a 1960’s Bob Dylan song: “The Times They Are A Changing.” Dylan tended to be a bit morbid with...

 

Calm Before The Storm

This is the calm before the storm. The second session of the 107th Legislature is about to convene. This year the legislative session will start on January 5 and will go into the month of April. This...

 

When Holidays are Not So Bright

There are certain stages in life that are tender, even extremely sensitive. Marriage, the birth of a child, tenderly caressing an infant as he sleeps on your chest, and saying goodbye when moving...

 

Happy New Year

The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is under attack from the Socialist Marxist left wing of the political party currently in the majority in our national government. Our...

 

Looking Back and Ahead

A new year is almost upon us. The holiday affords time to reflect on the past year and contemplate what lies ahead. For me, I suspect like most, 2021 had both high and low points. My freelance...

 

Perspective

The common people were oppressed. An authoritarian central government passed laws and levied taxes without regard for their impact on everyday working folks who were looked down on in disdain....

 

Merry Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner from the time this article hits the street. Hopefully this Christmas will be merry and bright for you and your family, in spite of the chaos that has hit our...

 

Christmas Is For Giving

Christmas is the season for giving. Long ago when the magi came to visit the baby Jesus at that very first Christmas, they bestowed upon him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. While these may...

 

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