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 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    May 12, 2021 

A Time for Hope

Sunday was confirmation day at one of the churches I co-pastor. Six young people stood before the congregation to denounce Satan, recite scripture, profess faith in Jesus Christ and join the church....

 
 By Bill Benson    Opinion    May 12, 2021 

Words to the Graduates

In recent days, an editor at the New York Times asked readers to send in their wise words that they try to live by. The best responses appeared in two Sunday editions in April. A few examples...

 

The Law vs Morality

Recently I was in a discussion on law enforcement and social morality as a general rule. It started with a sentence or two promoted on a social media platform, and took off in unexpected directions....

 
 By David Bryan    Opinion    May 12, 2021 

What Can We Do?

The day after my last editorial, I received an email from a couple who live in our city. They told me that they had read two of my editorials and that they thought that we were very much alike in our...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    May 12, 2021 

Straight Talk From Steve

Last week my consumption tax resolution was debated on the floor of the Legislature. LR11CA is my priority resolution for a constitutional amendment to repeal the income tax, property tax, sales tax a...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    May 5, 2021

What's Happening in Policing?

Police are being scrutinized, vilified and persecuted with intensity I don’t recall seeing before in my lifetime. The media have crafted a narrative that would have us believe cops are on the hunt...

 
 By David Bryan    Opinion    May 5, 2021

Addressing 'labels'

Recently, I have been tagged by someone who “knows me well,” as a conspiracy theorist. I’m not sure what that is but apparently it is someone who believes there is a conspiracy going on but he...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    May 5, 2021

Straight Talk From Steve

The rights guaranteed to us by the United States Constitution and the Nebraska State Constitution are currently under assault. A very factious and contentious spirit has arisen in our country and in...

 
 By Pete Ricketts    Opinion    May 5, 2021

Protecting Our Land and Water

Here in the Cornhusker State, agriculture and conservation go hand in hand. Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers are the original conservationists. Agricultural families in our state have been growing...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    April 28, 2021

Biden Announces Path to Destruction

President Joe Biden last week announced America will cut carbon emissions in the U.S. By 50 percent before the end of 2030. His comments drew thunderous applause from globalist leaders attending a...

 
 By Bill Benson    Opinion    April 28, 2021

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare passed away on April 23, 1616, at the age of 53, leaving behind some 39 plays that he wrote alone or assisted in writing, for his acting company, the Kings’ Men. Two others in...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    April 28, 2021

Straight Talk From Steve

LR 14 is Sen. Steve Halloran’s resolution calling for a convention of the states. Article V of the U.S. Constitution allows for states to call for a constitutional convention whenever two-thirds of...

 

Reliving History, Reluctantly or by Coercion?

“These are the times that try men’s souls; the summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    April 21, 2021

Are We Being Visited?

Until recently, to even mention you had seen a U.F.O. got you public and private ridicule and branded as some tinfoil-hat-wearing lunatic who read too many comic books and watched too many science...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    April 21, 2021

Straight Talk From Steve

My priority bill for this year has made its way out of committee and onto General File. LR 11CA is my resolution for a constitutional amendment to repeal the State income tax, the property tax, the...

 
 By Bill Benson    Opinion    April 14, 2021

What the Constitution Means to Me

“When I was fifteen years old, I traveled the country giving speeches about the Constitution at American Legion halls for prize money. This was a scheme invented by my mom, a debate coach, to help...

 

30x30 Lacks Constitutionality

What does the federal government’s 30X30 plan actually do? Today I would like to clarify what the 30X30 plan actually does and tell you why it is a very bad idea. On January 27, 2021 President Biden signed Executive Order #14008 entitled,...

 

Attorney General Offers Clarification

I am writing as a point of needed clarification. Over the preceding months, there have been repeated stories and letters to editors with incorrect understanding. Nebraska did not join the Texas election lawsuit last December. Nebraska joined an...

 

After Tragedy, Walk Carefully Toward Recovery

The local community, and Western Nebraska Community College’s Sidney aviation program specifically, was struck hard recently. Make no mistake. This will be a difficult journey. The aviation program...

 
 By David Bryan    Opinion    April 14, 2021

The Bible. What is it?

In 1976, I graduated from high school and was getting ready to go to a Christian college in Oklahoma. I grew up believing in God, church and the Bible and wanted to be a preacher and teacher of the Wo...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    April 14, 2021

Shining Truth on Lies

President Biden last week unveiled a number of executive orders he says will begin his effort to institute “common sense” gun regulations. In reality, his orders will do nothing to stop criminals...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    April 7, 2021

'30 x 30' Examined

On January 27 of this year, President Joe Biden signed an executive order called “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.” You can read it online, but direct your attention to Section 216...

 

Watching Easter Unfold

I remember the time when the Easter season meant the television media would overload viewers with visions of artificial green grass, the sound of clucking, colorful eggs and the camera panning to the...

 

Conducting a Eulogy for a Good Friend

I never thought I would see the day when America would follow in the steps of Nazi Germany when they burned “banned books” by the thousands. We haven’t quite reached that level of fanaticism...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    April 7, 2021

Straight Talk from Steve

Last week my priority bill for this year was voted out of committee. The Revenue Committee voted 6-2 to advance LR11CA to General File. LR11CA is my resolution for a constitutional amendment to repeal...

 

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