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 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    November 25, 2020 

The Pilgrim Experiment With 'Socialism'

Analysis of trends in American politics suggests more and more Americans are comfortable with socialism and seek its institution in the U.S. By definition socialism is recognized as an intermediary...

 

Even In This Time, Be Thankful

In any other year, kitchens are already looking like a war room preparing for the great day. Recipe books are retrieved and researched. Lists of foods to be brought by family and guests are closely...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    November 25, 2020 

Straight Talk from Steve

Thursday is Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a time for us to reflect on the many ways that God has blessed us throughout the year. While the year 2020 has been particularly hard on many of us due to...

 

Thanks for SRMC Response

To the editor: I want to start off by thanking all of the people who cared for me at the Sidney Regional Medical Center hospital.  I feel compelled to share my story.  As friends and other people say, you go to the Sidney hospital to die, even...

 

Correcting the Record

Dear Mr. Publisher: This is a clarification letter with regard to the Veteran’s booklet, inside cover, honoring James Minshall. This in no way indicates that your paper did something wrong, but the last part of the article referring to my Mother,...

 
 By Bill Benson    Opinion    November 25, 2020 

Pilgrims and Puritans

The first people to live in eastern Massachusetts were the Native Americans. A tribe called the Wampanoags lived on that rocky coast for perhaps 10,000 years. The Mayflower arrived at Plymouth Harbor...

 

Incomperable Hospitality

I grew up in the country – we were nestled deep in the woods. My grandparents lived 13 hours away and made the trip to see us maybe twice in all of my growing up years. My dad had a shotgun above th...

 

Giving Thanks in Adversity

It’s fitting to set aside time each year to express gratitude to God and to one another for the many blessings we enjoy. In seasons of peace and plenty, as well as in times of war and loss,...

 

Why Trump Had to Lose

Why is Donald Trump so hated by the elites of society and establishments in government and media? Because he had the audacity to disrupt planning that had been underway for decades. A great global...

 

Learning from Our Founding Fathers

I was looking through my bookshelves recently when I stumbled upon a book of quotes from Thomas Jefferson. “That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline...

 

Protect Our Hospitals

Sometimes the only way out is through.  That’s certainly true of the coronavirus pandemic.  We can’t stop this virus, but we can slow its spread.  Right now, there’s an urgent need for all...

 

What Must Happen Now

Half the country is happy. Half is furious. And the days ahead are not likely to change that because if there’s one thing all Americans hate, it’s waiting. The media over the weekend declared Joe...

 

Questions Still Remain

Late last week, I sketched out my view on the presidential election. Even as the keyboard was getting warm, I had this feeling that President Trump had one more card up his sleeve. Maybe it would be...

 

Gaza Strip

Only Palestinians live inside the Gaza Strip, a skinny stretch of flat coastal plain on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea, sandwiched between Egypt and Israel. Gaza is only 25 miles long,...

 

That Kind of Week

When I was a young girl and my dad didn’t like what we were doing he would say, “I’d rather slam my hand in a car door.” I think that happened this week. As we’ve all been awaiting the 2020...

 

A Vision of Nebraska's Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs creates a theme for Veterans Day each year.  For 2020, the theme is “Vision: Veterans in Focus.” It’s a reminder to remember the years of service and...

 

Straight Talk From Steve

Today (Wednesday) is Veterans Day. Our forefathers risked their lives in order to preserve our constitutional republic as well as the freedoms contained in our American Constitution. These principles...

 

Sen. Fischer Speaks on Justice Amy Comey Barrett

On Monday, Oct. 26, the Senate gave its consent to confirm Amy Comey Barrett as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. She is an excellent choice, and she will be a role model for young...

 

Platform or Publisher

If you missed the Senate hearings with the titans of Tech last week, you missed a classic Washington bleep-show. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey looked like an over-dedicated Civil War re-enactor....

 

Adventures on the Homefront

We have a dog, again. Or maybe better said is he has us. I used to smile at, maybe quietly question, people who had the “100 pound lap dog.” The examples I think of were probably 100 pounds or...

 

Columnist Offers Different View on Jewish History

Mr. Benson’s title presents itself as part of pamphlet from Arab propaganda, or from anti Jews, or from anti-Israel provocateurs, or from all three. In the first paragraph he continues an...

 

Consumption Tax

Over the course of the past several weeks I have been outlining the Nebraska Taxpayer Bill of Rights which will appear in Legislation I plan to introduce in January for a consumption tax. The consumpt...

 

Time to Choose

Voters will soon choose which of two flawed men will lead our nation the next four years. There are very strong feelings on both sides and no matter who wins, half the nation will be angry. Therein...

 

Keep Standing

There is no doubt that the 2020 election is upon us. It has reared its ugly head and I don’t think November 4th is going to calm anything down. Francis Shaeffer warned, “I believe the majority of...

 

A People Lost on the Journey

Of all times to be reminded of a bike ride, this one arrives just as the first real snow of the season is predicted. My last bike tour took place in my new backyard, sort of. It was a round trip tour...

 

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