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 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    June 23, 2021

Straight Talk From Steve

Allow me to introduce you to a new organization called, the Consumption Tax Institute, Inc. The Consumption Tax Institute, Inc. is a new 501-C4 organization, which is putting together a strategy to pu...

 

Woke or Awakened? How?

The Woke Generation has the idea the truth is long absent, or at least such is implied on the public platform. There is this idea that history doesn’t tell the whole story. They might be right, in...

 
 By Bill Benson    Opinion    June 23, 2021

Juneteenth

You and I, and all others who claim American citizenship, now have reason to celebrate a new Federal holiday, Juneteenth, our 12th legal public holiday.  Last week, on Tuesday, June 15, the Senate...

 

The Bible and Homosexuality

God’s word, the Bible, is the source for all that is truth; what does it tell us about Homosexuality? Genesis !:27-28, God did not create homosexuality, men and women were meant to reproduce...

 

The Price of Freedom - Part 1

In my high school days, as a result of our debate team’s outstanding record, and other things, I was honored to receive invitations to speak at the Kiwanis Club, the Alaska Medical Association, the...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    June 16, 2021

Straight Talk From Steve

It is time for the State Board of Education to reject the newly proposed comprehensive sex education standards. These proposed standards are politically driven, have no legitimate basis in science,...

 

A Day as a Minute

A week ago, a few of us met. It is a tradition that started out of a need for support. We had been thrust into a chapter in life no parent wants to experience. In what still seems like a heartbeat,...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    June 16, 2021

Just For The Hail of It

I was talking with someone about the weather recently on a day ending with “Y”, which means such conversation is a daily occurrence for me. The person noted I’d been in the weather business 42...

 
 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

 

Writer Stands Against 'No Parking' Effort

In reference to the “No Parking” Approved article on June 2, 2021, I want to point out that truckers are a vital part of our local economy. Rather than make more rules to make their lives more difficult, it would seem a better approach would be t...

 

Personal Patriotism

“An informed patriotism is what we want… So, we’ve got to teach history based not on what’s in fashion but what’s important: Why the Pilgrims came here, who Jimmy Doolittle was, and what...

 

Monitoring or Censoring

President Trump’s criticism of news and commentary desks have quite possibly resulted in unintended results. Or did they? I try to be careful of rabbit trails, especially those that lead to dark...

 
 By David Bryan    Opinion    June 9, 2021

Vanity

Vanity of vanities, all is vanity!  What is the profit to a man in all his labor which he labors under the sun? These were the words of a man named Solomon who was King of Israel from 965-926 B.C....

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    June 9, 2021

Straight Talk With Steve

The first session of the 107th Legislature has come to an end…well, almost. There remains one matter yet to be resolved by the Unicameral Legislature this year. It is the matter of redistricting. On...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    June 9, 2021

Why I Oppose Abortion

You’ll be hard pressed to find someone more pro-life than I am. The wholesale slaughter of unborn children in our country is morally reprehensible and needs to stop. As a reader of my columns, you d...

 
 By Bill Benson    Opinion    June 9, 2021

Equations

How does one recognize great writing in a novel, a work of history, or a scientific treatise? The typical answers include: if it sells 5,000 copies, if it makes the “New York Times Best Seller...

 

The Evolution of Government

I have a confession to make. I dodged the draft during the Viet Nam war era. It was easy to do. All I had to do was call up the Navy recruiter in Anchorage, AK and say, “I want to enlist in the...

 

Memories of Other Places

I’ve been thinking of some of my “unexpected journeys” lately. I’ve been thinking how life can change when stepping out of the familiar and walking life’s path with a stranger. About 10...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    June 2, 2021

Made in China

In case you haven’t seen any news in the last two weeks, the notion that the Covid-19 virus escaped from a virus research laboratory in Wuhan, China, is no longer a fever dream only found in...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    June 2, 2021

Straight Talk With Steve: Overriding Vetos

Last week the Legislature voted to override Gov. Rickett’s vetoes on three bills: LB 108, LB 147 and LB 306. LB 108 and LB 306 expand Nebraska’s welfare benefits, while LB 147 requires the State t...

 
 By Pete Ricketts    Opinion    June 2, 2021

Reconnecting Nebraska

The coronavirus pandemic has been a long journey, but through it all Nebraskans have pulled together to keep people healthy.  On March 6, 2020, Nebraska reported its first positive case of the...

 
 By Adrian Smith    Opinion    June 2, 2021

Memorial Day

On Memorial Day we set aside time to honor and remember those who put on our nation's uniform and gave their lives in defense of our freedoms. The willingness of many to defend our borders, our...

 
 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 Adrian Smith    Opinion    May 26, 2021

A Day of Remembrance

On Memorial Day we set aside time to honor and remember those who put on our nation’s uniform and gave their lives in defense of our freedoms. The willingness of many to defend our borders, our...

 

Do You Think We Have a Problem?

“56% of Americans in 2021 have a “great deal of trust and confidence” on the military, down from 70% in 2018. 33% of Americans in 2021 have “a great deal of trust and confidence” in public...

 

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