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Straight Talk From Steve

Liberty is worth fighting and dying for. Benjamin Franklin once said, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” In...

 

Community

The question was posed recently of “what do you like about Sidney?” As a relative newcomer — I was reminded recently I’m losing the “odor” of a recent arrival — I decided to offer my...

 

Is It Time to Part Ways?

Not very long ago, anyone speaking about the dissolution of the United States of America into smaller, independent nations was thought to be a fool, conspiracy theorist or stupid. But since 2016, and...

 

Now What!

There is no shadow of a doubt in my mind that President Joe Biden should be impeached as a result of the mishandling of the Afghanistan withdrawal. He and his top dogs in the cabinet are trying to...

 

Straight Talk From Steve

On August 9th President Joe Biden went before the camera and blamed 80 million unvaccinated Americans for the persistent spreading of the coronavirus and mandated that all federal employees, save the...

 

Picking A Place In Time

Several years ago, there was an Adam Sandler movie called “Click.” On the surface it was the perfect story line. An executive acquired what looks like a generic remote control that can be...

 

20 Years Later

On September 11, 2001, the United States of America was changed forever. The world watched and held its breath as terrorists attacked our nation. In New York City, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon,...

 

Is This The End?

I’m seeing things happen in America today that point to the end of the republic as envisioned by our founders. Collectivists have assumed control of the government, education system, media,...

 

The Road to 9-11

During the 1990’s, the Clinton administration received sufficient warnings that Osama bin Laden’s terrorist organization, al-Qaeda, intended to continue to carry out attacks upon U. S. citizens...

 

Visiting with Nebraskans

With summer coming to a close, I have been spending my time visiting with Nebraskans and traveling our state. The conversations I have at meetings, community events, round-table discussions, and...

 

This is Not Taught

These days a certain segment in our political arena is hell bent on centralizing more and more power into the federal government. They are using end runs hoping the common citizen does not see it....

 

Victory Over the School Board

In case you haven’t heard the news, the Nebraska State Board of Education voted 5-1 on Friday to indefinitely postpone development of their new health education standards. Voting in favor of the...

 

The Sept. 11 Phone Call

I was interim editor at a nearby newspaper about 20 years ago. I approached the office each day with the goal of turning out the best paper I could with the resources I had, staff and technology. On...

 

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Dear Editor: September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This is a time for each of us to reach out to those around us and take steps to prevent suicide. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s theme for the month is...

 

Remembering 9/11, Renewing Our Patriotism

Twenty years ago, the United States suffered the terrorist attacks of 9/11.  No one old enough to remember that day will ever forget it.  It was surreal to watch the Twin Towers collapse...

 

The Message and Consequences

I’ll leave it to other pundits to speak about the utter ineptitude and disastrous incompetence demonstrated by American leaders in regards to Afghanistan. There will be investigations, hearings and...

 

Afghanistan

The United States departed Afghanistan on August 31, after almost twenty years of nation-building, the most recent foreign power to surrender that harsh, cold, Himalayan terrain, “the graveyard of e...

 

What a Mess

I’m reading some news stories of the day when I am reminded of a bike ride I took several years ago. I was a rookie in many respects, and in comparison to the two guys I hoped to ride with. On this...

 

Family Thanks Community for Search Effort

To The Editor, This goes out to the wonderful people of this community. How do we ever thank you enough? You took time out of your already busy day to help find Roger, and you did not quit until he was found. What an awesome community and beyond we...

 

Straight Talk from Steve

How well informed are you? Do you get all of the news or only snippets of the news? Unfortunately, keeping up with all of the news today is like taking on a second full-time job. Few of us have the...

 

Strengthening Energy Reliability and Independence

Energy reliability and independence are pillars of our country’s national security.  A reliable power grid has helped our nation build the world’s largest economy, and our focus on developing...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    August 25, 2021

Channel the Outrage for Good

It’s difficult to write about events in Afghanistan because the situation is fluid. I write this column on weekends and with things in Kabul changing on a daily basis, the news we all get is ever...

 

Straight Talk From Steve

The cancel culture runs strong in America today. The cancel culture seeks to destroy anyone who dissents from the political agenda of the Left. For instance, after My Pillow founder, Mike Lindell,...

 

Standing Up for Life

 In the next year, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to make its most important decision regarding abortion law and states’ rights in over a quarter-century.  The Court’s ruling could overturn...

 

I Will Not Apologize

I’ve held off as long I could before writing this article, and I will not apologize. For the second time in my life I feel ashamed of my nation’s government, both Democrat and Republican, and I...

 

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