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 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    January 13, 2021 

The Silencing

The storming of the nation’s capitol was not only illegal and reprehensible, but the extent of damage done to the maintenance of a viable democracy is not yet known. That afternoon did more to...

 

Control Lost

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, the American people should have heard reports of the Electoral College votes being verified and shouts of excitement and probably protest. Let’s face it. No matter who won. The...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    January 13, 2021 

Straight Talk from Steve

The 107th Legislative Session has now begun. I will continue to serve on the Appropriations Committee, and strive to bring common sense to how we spend your money. This year I will be introducing a...

 

For You, They Signed

My cowpokes and I have been reading a book called For You They Signed: The Spiritual Heritage of Those Who Shaped Our Nation by Marilyn Boyer for our character study. The day after the electoral colle...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    January 6, 2021

Your Papers Please

After months of misleading or outright lying to the American people about the COVID-19 virus, public officials and the media are expressing alarm and concern about the number of Americans who say...

 

What's Next

About a year ago, press conferences and news reports were grabbing everyone’s attention. Politicians and health experts were lining up to explain a crisis. A new virus was detected. It was quickly...

 
 By Bill Benson    Opinion    January 6, 2021

Beau Miles

It is summer-time in Australia. While scrolling though YouTube in recent days, I came across a most unusual character from “Down Under.” Story-teller extraordinaire, adventurer, and filmmaker, Bea...

 

A Year of Choices

We’re about to put 2020 in the rearview mirror. Most seem eager to do so as it’s been a year of significant challenges. A year ago we had record-low unemployment, a flourishing economy, relative...

 

Hanukkah

During this season of Hanukkah and Christmas, friends and acquaintances have asked me to explain Hanukkah to them. I’m happy to help them understand the holiday. A recent, highly publicized...

 

That's Life

Almost 12 months ago, when I flipped the calendar to 2020, I had visions of getting better at what I do, finding time for some things I don’t do enough and, as I told a friend as a goal or...

 

Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year

Christmas and New Year’s Day are welcome opportunities to slow down, connect with loved ones, and look forward to 2021. As we approach the year’s end, I am thankful for the many sacrifices...

 

Merry Christmas

As the world gets more complex, many question the relevance of Jesus Christ to our world. After all, he was born more than 2,000 years ago, they point out. His world and life experiences were nothing...

 

On This Christmas

There was a time we would already be hiding presents, guarding the tree from the family pet and double-checking our list of guests and what they will be bringing to the feast of all feasts. We would b...

 

The Kolyma Highway

The Kolyma Highway begins at the port of Magadan on Russia’s Pacific Ocean, heads north some distance, but then veers to the west, and ends at Yakutsk, a city of 311,000 people, deep in a Siberian...

 

Protecting Students from Scammers

America is fortunate to have an excellent higher education system, and is home to many of the world’s greatest and most prestigious universities. During any given year, nearly 20 million Americans...

 

Living Out the Dash

I absolutely love making homemade Christmas gifts. I enjoy praying over the person who will receive the gift. This year I jumped on the crazy train and decided I was going to give my family a present...

 

A Christmas Letter

Christmas is our nation’s first federal holiday. Christmas was first declared as a national holiday back in 1789. Since this time there has been an unbroken history of official acknowledgement of...

 

Successfully Slowing the Spread

Nebraskans are known for common sense, tenacity, and grit. When faced with a major challenge, we don’t panic or abandon core principles and long-standing traditions. Instead, we pull together to do...

 

The Agenda

This is my last column about globalist agendas unless readers request more. To review, this is NOT conspiracy theory. Most of what I describe is out in the open for anyone to read on the World...

 

Selective History

“Whoever shall introduce into public affairs the principles of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world.” “As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of who you particularly desire, I...

 

Straight Talk From Steve

We are finally getting some good news about the coronavirus. The number of hospitalizations in Nebraska declined last week and both Moderna and Pfizer are beginning to send out vaccinations. Because...

 

Commonsense Health Care

When I meet with hospitals and health care providers around Nebraska, both prior to and during the current pandemic, the impact of unnecessary regulations on their ability to provide care in rural are...

 

More About the Great Reset

Last week I said I’d write more on the coming Great Reset if readers requested it. You did. So here’s more. We can learn a lot about the Great Reset by reading its own material. It’s right...

 

I'll Be Grumpy With You

As much as I would love to write about the tyrannical measures of the lockdowns, the overreach of government, the uselessness of masks, the election fraud and the absolute absurd idea that a vaccine i...

 

Making a Difference

I watched part of a video recently that was both enlightening and heart-felt. It was one of those events where the mall or major retail store looks typical with shoppers buying and grazing and...

 

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