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|Looking for College Funds? Beware of the Scammers and Greenwashers!
The fossil fuel development industry has no shame when it comes to promoting their agenda. They will exploit every human need to feed their greed. A cornerstone of their strategy has always been ...
|Five Reasons for Not Filing Your Taxes with a Tax Prep Service
If you take your taxes to a tax-in-the-box service, beware. I'm talking about those retail outlets in strip malls and department stores that are part of national chains. It doesn't matter which one ...
|How to Talk to Your Uncle Larry about KXL
Our home sits on the Ogallala Aquifer. All our water - for drinking, bathing, cooking and irrigating our gardens - comes from our well. Everyone who visits says we have the most delicious water ...
|Nebraska Swears in Racist Pig and Accused Child Molester as Newest State Board of Education Member
Nebraska State Education Board Member Pat McPherson is the founder of a rabidly anti-Obama screamingly radical right wing blog called (and I'm not making this up) the "Objective Conservative" . On ...
|The Most Unusual US Senate Candidate in America
Ever hear of a US senate candidate who doesn't take money from ANY business groups, special interest organizations or lobbyists? Not even those from his own state? Me either. How about one who ...
|Mama, My Hero Didn’t Grow up to Be a Cowboy, He Grew Up to be a Farmer
Saturday, Sept 27 I attended the Harvest The Hope Concert nine miles north of Neligh, Nebraska. This wasn’t any ordinary music concert. It was a benefit headlined by none other than Neil Young ...
|Next Year, I'm Just Sending Todd Palin a card
Leg surgery in Omaha today. Couldn't resist. Maybe a new trend for those of us who can? Remember, the Palins LOVE publicity. Let's give it to 'em!
|Here's Your Chance to Help a Guy Who Saved the World
You know how the KXL pipeline has been called “Game Over” for climate change? That’s because if it goes through, burning the tar sands oil it would carry would put so much carbon in the air ...
|The Shortest Diary You'll Read Today
Tea Party darling and Obamacare's arch-enemy in Nebraska, Ben Sasse, is running for US Senate. To create an image of himself as humane and likable, he just posted a video about his wife's aneurysm ...
|Christmas Pipe Dreams
So on Christmas day this year we found ourselves sitting in a hot tub in Glacier, WA talking to a nice guy named Hugh from Alberta, Canada, who turned out to be a contractor to Keystone XL as a ...
|I am a Red State Climate Activist and So Can You
We spend a lot of time trying to right all the wrongs on this planet. We look outside our own troubled, stressful, turbulent and demanding lives and worry about all the things that legitimately ...
|Enough Already with the Flag-Waving on September 11th
My little brother's wife, Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas, died on United Airlines Flight 93 when it crashed in a Pennsylvania field on September 11, 2001. When I see photos of the memorial erected there,
|How to Increase US Voter Turnout
Voting is a right, but it's also a process. Many people are baffled by the process, and find it easier to just skip it. Here's one solution: Make sure that kids are taught how to vote! If we ...
|It's Time to Re-Examine the Second Amendment
A year ago I was Skyping frequently with my friend Yuki in Japan preceding her long-planned extended visit to the US. On one of those calls she said, "I am so scared. My friends tell me: 'You ...
|Not Dead Yet: Nebraska's Ongoing Fight over the Keystone XL Pipeline
Many people think the issue is over and the pipeline is defeated, but it is far from it.
|Lincoln vs FDR: Thanksgiving Red & Blue
Even Thanksgiving Day has been politicized. But it didn't happen recently.
|They Have More Than a Latino Problem
"We have a Latino problem that just cost us the election," Republican strategist Michael Murphy told NBC's Brian Williams last night. This statement rivals Karl Rove's late-night futile whining ...
|Please Support Bob Kerrey, Because There are Starving Liberals in Nebraska
Yes, I've been donating money, making phone calls and knocking on doors for local Dem candidates. But I've also been donating and calling all over the country for other Democrats, including ...
|Climate Change Deniers: How They Think and How We Should Think About Them
Do you know a fanatically religious person? An alcoholic? A rabid nationalist (sometimes erroneously called a patriot)? A person with an addiction of any type? Do you yourself fit in one of ...
|Wake up, American Women!!
Ever since Mitt Romney's 10/3 debate win translated to a lead in the opinion polls, I've been wondering who all those fickle Americans could be. After all, America has been watching this race for ...
|Mitt Romney Makes Jim Backus Look Good
They say you can't spell "Romney" without "money". I say you can't spell it without "moron".
|Somebody, Please Make this Website!
The short answer to anyone who complains about Obamacare is: Did you get your check yet? Have you cashed it? It would be great if we had a website about this welcome phenomenon: millions of ...
|I Just Paid for Dick Cheney’s New Heart, Now Who Will Pay for My Daughter’s?
The Affordable Care Act (ACA or "Obamacare") ended the insurance industry’s cynical practice of denying coverage to people with pre-existing medical conditions. As soon as that provision of the ...
|Clarence Thomas Must Go. Seriously?
Of course he must go. And of course he won't. Getting rid of lackluster scum on the governmental payroll takes the kind of commitment and ruthlessness only evident in the right wing of American ...
|As a 9/11 Family Member, I am Not Celebrating
A death, any death, is never a cause for celebration. As a 9/11 family member I am relieved and grateful for the closure. But I’m not celebrating. I simply hope that for once, the result of ...
|How to Stop the Mortenson Smear
I am going to donate $5 to the Central Asia Institute every time I hear something negative about Greg Mortenson's work. Not because I believe ...
|You’ve Got to be Carefully Taught
In this year’s sixth-grade tolerance education class here in rural red-state Nebraska, I took a bold new step: I invited a Muslim-American in to speak. His goal was not to give dawah ...
|One Nation, in Dementia
I am actually more disillusioned now than I was during the Bush II years, because these days we are supposed to have the so-called adults in charge. During the Bush years it was HELL, but at ...
|The Media that Isn't
A lot has been said about the role our media has chosen to play in informing Americans. It seems that much of what we get on the news anymore is more focused on adding drama to our lives than it is ...
|When the Media Misses the Message
We all know that on January 8, 2011 Christina Taylor Green tragically became the latest poster child for the wrongness of violence. It has been irresistible to the national media to draw out the ...
|What are they afraid of?
A Muslim Community Center is being built near Ground Zero. O.M.G. This cannot be happening. This community center will include not just a mosque but performance space, community-event rooms, ...
Remember in the bad old days of the Bush years when just holding a sign criticizing the president's policies was unpatriotic and got you put in a free speech zone, on the terrorist watch list or ...
|Feeling vs. Thinking
My formerly Republican brother recently wrote this to me: I honestly don't get how people vote Republican anymore. I just don't get it. They take obstructionist cave man views on everything; it's ...
|Ode to Media Whores
I composed this poem in honor of Tiger Woods' mistresses, who seem to have the self-pride and opportunism of a Jerry Springer Show guest. Can we be done with Tiger's personal life and all the women ...
|What's Wrong and What's Right
Real life everyday people like Dick Cheney and an unemployed man in rural Nebraska illustrate what is still wrong, but what is also very right in America today.
|Buy a Pair for your Democratic Senator or Congressman for a mere $28 (+ shipping & handling)
My husband found this story in the oddest of places: it was included in a daily update email he gets from Charles Schwab regarding investment status. Apparently, a British clothing manufacturer ...
|I'm From Nebraska, Please Don't Hate Me
When our local county Democratic party tried to march with Senator Ben Nelson's (D-NE) campaign in a rural parade in the summer of 2004, we were asked by his aides not to. In fact, they insisted ...
|Warship is Inappropriate Use of WTC Scrap
A statement by the group September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows on this week's commemoration of the warship the USS New York.
|Learn as You Yearn (to be Doing Something Else)
Ever have a tedious phone meeting to endure? Ever get caught with your brain on another topic during one of these things? Meeting Chair: So, NM, what do you think? NM: I think I really need a ...
|Speechless in the School Zone
Actions like allowing parents to opt out on a presidential speech to children appear to be innocuous, but are not. They set the table for bad manners and a poor diet. And so they should be ...
| Adequate, Affordable Public Health Care is Pro-Life and Pro National Security.
Denying my family the choice of buying the public option is a moral, social, economic and national security travesty. The best way to get public health care is to pose it as a national Defense or ...
|Inciting Murder of Individuals and Economies
Why O'Reilly and radical right religious leaders are WRONG when they claim they are not responsible for inciting individual action.
|FEMA: Still doing a heckuva job
A FEMA coloring book that depicts scenes of various disasters including the WTC being struck was recently pulled from their Web site. The coloring book, titled “A Scary Thing Happened,” ...
|The End of Peak Popcorn
Kids Say the Darndest Things! But what they don't know can hurt them.
|You call yourself a teacher?
A letter from a concerned parent to her daughter's 6th grade social studies ...
|The Stim and the Falling Star
Even GOP diehards who live around me would have resented the tone of Jindal's rebuttal, but still, they accept his rhetoric. Here's how to address their claims.
|Fighting Ignorance One Person at a Time
We are obligated to educate others. Let's start in the US.
|What the Obama Inauguration Means to Me
Yes, anyone can become the US president, and this makes a great deal of difference to today's American parents.
|AND We Get a Seat at the Table
Obama isn't even in the job yet, and he's already doing what other presidents have taken most of their first year to do. Or in the case of many, never did at all. This really feels good!
More Than Race Won The Race and More than Hope will Make the ...
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