Category Archives: Politics

Kansas lawmaker’s immigration comments draw gasps

Kansas State Rep. Virgil Peck said he was just joking Monday. The Tyro Republican suggested it might be a good idea to control illegal immigration the way the feral hog population has been controlled — with hunters shooting from helicopters. … Continue reading

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Gov. Walker’s disingenuous war on America’s working class

The hypocritically ingenuous ploy of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to dismantle collective bargaining rights for public employees may be unraveling. The latest New York Times/CBS News poll indicates Americans oppose weakening the bargaining rights of public employee unions by a … Continue reading

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Isn’t it time to forgive Helen Thomas?

Really now. Isn’t it time to forgive Helen Thomas for her hasty comments last June? That’s when she was asked her thoughts about about Israel? If you know Helen Thomas, you may not believe her comments were an accurate reflection … Continue reading

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Murder for organs: Allegations target Kosovo leader

Let’s see what happens tomorrow. I just reviewed an investigative draft report By the Parliamentary Assembly Council of Europe (PACE).   PACE is a 47-nation group that investigates human rights issues. The organization’s draft investigative report alleges cases of humans who … Continue reading

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Mr. President: What’s going on?

Mom, wife, CFO and military veteran Velma Hart asked President Obama a powerful question at a CNBC town hall meeting Monday. “I’ve been told that I voted for a man who said he was going to change things in a … Continue reading

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Mark Kirk’s bad intelligence

Illinois Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk continues to explain  inaccurate statements about his military record. Rep. Kirk has now backtracked on three statements he made about his military record as a Naval intelligence officer. Were the statements embellished? Were they … Continue reading

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Inside the collapse

Don’t know if you saw this on CBS’ 60 Minutes last night.  It was  Steve Croft’s  interview with author Michael Lewis. Lewis explains,  in easy to understand detail, how some of Wall Street’s finest minds managed to destroy $1.75 trillion … Continue reading

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Kosovo and out

Prishtina, Kosovo: I am ending my two week teaching visit here and several images stay with me. The people I have met, the challenges and opportunities in Kosovo, my students. Thank you for this experience. The people I have met … Continue reading

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Back to Kosovo

Just touched down in Kosovo yesterday. Twenty-two hours from Lincoln, Neb. It’s my fifth lecturing visit to the Kosovo Institute of Journalism and Communication. KIJAC’s mission is to provide future journalists from Kosovo and the wider region with practical journalistic … Continue reading

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Kaiser survey: American health care benefits continue to erode

An annual survey released this week finds more American workers are seeing their health care benefits eroded. The Kaiser Family Foundation survey, released Tuesday, obtained in-depth responses from more than 2,000 private firms and non-federal public employers and echoes one … Continue reading

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