Category Archives: Politics

Dear Congress: Fix our health care system

Dear Congress, You too President Obama. The latest study on the impact on health care costs should encourage you to do something for the people who elected you to office. The study, by the American Journal of Medicine, concludes that … Continue reading

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Pelosi- When the view gets cloudy

House  Speaker Nancy Pelosi isn’t the first politician who seems to have lost contact with reality. She’s just the latest who’s view of reality has been clouded by political expediency. Pelosi claims the CIA misled her about harsh interrogation techniques … Continue reading

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Red Cross report says detainees at CIA ‘black sites’ were tortured | csmonitor.com

Red Cross report says detainees at CIA ‘black sites’ were tortured | csmonitor.com The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) concluded in 2007 that US methods to extract information from prisoners at secret CIA jails as part of the … Continue reading

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More action needed on corruption cases

Did you happen to read this story? “HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — A Chinese court has handed a death sentence to Li Peiying, a former chairman of Capital Airports Holding Co., for bribery and embezzlement of more than 100 million yuan … Continue reading

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Wall Street: Take a lesson from Bevo and the Rio Redmen

In 1954, Rio Grande College’s Bevo Francis set the all-time single game scoring record in college basketball. He scored 113 points in a 40 minute regulation game against Hillsdale College of Michigan. Photo: Rio Grande University Archives Fifty-five years ago, … Continue reading

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Are Republicans digging a hole on the auto industry bailout?

It may be an  act of political suicide. A move by key Senate Republicans rejecting a $14 billion bailout for America’s Big Three automakers. Let me quote this LA Times article and fill in a few blanks based on a … Continue reading

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The world loves and hates America through “Remembering a Hero”

It’s stunning. A video uploaded to YouTube by a former University of Nebraska-Lincoln student last year. It  reveals how some people dislike the United States and the U.S. men and women who have died fighting in Iraq.  It’s not an … Continue reading

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Nebraska should prosecute those who threatened violence over Ayers

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln should seek prosecution of those who threatened violence over a schedule visit by former 1960’s radical William Ayers. Not to do so sends a message that threats of violent and a mob mentality are successful ways … Continue reading

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Oh GOP, Where for art thou?

Three days before the presidential election and another Republican is endorsing Barack Obama. Former Reagan chief of staff Ken Duberstein told CNN he intends to vote for Democrat Obama on Tuesday. Duberstein said he was influenced by another prominent Reagan … Continue reading

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Sarah “fancy pants” Palin

Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has given a new meaning to the term “fancy pants.” Fancy pantsuits, designer dresses, accessories, beauty makeovers and such. The self-proclaimed hockey mom is in the uncomfortable position of having to explain the $150,000 … Continue reading

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