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This is what a successful presidency looks like!
In 6 years under President Barack Obama, we have made incredible progress as a country. The President saved the auto industry; brought our dependence on foreign oil and domestic emissions to historic lows; and stopped health insurance costs from ballooning out of control. Often in the face of incredible obstruction, the President has continued to fight for us and lead us forward.
For several years before the 2014 election cycle, an informal coalition of Democrats and moderate Republicans held the balance of power in the officially non-partisan Unicameral. That informal coalition was able to stop bad legislation such as then Governor Dave Heineman’s effort to finance the elimination of the state income tax by raising taxes on farmers, students, senior citizens, the ill and small businesses. On the other hand, that same coalition – over Heineman’s veto – was able to pass… Continue reading
The new GOP led Congress is off to an awful start. There is no other way to describe it. The continuing gridlock and dysfunction I predicted last year as a candidate for Congress has materialized in ways that nobody anticipated. One of the most disturbing trends has been the seeming indifference to national security on the part of the new GOP majority.
Earlier this month, all of the Nebraska Republican members of Congress voted to shutdown the Department of Homeland… Continue reading
Disenfranchisement has residuals: Hopelessness, crime, violence and reduced tax contribution. North Omaha is a community of vast disenfranchised poverty. If you reduce poverty in north Omaha you will increase the hopes of many, reduce crime and violence, reduce the cost related to policing the community and increase the flow of taxes among many other positive effects to north Omaha stakeholders.
For over two decades now, deep storage tunnels, and what the tunneling industry calls combined sewer overflow (CSO) interceptor systems have formed… Continue reading
The State Central Committee of the Nebraska Democratic Party (NDP) has voted to hold Presidential nominating caucuses on March 5, 2016. This decision will once again make Nebraska Democrats relevant in the Presidential nominating process. The caucus date that was selected was the earliest possible date that could’ve been selected by the NDP. Our caucuses will follow on the heels of the first four nominating contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina.
Nebraska Democrats made history when they held caucuses… Continue reading
When the Republicans asked voters for control of the Congress in the 2014 campaign, they claimed they would keep America safe and end the gridlock in Washington. Mitch McConnell told the voters that if the GOP were to obtain control of Congress: “There is no possibility of a government shutdown.” Shortly after the election the incoming Senate Majority Leader laid out the prime goal of the new GOP led Congress: “I don’t want the American people to think that if they add a Republican… Continue reading
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Declaring this the time to “crack every last glass ceiling,” Hillary Rodham Clinton advocated forcefully here Tuesday for greater economic mobility for women and said she hopes to lead a divided nation into a “warm purple space” of compromise.
Clinton’s appearance before 5,000 female leaders in the heart of Silicon Valley’s technology industry left no doubt that she will run for president again. The overwhelming favorite for the 2016 Democratic nomination, Clinton said that she would announce her… Continue reading
Returning The GOP TO Power To Reduce Inequality Would Be Like Bringing Back Bill Callahan To Coach The Nebraska Football Team
For years, the Republicans have been predicting that President Obama’s policies will cause “Armageddon” and even make the U.S. “cease to exist.” However, the economy took off in 2014 and had it’s best performance since 1999. Over 3 million jobs were created and the economy seems poised for even better gains in 2015 and 2016.
The Republicans initially responded to this good news by trying to claim credit for the improved economic performance. Those claims were laughable since the… Continue reading
At the time the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, John Boehner contended that passage of health reform was “Armageddon” because the law will “ruin our country.” More recently and closer to home, Ben Sasse in his campaign announcement in 2013 predicted that: “If the Affordable Care Act survives, America will cease to exist.” How have those apocalyptic predictions of doom held up? Has the Affordable Care Act ruined our great country or… Continue reading
President Obama has been subject to an unprecedented torrent of abuse from his detractors since he emerged on the national scene. His enemies have called him every name in the book and they (at times) have even stooped to attack his children. One of the most misleading (and ignorant) epithets that has been hurled at Obama is that he is a “socialist.” Just what is socialism? What do real socialists make of President Obama? And what do… Continue reading
While many State Senators in both parties are praising Governor Ricketts’ out reach and interpersonal skills, there have been many disturbing developments that call into question his very competence to do his job. Already, Ricketts has provided misleading information regarding state taxes in his State of the State speech, blown up the budget for his own office and is paying a lobbyist for a foreign corporation out of his own pocket to serve as a senior adviser.
Ricketts got off to… Continue reading
So-Called “Small Government” Conservative Republicans Propose To Use Big Government To Take Away Peoples’ Freedom And Liberty
One thing we commonly hear from conservative Republicans are claims that they support freedom, liberty and smaller government. As usual, there is a vast gap between the claims made by conservatives and reality. A good example of this vast gap can be found in several bills in the Unicameral that have been proposed by so-called “small government” conservatives that would actually take away freedom from thousands of Nebraskans.
One of the most egregious big government bills being proposed by extreme… Continue reading
National security is back in the news in light of the recent and tragic terrorist attack in Paris. Once again, the Republicans are playing their rancid, hyper-partisan blame games by attempting to convince the voters that somehow President Obama is responsible for these attacks. (Imagine the outrage from the right if the Democrats had tried to turn the 13 embassy attacks during the Bush Administration into a political football?) This pathetic attempt by the GOP to blame Obama for… Continue reading
The Senate map is the Democrats’ friend in the 2016 cycle. They are defending only 10 seats, while Republicans have two dozen to hold. But wait, it gets better. Seven of those 24 Republican seats are in states that President Obama won not once but twice: Florida, Illinois, Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
One of the most misleading and pernicious myths in American politics today is that the Republicans are fiscal conservatives and the Democrats are fiscally irresponsible. That false perception originated with a statement made in the 1930s by FDR adviser and confidant Harry Hopkins who said that Democrats were going to: “Tax and tax, spend and spend, elect and elect.” There has been a lot of water under the bridge since Hopkins made that statement and modern history clearly… Continue reading