Were Super Bowl Groupon ads over the line?

About half of the people who watch the Super Bowl aren't watching it for the actual game. They're watching it for the commercials.


No easy answers in Arizona shooting

In the wake of the deadly shooting in Arizona, it's very tempting to take the easy way out by placing blame and restricting freedoms in the name of security.


Male-dominated sports need women’s divisions

Joel Northrup trained long and hard for the Iowa state championship in Des Moines. His record was 35-4 and his opponent was a freshman girl, Cassy Herkelman. The homeschooled Northrup decided to forfeit, stating it was inappropriate to wrestle a woman.


Texting and driving ban making no mark

Cell phone distractions account for an estimated 1.6 million automobile accidents annually, according to the National Safety Council. That's why Iowa and Nebraska initiated a "texting while driving" ban in July 2010. However, since the start of the ban fewer than 160 tickets or warnings have been written in Iowa and Nebraska, according to the Omaha World-Herald.


Choosing happiness: finding light in a dark situation

My homemade birthday hat was perched on the side of my head as I held a fake golden trophy in one hand and a microphone in the other. I knew I looked ridiculous, but the reason I was speaking in front of a crowd of people couldn't have been more serious.


Welcome to Nebraska; your papers please?

Arzona's controversial crackdown that bestowed greater powers and obligations upon local law enforcement officers to enforce immigration policy has prompted legislatures in at least 20 other states, including Nebraska, to consider similar measures.


Egypt and the American Empire

For 30 years, Hosni Mubarak ruled Egypt in a reign of oppression, censorship, brutality and torture. After 18 days of mass protests that included violent clashes with police, the Egyptian people toppled a dictator.


The limits of free speech

Kaylee Pierce CONTRIBUTOR We all have the right to free speech. We should feel free to speak our minds and stand up for what we believe...