Nebraska needs harsher DUI laws

You can change, rearrange, add on  or totally repeal the current laws concerning drunk driving in Nebraska. But if someone wants to drive drunk, he or she is going to do it. It's scary but true. No law can completely stop drunk driving.


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.


Limbaugh strikes again

It's pure irony when a hypocrite calls someone else a hypocrite. Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh recently attacked First Lady Michelle Obama for indulging in a meal of ribs at a Colorado resort.

And the Grammy goes to…

Last week's Grammy performances were exceptional, but not enough to distract from the surprises and snubs. A few top artists of the year didn't even take home a Grammy despite being nominated in several categories.


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.


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.


Energy drinks: pouring out secrets

Teens and young adults all over the United States are popping tabs to become rock stars, monsters or even red bulls with wings, hoping to perform at full throttle. This transformation comes in a can filled with a mysterious concoction, and you may be surprised by the ugly secrets poured out by researchers during the Mayo Clinic Proceedings last year.


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.