Opinion Editorial: U.S. Arms Sales and Proxy Wars

Mariel Richter CONTRIBUTOR “To secure peace is to prepare for war,” sang Metallica in their famous 1990s “Don’t Tread on Me” song. To their credit,...

Organization offers anything but peace

Peace Corps volunteers are mostly optimistic young people who want to make a change in the world.  But some volunteers who wanted to change lives overseas have returned home with their lives changed for the worse.


Parking – Enough of the PR-safe “solutions,” as you park in your reserved stalls

By Richard Larson, Opinion Editor Ruffling feathers is a talent I’ve never been proud of, but it often brings a surge of realism to the voice of my...

Has Bachmann finally gone too far?

 

Like most Americans who don't actually live there, I don't think about Minnesota very often. I have a few relatives there, and I listen to Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" on occasion, but I'm not a Twins fan so the state doesn't usually cross my mind.  
Unless, of course, Michele Bachmann opens her mouth and makes sound come out. Then, I breathe a silent prayer of relief that, as dumb as my representative is, at least he isn't completely insane.

Obama’s gun orders infringe on nobody’s rights

By Jessica Wade CONTRIBUTOR “Hundreds of thousands of Americans have lost brothers and sisters or buried their own children. Many have had to learn to...

Victims of rape should be supported, not dismissed

Two weeks ago, at an Indiana Senate debate, Eric Turner, Republican state representative, delivered comments that angered many. While discussing an amendment to an anti-abortion bill that would allow women whose pregnancy is the result of rape or incest to undergo the procedure, he implied that women who want an abortion could simply lie about being a victim.


Dudley’s Pizza & Tavern: Mavericks deserve better

Staff Editorial As UNO’s influence on the Aksarben area continues to grow, Dudley’s Pizza & Tavern misses the mark for serving the UNO demographic. Recently, The...

Omaha made the right choice

Last Tuesday, while the rest of the nation was watching the president's State of the Union address, the city of Omaha headed to the voting booths to decide whether Mayor Jim Suttle should stay in office.  The final tally was very close - a margin of just two percent decided he should keep his job. There's a lesson there: if you don't think your vote counts, think again.