Lincoln hate crime unites communities against intolerance

On July 26, more than 1,000 candles illuminated Omaha's Memorial Park in support of a Lincoln woman who was victim to a heinous hate crime.


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.

Dreams deserve dignity, not deportation

One of the pressing issues facing the presidential candidates this election is how they will handle the nation's immigration problems.


See, I told you so

Sometimes I really hate being right.


Pressure builds for presidential campaign

This year's presidential campaign season is reaching a fever pitch as President Obama and Mitt Romney continue to ramp up their attack strategies. Obama continues to criticize Romney as a crooked capitalist and a friend of the wealthy, using his influence with Bain Capital and big business to make millions at the expense of the middle class. Romney, for his part, has responded by criticizing just about everything there is to the Obama administration, from taxes and jobs to foreign policy, border security, education and social issues.
 


Fairness irrelevant to Penn State penalties

Last month the NCAA announced unprecedented sanctions against Penn State and the Nittany Lions, including a $60 million fine and a 4-year postseason ban in response to the child sexual abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.  
 


SB 1070 steals presidential election spotlight

With national attention focused on the upcoming presidential election, it is difficult for anyone other than Barack Obama or Mitt Romney to win media coverage. That has changed, at least since last week, as the Supreme Court shares in some of the lime light. Before recessing for the summer, the Court handed down rulings on several important matters. The two most anticipated and controversial rulings came last Monday and Thursday, when the Supreme Court ruled on the Arizona immigration law SB 1070 and the Affordable Care Act, respectively.


No, I won’t be “eatin’ mor chickn”

Bellevue's new Chick-fil-A is currently under construction, just a mile or so from where I live (as the crow flies). There's been much excitement building ever since the news broke several months ago. People really like their chicken, and apparently there's real demand for fried chicken sandwiches served six days a week.