Point Blank

Well, I can't say I didn't see it coming.  The Republicans in the Senate, either afraid of the Tea Party or in league with that miserable mob of malcontents, have decided against all reason and decency to block former senator and army veteran Chuck Hagel's nomination as secretary of defense by demanding a 60-vote majority to confirm him.  
 


Vaccinations: public health vs public choice

Megan Wade ADVERTISING MANAGER The Washington Post’s Aug. 21, 2017 article titled, “Despite the measles outbreak, anti-vaccine activists in Minnesota refuse to back down” shows how...

UNO license plates give alumni a way to show pride

By Phil Brown  Opinion Editor Vanity and specialty license plates have always seemed a bit vain to me. I’ve always thought that they looked tacky and...

In wake of Baltimore, Omaha must exorcise its own demons

By Phil Brown, Reporter Nebraska is now the second most dangerous place in America to be black.    For a white student in a safe campus, it’s easy to forget...

The campus runway: what to wear to class

You may not see a spotlight or photographers snapping shots at every turn, but sometimes a college campus can feel more like a runway than anything else you've been through.


Crossroads parking in the dust, new option coming

By Richard Larson, Opinion Editor As the semester comes to a close, campus will see changes to parking in the fall.  Among these changes are the termination of the...

The end of empires

In 1989 when the Berlin Wall came down, the world celebrated the birth of a new order. For nearly 70 years, the Soviet Union dominated half of Europe and spread the ideology of totalitarian communism throughout the world. Its empire extended across the world, influencing governments through its military and diplomatic power in Africa, Asia and Central America.


Illegal death drug fiasco to be first imposition of Ricketts administration

Phil Brown OPINION EDITOR No governor in recent memory has drawn as much embarrassment on a national level to the state of Nebraska than Pete Ricketts....