Commentary

What are taxpayers spending for those ‘free’ COVID-19 tests? The government won’t say.

BY: - February 14, 2022

The four free COVID-19 rapid tests President Joe Biden promised in December for every American household have begun arriving in earnest in mailboxes and on doorsteps. A surge of COVID infections spurred wide demand for over-the-counter antigen tests during the holidays: Clinics were overwhelmed with people seeking tests, and the few off-the-shelf brands were nearly […]

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Opinion: Don’t taint Supreme Court nominee with stigma of affirmative action

BY: - February 8, 2022

The distorted misinformation about affirmative action is once again raising its ugly head around the potential nomination of a Black woman to the U.S. Supreme Court. Before any qualified, likely overqualified, Black woman is nominated for the Supreme Court, her reputation is being tainted by the notion that the only reason she is being considered […]

Biden sending more troops to Eastern Europe: 3 key issues behind the decision

BY: , and - February 4, 2022

President Joe Biden announced on Feb. 2, 2022, that the U.S. is sending several thousand military personnel to assist NATO allies in Europe, as a massive Russian troop buildup threatens to violate Ukraine’s sovereignty. An estimated 2,000 U.S. troops are heading from the U.S. to Poland and Romania, which both border Ukraine. The remainder of […]

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Mis- and disinformation: Threats to Nebraska’s economy, health and safety

BY: - January 31, 2022

As partisan polarization deepens within the United States, Americans are increasingly failing to agree not only on policy, but upon what’s true. At the heart of this matter lies the spread of false narratives, which accelerates (and is cultivated by) partisan divides. The circulation of misleading information has sown national discord by warping once-unifying issues […]

Yizker bikher books commemorate Holocaust deaths – but also celebrate Jewish communities’ life

BY: - January 27, 2022

Each year on Jan. 27, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp complex in Poland, an International Day of Commemoration memorializes the victims of the Holocaust. This somber day focuses on the destruction the Nazis and their collaborators inflicted on Jewish communities throughout Europe. But there is another way to honor those 6 […]

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Vaccine mandates have always faced resistance and saved lives

BY: - January 25, 2022

We continue to live in such a world where emotion and fear distract our rational inclination to survive. A world where organizations and individuals without any medical, legal, or financial responsibility for outcomes use fear and emotion to detract millions from using an effective survival tool.