With the spotlight on Joe Biden’s selection of Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, it’s a good time to revisit the role of the vice president — and point out that the VP selection process is a mess.
Joe Biden won’t be showing up in Milwaukee for the Democratic Convention. At this writing it’s uncertain where Donald Trump will be delivering his acceptance speech. Without the customary galas, this presidential campaign will be the equivalent of a birthday celebration without a cake.
"National politics has kidnapped the American psyche, reached into our souls and left fingerprints of paranoia and tribalism."
Wind energy is crucial to Nebraska’s economic growth. We are fortunate to live in a state that has demonstrated real leadership in the expansion of wind power through pro-growth tax policies and removing regulatory barriers to wind development. Nebraska is on the right path, and given our re…
In choosing U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, Joe Biden picked the running mate who best meets the main requirements for a successful vice presidential nominee, fits the explicit conditions he established and can help the ticket win.
Among that sad subset of people whose hobby over the last few months has been speculating about Joe Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris of California was always in the lead. There’s a reason for that: She checks all the boxes.
Despite the Omaha area’s recent rise in coronavirus cases, most Omaha area school districts are planning on holding in-person classes. This is not safe. My children are enrolled in the Bellevue Public Schools, which are fully reopening, and what’s worse, fully reopening without adequate safe…
COVID-19 is getting old — particularly for employees who’ve been working from home for months.
On Aug. 14, 1935, President Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. This was a major turning point for our country. It helped us come back from the Great Depression and lifted millions of older Americans out of poverty.
Thanks to generous tax breaks for wind and solar power, renewable energy producers are reaping huge profits. But the subsidies come at the expense of taxpayers, and they’re pushing conventional power plants into premature retirement, which is threatening the reliability of the electric system.
As Nebraska legislators worked to pass a “grand compromise” regarding property tax relief, business tax breaks and funding for a future University of Nebraska project, many in the body, including some who would ultimately vote for the measure, expressed significant concerns about the state’s…
Shopkeepers and volunteers were sweeping up Monday after an overnight looting rampage through downtown Chicago’s ritziest addresses. More than 100 people were arrested and 13 police officers injured, police said.
"After the Omaha race riots of 1969, a bleak landscape and limited opportunity took my brilliant single mother of five young children to San Diego."
The virus known as the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) causes the disease now called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Currently, diagnostic testing of the sick or COVID-19-exposed people relies primarily on a technique known as the polymerase chain reaction (…
Gov. Jim Pillen's proposal for K-12 aid in Nebraska showed an ability to be bold and open-minded in trying to solve one of the state's big challenges.
Ronnie Green, University of Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor, is planning to retire from the job he has held since 2016. He deserves thanks for his commitment to the university and his adopted state.
The Pillen administration won't say who has applied to fill the Sasse seat after the governor makes the appointment. Delaying that information is a snub to Nebraska citizens and open government.
Should the law do more to punish lying about elections? Careful: Such proposals can curtail legitimate speech and give the government power it’s likely to misuse.
It’s easy to blame QAnon, ridiculous conspiracy theories and the "big lie," but America has never had a fully stable relationship with the facts
At first glance, Priscilla Villarreal is not a particularly empathetic figure. Not to most conservatives, anyway.
"We have no choice but to make hard decisions," Oklahoma Rep. Kevin Hern recently said. He leads the Republican Study Committee, a group of more than 160 Republican lawmakers that recently called for making cuts in Social Security.
Public money does not belong in private schools, Pulse writer says.
Pulse writer would like to build more public confidence in private gun ownership.
Pulse writer wonders about the proper training of police officers in the wake of the beating death of Tyre Nichols.