The result is the election of Donald Trump, then Joe Biden, who struggle to gain broad national support, Michael Barone writes.
A World-Herald analysis found that none of lawmakers' redistricting plans would have changed the outcome of Nebraska's elections in 2020. But they would have narrowed, or padded, the margins.
Claims that the Supreme Court is insulated from partisan politics aren't credible at all, a Pulse writer says.
Nebraska lawmakers headed back to the negotiating tables Friday after Republicans failed to break a filibuster against their congressional redistricting plan.
A Pulse writer opposes a proposal to move Cass County into the 3rd Congressional District.
Both political parties have their own proposals for redrawing legislative and congressional district boundaries. Lawmakers are taking sides largely based on party affiliation.
The Legislature's Redistricting Committee decided to put out two redistricting plans for public comment, meaning Nebraskans will have a chance to weigh in on the merits and problems of each at public hearings set for next week.
Amid the spirited debate, we highlight some key observations for government officials and the public to keep in mind.
If new ideas are not allowed, then political homelessness will continue to rise and the country will be left in the hands of the most radicalized partisans.
Don't stoop to pettiness. And understand that if elected, you sometimes will have to tell "your people" what they don't want to hear.
Closing off Elmwood Park to vehicle traffic on Sundays would open up positive community opportunities, a Pulse writer says.
The Nebraska Legislature must once again be "a nonpartisan body where one’s political party affiliation is not a consideration in how one campaigns or how one votes," one Public Pulse writer says.
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'Those who imbibe in the toxic elixir of deceit are now finding each other and infecting society with a poison more subtle and dangerous than any virus or partisan activist.'
Nebraska's single-chamber, nonpartisan Legislature helps restrain partisan excesses seen in other states, an Omaha state senator writes.
Local government bodies, not the County Assessor/Register of Deeds Office, sets the property tax rates.
Nonpartisan primaries have value in Nebraska, and their use should be expanded to additional races, a Public Pulse writer says.
Secretary of State Bob Evnen said that Legal Marijuana Now Party has qualified as an official political party and that voters can register as members of the party.
The two parties aren't at war any longer over immense deficit spending. But mention Dr. Seuss, and the battle is on.
It's naive to think that corporations won't find ways to get around the proposed Biden corporate tax hike, a Pulse writer says.
We mustn't let ourselves be slaves to the tribe in making our political decisions.
"Disagreement between party members and an elected Republican party official is not unusual, but that disagreement is ordinarily communicated directly with the elected official, discussed and hopefully resolved. "
The importance of facts and of fair treatment for presidents. The call for national unity. These are among the topics on the minds of World-Herald readers.