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Wind for Sale

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Nebraskans have a long history with wind energy development.  As pioneers, many farmers and ranchers tapped into Nebraska’s high wind potential by capturing the wind with small chargers for energy purposes.  Other farmers, such as my own family, put up windmills to help pump water for livestock, drinking, and even laundry.   Because the State Legisature passed LB […]
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. "Hyde"eman

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When it comes to state aid for education, Dave Heineman can’t seem to agree with Dave Heineman. The Lincoln Journal Star recently revealed the governor’s Jekyll and Hyde problem. During last year’s special legislative session, the governor suggested cutting state aid for education. But when his new gubernatorial opponent Mike Meister recently suggested that he […]
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Fahleson Tries to Protect Heineman

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Mark Fahleson, the Nebraska Republican Party Chair, does his best to defend Governor Heineman in today’s Omaha World-Herald. It is his job as the party Chair to do as much, so I give it up to Fahleson for giving it a good college try. Fahleson is responding to several articles, including one from Richard Fellman, […]
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What do Tort Reform and Abortion have in Common?

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Omaha lawyer Patrick Runge answers that question and sheds even more light on the debate over Nebraska’s restrictive abortion bill in his Alternet post “Nebraska’s Abortion Notification Bill is Stillborn.” Nebraska’s LB 594 created a list of procedures and screenings that doctors providing abortions in the state must comply with. The bill also sets up […]
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Sen Ben Nelson Statement on Wall Street Reform

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Wall Street reform passed the Senate today, 60-39. Nebraska’s own Senator Ben Nelson voted for reform and protecting Main Street America from predatory practices that caused the financial collapse of 2008. We look forward to a financial system that has better consumer protections and sheds light on $600 trillion derivatives market. We’ll let Senator Nelson […]
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Farmers Support Wall Street Reform

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The conservative Wall Street Journal ran a one-sided article on farmers and derivatives that is full of half truths.  While there is no question farmers and ranchers use the commodity market to thrive, what they need is a stable market.  The current commodity market could hardly be called stable–mostly because of deregulation, but conservatives don’t like […]
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Wednesday Wimp

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We know the middle of the workweek can be a drag (is it the weekend YET?).  Well we refuse to let hump-day get us down.  As part of our mission to promote bold politics and politicians, Bold Nebraska will call out our wimp of the week every Wednesday, henceforth to be known as “Wimp Wednesday.” […]
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Breaking: Nelson Voting For Wall Street Reform

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Bold Nebraska learned that Senator Nelson will vote YES on the Wall Street Reform bill which may be headed to a vote in the US Senate as early as Friday. Nelson joins Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill who are standing up to Wall Street and demanding strong regulations that ensure consumers and small businesses […]
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Hello and Welcome to a Very BOLD New Site

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We believe politics matter… President Abraham Lincoln, a progressive Republican, signed into law the Homestead Act in 1862 opening the door to home ownership and marking a clear role for good government.  Daniel Freeman, was the first American to apply for land under the act.  Freeman was politically active and engaged in the developing public school […]
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