POSTED: Aug 07, 2012, 02:44 PM
Posted In: News, TransCanada pipeline, election
The election season is here and we think its time for New Energy.
The TransCanada pipeline has been a key issue in our state for over two years and yet it is rare to find a candidate talking about the safeguards we still need to protect our land, water and air. Wind and solar power are loved by most Nebraskans and yet political leaders have yet to pass any real goals for sustainable energy in our public-power state.
CONTINUE: Be a New Energy Voter »
POSTED: Jan 20, 2012, 11:58 AM
Posted In: News, Citizens United, Elections, Business
It's the two year anniversary of the Citizens United v FEC decision that has sent us down the rabbit hole.
I read today that an independent, national poll of small business owners reports that 66% believe that the Supreme Court's decision in the Citizen's United vs FEC two years ago hurts small companies, and 88% hold a negative view of the role money plays in politics. Those are big numbers folks, but as a small business person, I'm not surprised.
CONTINUE: Black is White, Up is Down and Money is Speech »
POSTED: Jan 05, 2012, 12:27 PM
Posted In: News, Cartoon, 2012, Election
Neal's first cartoon of the new year!
CONTINUE: Neal Obermeyer Cartoon: It's Safe Now »
POSTED: Jan 03, 2012, 10:59 AM
Posted In: News, 2012, Elections, Iowa
I've left the Bold office for a couple days to follow the Iowa caucus on the ground. Yesterday, was packed with candidates flooding in on the eve of the caucus. Here's what we know so far: it's a three-way dead heat with many who are still unsure. Traveling with a former Bold intern, we made our way into Des Moines and instantly headed into the Marriott Hotel where Ron Paul was holding a rally.
Mr. Paul ended up providing the most substance of all the candidates we encountered today. The room was packed, but it is likely that there were just as many reporters and crew as there were supporters. The demographic was very broad with a strong showing from those 25 year old and under. These youths, however, seemed very skewed towards high school students instead of recent college graduates. Their main agenda was drug legalization, and they didn't seem to care about too much else.
CONTINUE: On Tour in the Iowa Caucus »
POSTED: Dec 26, 2011, 03:04 PM
Posted In: News, Roundup, 2012, Elections
The NEGOP only has one wish for Christmas this year. The question is did they make Santa's naughty or nice list this year?:
CONTINUE: Neal Obermeyer Cartoon: One Christmas Wish »
POSTED: Oct 14, 2011, 03:20 PM
Posted In: News, Cartoon, 2012, Elections
So far, Neal hasn't been impressed with the candidates coming from the Big O:
CONTINUE: Neal Obermeyer Cartoon: Rubber Stamps »
POSTED: Aug 16, 2011, 06:06 PM
Posted In: News, Elected Officials, 2012, Elections, Kids
Update, 5:45pm, August 16: Jon Bruning personally dropped off some sleeping bags today at the Bold office. Actions matter. We also added a new drop-off location in Omaha where you can drop-off a sleeping bag. And, we created an Amazon wish-list so you can just buy one from your computer and ship it to our office. We will be collecting sleeping bags until the end of September.
CONTINUE: My Challenge to Bruning »
POSTED: Jul 15, 2011, 02:48 PM
Posted In: News, Elections, 2012
The NE GOP, astroturf Americans for Prosperity (funded by the infamous Koch brothers), and national far-right talking heads have been hyping up the demise of Nelson’s career. They claim his vote for health care reform will be his downfall.
This quarter’s new fundraising numbers tell a different story. It’s clear that Sen. Ben Nelson is winning the fundraising race by a landslide. The only GOP candidate who’s close to Nelson is “Wrong Way” Jon Bruning.
CONTINUE: Ben Nelson, the Senator who Lived »
POSTED: Jun 28, 2011, 11:51 AM
Posted In: News, Elections, 2012
Deb Fischer thinks she’s the gal who can best defend Nebraska values in Washington, DC. She’s not a career politician. She’ll protect landowners. She won’t raise taxes. She’s going to find all the terrorists! Seriously, these are her campaign promises. They’re so dubious, all we can say is that there’s something fishy about Deb Fischer.
Let’s take her proclamations apart one by one. First of all, you can’t claim that you’re not a career politician when you’ve served 21 years in elected office as a school board member and as a state senator. When everyone around the state capitol knows you’re one of the governor’s favorites, you’re a career politician.
CONTINUE: There's Something Fishy about Deb Fischer »
POSTED: Mar 10, 2011, 02:48 PM
Posted In: News, Elected Officials, Unicameral, Health, Elections
We all hated when our little brothers or sisters would copy everything we did growing up. You know, when you started wearing the "Frankie Says" shirt, they had to go get one. Well, turns out a few of our State Senators never grew out of their copy catting days.
These copy catting state senators represent the fringe of conservative ideology. It's one thing to be a fiscal conservative. It's a totally different thing to be on the fringe and to push those ideals in our unicameral.
CONTINUE: Copy Catters and Vote Deniers (updates) »