Deb Fischer has been Nebraska’s U.S. Senator for six years now and is running for a second term. Actually, she’s running in the primary seeking the right to run for that second term. She didn’t draw a “bye” in the primary, unlike U.S. Representative Jeff Fortenberry. On the contrary, she’s being primaried by a total […]
I spent a bit of time recently researching the various Republican primary candidates challenging Senator Deb Fischer for the U.S. Senate seat she currently occupies. In the process, I couldn’t resist revisiting some vintage GiN. And when I say that, I’m not talking about a dusty bottle of an adult beverage, but articles that were […]
Where you live, your day-to-day experience gained through interacting with your physical environment, influences your political viewpoint. The Founders realized this. When the Electoral College was born through compromise in … Full article
During my lifetime, I've heard more criticisms of the Electoral College than praise. The foaming-at-the-mouth version following Election 2000, while unforgettable to those of us old enough to recall it, was not the first time … Full article
GiN has a number of widely read articles about the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline project, which has become an entirely polarized issue. If you're looking for facts and information, our series of articles are well researched and include references … read more
Supporters of LB577, the bill that would expand Medicaid in Nebraska, argue that expansion will result in an economic boom due to the infusion of approximately $3.5 billion in “free” federal tax dollars. Specifically, they predict at least $700 million annually in new economic activity, which could finance at least 10,000 new jobs annually, from […]
Back on January 17, 2013, I published an article here at the GiN website entitled “NE Medicaid Expansion: The Race is On.” I followed up with an entire series of articles detailing why Medicaid expansion is an uncommonly bad idea. Those articles were widely read and, I believe, effective in helping to prevent Medicaid expansion […]
As we reported in our earlier article about Proposed Amendment No. 2, I sent an email to the measure's sponsor, Senator Pete Pirsch, pointing out some legal concerns about the language chosen for his amendment.
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Our little "GiN Joint" wouldn't be complete without its own little library nook; you can't give good information without providing a selection of good books and resources.
We've categorized items by major issues, topics, and periods in history, and work to add more as we go. Recognizing that some people have limited time available to read, we're also adding recommendations for audio … Read more
It wasn’t so long ago — only two years, in fact — that Jon Bruning was campaigning for a seat in the U.S. Senate. He lost the primary contest to Deb Fischer and the rest, as they say, is history. But Jon Bruning is not a fellow to rest on his laurels or, it seems, […]