“Gender Identity” Ordinances: City Officials Subvert the Law

Painting: Corrupt Legislation by Vedder Highsmith

In “Under Those Sermon Subpoenas: ‘Disappeared’ Ballot Initiatives”, I explained that subpoenas issued to a number of Houston pastors in mid-October were part of a larger story with parallels to events here in Nebraska. The targeted pastors were part of a coalition of churches, pro-family Christian organizations, and groups which undertook a petition drive to […]

Under Those Sermon Subpoenas: “Disappeared” Ballot Initiatives

City Hall entrance, Houston, Texas

Subpoenas issued to a group of pastors ordering them to turn over sermons to the City of Houston made news headlines October 14. For several days, the only information I had was gleaned from a few passing references on TV and stories featured adjacent to other news I was reading. Some included a few lines […]

Who’s Hate-filled and Bitter? Marriage, Domestic Partner Benefits & Fairness Ordinance

Hypocrisy meter graphic by "askgriff" of Deviant Art

On December 2, 2011, we published an article entitled “NU Domestic Partner Benefits: Trying to Keep Up With The (Immoral) Joneses”, about the Nebraska Board of Regents’ consideration of a policy to extend University of Nebraska system employee benefits to employees’ homosexual and unmarried co-habitating couples. The 2011 article received a comment last month which […]

How to Vote on City of Lincoln Charter Amendments on May 7 Ballot?

Sign of confusion

The Tuesday, May 7, City of Lincoln General Election ballot has two proposed amendments to the City’s Charter. Understandably, voters are looking for additional information about those amendments before heading to the polls. Read full articleHow to Vote on City of Lincoln Charter Amendments on May 7 Ballot?

NE Dems’ Attack on Business, Whitehead OUT OF GAS

KLKN story: Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Vince Powers Attacks Lincoln City Council Candidate Mark Whitehead for "Gas Gouging", Whitehead responds

While it seems like fundamentally bad P.R. for a City’s controlling political party majority to turn on a siren that blares, “WE HATE BUSINESS”, desperate political times apparently call for desperate political measures. Read full articleNE Dems’ Attack on Business, Whitehead OUT OF GAS

Leirion Gaylor Baird’s Tax-Raising Petition Story Tough to Swallow

Leirion Gaylor Baird City of Lincoln, Nebraska City Council Campaign logo May 2013

On April 15, 2013, Nebraska Watchdog published “Lincoln council candidate mistakenly signed petition to raise taxes”, reporting that Gaylor Baird signed a document calling on the City Council to raise the property tax levy by 5-cents in 2011. The candidate responded to Watchdog’s inquiry by explaining that when she’d been “asked to sign the petition […]

What Are We Voting On in the May 7 Lincoln General Election?

Photo of a confused man in a suit

For those voters seeking to be better informed for the Tuesday, May 7, 2013, City of Lincoln General Election, a brief overview of what happened in the April 9 Primary and what will appear on the May 7 ballot: 13.35% of registered Lincoln voters cast ballots in the local Primary election April 9, “choosing” the […]

Official Sample Ballot City of Lincoln General Election May 7, 2013

Lincoln, NE City-County Building in downtown lincoln photo by tarahdawdyphoto.com

By popular demand, here is the official Sample Ballot for the City of Lincoln General Election on May 7, 2013. In addition to listing the candidates for City Council, Lincoln Public Schools Board of Education, and Airport Authority Board of Directors, it’s very important to note that the General Election ballot also includes TWO proposed […]

Q & A with Mark Whitehead Lincoln City Council Candidate

Mark Whitehead Campaign Mailer April 2013

Updated Monday, May 6:  The General Election is Tuesday, May 7. See our Elections page for a SAMPLE BALLOT and a complete list of current articles. Note that there is a new article about candidate Mark Whitehead, published Monday, May 6. Tuesday, April 9, was the Primary Election for several local government entities. Click HERE […]

Q & A with Trent Fellers, Lincoln City Council Candidate

Trent Fellers "Now Hiring" Campaign Mailer April 2013 Address side

Tuesday, April 9, is the Primary Election for several local government entities. Click HERE to see / get the Official Sample Ballot. This article focuses on one of the candidates for the three at-large City Council seats – Trent Fellers – on Tuesday’s ballot – for an explanation, read note 1We decided to focus our research […]