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Easter Island, Omaha, Nebraska

This morning, I woke up at the Sheraton hotel in Omaha, Nebraska, and opened my window to look out upon a courtyard garden, featuring two small versions of the giant head sculptures that people had carved out of stone on Easter Island, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

What was the purpose for [...]

Apostacon Brings Godless Marinara To Omaha

Where can you continue to be touched by his noodly appendages and talk like a pirate?

What is the sauciest freethought conference in the noodle-verse?

It used to be called the Midwest Humanist Conference, but that was… oh dear… I’m falling asleep just thinking about it.

Last year, they renamed it Apostacon, and it suddenly [...]

The Creative Fees of Campaign Finance

This morning, I found the perfect quick summary of the state of campaign finance ethics in the United States. On April 17, The Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, (which is in fact funded by unlimited contributions from executives from corporations like Verizon Communications, CastleArk Management, Retamco Oil & Gas, Anderson Logging, and Bietzel Aerospace) wrote [...]

Conservative Billboard Values In Nebrashingwa

If Ben Sasse gets elected to the U.S. Senate as a paid representative of the Legacy Foundation Action Fund PAC, it will be Iowa Values, not Nebraska Values, that get sent to Washington. [...]

Immigrant Rights in Nebraska and Iowa Fall Away

Years ago, when we started the Nebraska Progressive Directory, we were happy to list the Immigrant Rights Network of Iowa and Nebraska. Now, we’re sorry to say that the network appears to have fallen away – just when immigrants in these midwestern states are especially in need of help.

Nebraska Appleseed is picking up some [...]

Adrian Smith Proposes Goverment Takeover Of Health Care For Animals

Using his own standards, we could accuse Congressman Adrian Smith of proposing a government takeover of health care for animals. When it comes to health care for human beings, however, Smith says that he’s against it. [...]

Darwin Day Celebration Grows in Lincoln, Nebraska

Celebrations of Charles Darwin’s birth aren’t just planned in virtual online space or on La-Dee-Da Ivy League quadrangles.

The University of Nebraska at Lincoln is celebrating the 200th birth of Charles Darwin all spring long with a public lecture series, an art show and a three-day interdisciplinary symposium. The efforts are being organized [...]

Right Wingers Are Scaredy Cats, Study Confirms

Participants with right wing ideology tended to react more fearfully to the stimulus than liberals. Liberals could handle the threat and get on about their business. [...]