Grassroots in Nebraska (GiN)

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Grassroots in Nebraska

The purpose of this article is to sketch a short history of Medicaid.  Why? “We study the past to understand the present; we understand the present to guide the future.”     — William Lund Nebraskans are, even now, being asked to sign a petition to put the question of whether to expand the state’s Medicaid program […]

We could begin this eulogy with a recitation of the usual facts and statistics, but we won’t. This is an unusual remembrance for an unusual lady: Shelli J. Dawdy. She admonished us to keep this short because, in her opinion, long obituaries grow boring. We have no doubt she would most like to be remembered […]

bentons-coalWhere you live, your day-to-day experiences gained through interacting with your physical environment, influence your political viewpoint. The Founders realized this. When the Electoral College was born through compromise in 1787, each former-colony-turned-state had a unique history and perspective giving rise to significant political differences between it and its neighbors. The Founders had to resolve […]

VOTE!  It’s Weasel-Stomping Day!

For those of you who have lost your sense of humor during this interminable election season — or who never had one to lose — we offer the following DISCLAIMER: No animals were harmed during the production of this video or the post in which it is embedded. Any resemblance to actual people, living or […]

What’s Wrong With the Electoral College?

Interest in our system for electing the President of the United States is high. I actually understand why voters feel disenfranchised by the Electoral College as it is presently constituted within 48 states, but the media and political party “powerful” aren’t explaining how the system works, why it was designed as it was. Instead, many people are working to circumvent or abolish it altogether. Read full articleWhat’s Wrong With the Electoral College?

We encourage visitors to read the transcript from or listen to the audio of a brief statement from Pastor Bryan Clark of Lincoln Berean Church: “As I’m sure you’re aware, this is an election year. I’m sure you’re also aware that we are very divided as a nation. Our Pledge of Allegiance says that we […]

My son was gaming online with a number of what I call his “virtual friends” shortly after it was announced that Britons had voted to leave the European Union (EU).  Unbeknowst to my son, many of the players in his RP were British.  Upon learning of the outcome of the election, the gamers began to […]

You could say I threw together this article for my family and myself — because I did. So, you’ll forgive that it is rather haphazard and not at all typical of how we handle anything like election guides here at GiN. It’s less even-handed and more opinionated. Bottom line is, I thought since I was […]

By popular demand1Based on the amount of traffic to our site, specifically the number of visitors to election and sample ballot pages and articles and on traffic coming in from searches for sample ballots., we’re providing a broad selection of sample ballots for May 10th’s Primary Election. To avoid confusion regarding the samples below (yes, […]

Christmas Wishes From George Washington

“May the Father of all Mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths, and make us all in our several vocations useful here, and in His own due time and way, everlastingly happy.” – George Washington Letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, 1790 And from us here at GiN, a song of the […]

Obamcare’s Gruber: It’s Not About Calling You Stupid

Economist Jonathan Gruber gained wide notoriety in November when it seemed that each new day revealed a new video of the MIT professor arrogantly crowing about his uber-insider participation in what he portrayed as deception of “too stupid” American voters and Congress in the effort to get the health care law passed. I think it […]

We Can Be Thankful for George Washington’s Example

Whether you’re staying close to home or traveling far this Thanksgiving, hopefully you’ll have some time for family fun and a bit of relaxation. At a convenient point during our family’s festivities, I’m going to pass around a copy of George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1789. I would like my children, who are all now […]

“Gender Identity” Ordinances: City Officials Subvert the Law

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 […]

Nebraska Election Results

The Nebraska Secretary of State has well-run, timely updated webpages for publishing election results as they are reported from across the state. Results are reported for the following: U.S. Congressional District Senate / Statewide U.S. Senate Governor Secretary of State State Treasurer Attorney General Auditor of Public Accounts Initiative Measure 425 – Minimum Wage Increase […]