Grassroots in Nebraska

The Lesser of Two Evils is Still Evil

I was sitting at my kitchen table today sorting through the week’s mail, the lion’s share of which was campaign mailers from political candidates.  That’s not surprising, since the primary election is May 13th.  What was a surprising coincidence was, at that very moment, one of the candidates for the state legislature in my district […]

Candidate Profile: Tom Carlson for Governor

Due to other commitments which tend to monopolize my time these days, I’ve been hesitant to continue the GiN tradition of publishing candidate profiles for fear I could not do them justice.  However, it occurred to me today that the GiN archives are a goldmine of information about a few of the current crop of […]

Osborn/Sasse: Why Endorsements are Worthless . . . Mostly

spilled milkI got a call a week or so ago from a former neighbor who was excited about Ben Sasse’s candidacy for the Nebraska U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Mike Johanns.  After explaining why she’s so enthused by what she’s seen during Sasse’s campaign appearances, she urged me to consider […]

Nebraska Lawsuit a True “Chicken and Egg” Question

California’s state government is so concerned about the survival of an obscure species of smelt that it has effectively rendered some of the most productive farmland in that state a desert wasteland devoid of water.  Having so successfully <ahem> managed that crisis, California state legislators have now turned their attention to the plight of poultry […]

OBAMACARE: When You Put Out a Fire, What Do You Replace It With?

No matter how disastrously some policy has turned out, anyone who criticizes it can expect to hear: “But what would you replace it with?” When you put out a fire, what do you replace it with? – Thomas Sowell I agree wholeheartedly with Thomas Sowell, so you may be surprised to learn that the purpose […]

Health Care Law’s Achilles Heel? A Growing Legal Morass

There are a number of well-kept secrets about the health care law, but I think the increasing legal morass has become the most important. “Morass” is a negative word: A growing number of citizens, businesses, and the state of Oklahoma have turned to the court system to seek relief. This means Americans are – or […]