Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tried to ram through Halligan’s confirmation on Tuesday afternoon. In a procedural maneuver known as a “cloture vote,” Reid needed 60 votes to move the nomination forward for a final vote, but was defeated 54-4…
“The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” ~ James Madison, 1829 So, all quiet on the health care front? Definitely not. There were recent news reports about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to consolidate and hear several health care law… more
One of GiN’s readers has kindly offered to share his letter written to the NU Board of Regents about President Millken’s proposal to extend medical benefits to domestic partners of University System employees. The letter appears below, and thanks to Michael for sending it in. I’d also like to report that this subject has garnered… more
Ron Paul wins Oklahoma Straw Poll in a victory announced tonight in OKC at an event where Herman Cain was speaking. Breaking news occurred on twitter by CarlaNWade. See story for more information and detail results.
Harry Reid is up to his old tricks, using a procedural maneuver last week to force a vote on Caitlin Halligan, a leader in the effort to destroy firearms manufacturers using frivolous litigation.
We here at GiN have been focused a lot on the City’s handling of the Occupy Lincoln issue, first and foremost because of the need for justice – the need for justice for all. Since it’s Sunday, a day of rest and reflection seems appropriate. In considering what I might share here, I wondered what… more
Earlier this week, Julie Schmit-Albin, Linda and myself spoke with reporter Kay Kemmet from the Omaha World-Herald about the City’s handling of different groups and their use of public spaces, and specifically, of course, their handling of the Occupy Lincoln group. Her story was published on Friday; click the image to read it in full.… more
Let’s help Rep. Joe Walsh get as many cosponsors as possible. In the process, we’ll find out how many Representatives are willing to stand up to the behemoth United Nations in defense of the Second Amendment.
Thanks to Nancy Carr and Reverend Shannon Chestnut for bringing this issue to my attention. I have been a little pre-Occupy-ed lately.
Nebraska’s Board of Regents is apparently poised to approve a provision that would extend the University systems’ employee benefits to same sex and unmarried cohabiting partners. Reportedly, the rationale for extending those benefits is to ensure that Nebraska’s “institutions of higher learning” —– YES I use that term VERY loosely —– remain competitive with peers in the ivory towers of the upper crust elites known as universities and colleges. The pressure to be competitive, I now read, has increased since Nebraska became a member of the Big Ten.
Geez. Making football the center of a state’s universe actually has consequences, huh?
Following the issuance of a press release, Linda and I, as representatives of GiN, were invited on Coby Mach’s Drive Time Lincoln radio show. That press release and our discussion echoed and expanded upon the concerns of Nebraska Right to Life about City of Lincoln officials’ treatment of the Occupy Lincoln group as compared to… more
Anti-gun Republicans Raising Funds in NYC
Indiana’s Dick Lugar to sip cocktails with Michael Bloomberg
Birds of a feather sure do flock together.
Here’s a copy of my letter to the Bartlesville Examiner tonight on the topic of Health Care Reform (aka ObamaCare). Perhaps you could write a letter of your own to your local paper. A good friend of mine said recently; “The … Continue reading →