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Today's Opinions

  • Halloween deserves holiday status

        More than 100 million American families will answer their door bells and hand out candy this Halloween.

  • Big 10 Summit In Mills County

        I must have read my invitation wrong, but I thought last Thursday’s gathering in western Mills County was supposed to be a groundbreaking celebration for the new U.S. Highway 34 - Missouri River bridge project.
        I didn’t know it was going to turn into a summit to discuss Nebraska’s move to the Big 10 Conference and the future rivalry between the Husker and Hawkeye football teams.

  • Grassley A Prominent Lawmaker

    With Senator Grassley’s 99 county tour stopping through this week, I would like to take the opportunity to advocate for policies to benefit our state with one of the most powerful people in the Senate.

  • Who's Asking For Your Vote?

    The election is next Tuesday, November 4th, and the importance of paying  
    close attention to who is asking for your vote cannot be understated.

  • Writing Miss Daisy

    By Daisy Hutzell Rodman

    In early January 2006 I dropped by the desk of my friend and editor Howard K. Marcus as he shoved on his jacket. “I’m late for a meeting at the Press Club!” he exclaimed.

    “You belong to the Omaha Press Club?” I asked. “I’ve wanted to join for years.”

    This was true. In late fall 1998, Wade and I sat in bar chatting with the people around us.

    “Where do you work?” I asked someone.

  • Outside the Box: Glimpsing the garage sale psyche

    Since I was a child I’ve always liked garage sales.

    I can’t really explain why, other than I really like a good deal and I’m a bit of a snoop.

    Let me explain that last part.

    Rummaging through other’s peoples garage sale items – those old rollers skates, that cat print sweatshirt, a ThighMaster caked in dust – is a bit like being a detective sifting through evidence. It’s a glimpse into the psyche of a person. You can tell a lot about a person by what they sell and how much they sell it for.

  • Talking Soil, Water Quality
  • The Answer To The Editor's Question

    Joe, I enjoyed your editorial “Abortion shouldn’t be only Pro-life Cause” (Joe Foreman column Feb. 13) and I’m going to prove your point by focusing on just one thing.