Nebraska

Blue Wave 2.0 – The Sequel

In nature, waves are not solitary events. Another wave usually follows. The same is often true for politics. In 2014, the Republican party saw a wave of victories, spurred on by voter apathy and low turnout, resulting in broad based…

Why such stagnant wage growth? Because Ted Cruz, Dean Heller, and Deb Fischer all voted against raising the minimum wage in 2014

As Donald Trump and Republicans continue to tout the economy, most Americans are actually seeing little to no benefit from the economy. The reason: wage growth is stagnant. Forbes: Real Wage Growth Is Actually Falling Aside from employment data, the…

Deb Fischer ignores trade concerns from Nebraska farmers and businesses – tweets support for Trump’s trade policy instead

A local panel of Nebraska farmers and manufacturers met in Lincoln on Wednesday to discuss various issues. One of the issues that came up was Donald Trump’s trade war. As tariffs continue to hurt Midwestern farms and businesses, their opinions…

Trump again insults the people of Iowa (and Nebraska)

At a campaign rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa on Tuesday, October 9th, Donald Trump again showed his ignorance of basic geography and threw in a nice little insult while he was at it. Reacting to the fact that a number…

Trump’s Mexico-Canada trade deal was mostly already done by Obama – Trump threw that away and caused 2 years of unnecessary hardship for the Midwest

One of Donald Trump’s first actions as President was to pull out of the TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Washington Times: Donald Trump keeps campaign promise to abandon Trans-Pacific Partnership Putting into action his campaign’s tough talk on trade, President Trump…

Trump says Roy Moore was okay because he was “a Republican candidate”

During Donald Trump’s unhinged press conference on September 26th, he admitted point blank to the unbelievable partisanship that has engulfed the Republican party under Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump: Donald Trump press conference, September 26, 2018 REPORTER: “If I could…

Before FBI check is complete, Nebraska GOP Senator makes up her mind on Kavanaugh

Nebraska Republican Senator, Deb Fischer, who is running for re-election this year, apparently got annoyed by an advertisement that was being run in Nebraska urging her to vote No on confirming Brett Kavanaugh. So, she informed everyone that she had…

Trump ratchets up trade war, putting consumers, auto companies, and farmers at even greater risk

Nobody wins a trade war. Trump has been told this many times, yet his ignorance of how trade works has led him to double down on his stupidity. NBC News: Trump just slapped new tariffs on $200B of Chinese imports…

MO and WV GOP Senate candidates are both suing to allow health insurance companies to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions

Politifact recently examined the lawsuit that was filed in February of 2018 by several State Attorney Generals to block the Affordable Care Act and end the law’s pre-existing conditions protections. The reason for Politifact’s examination is that the Democratic Senator…

Midwestern States are great locations for wind and solar energy generation – Why do so many Midwestern politicians support oil and gas instead?

In Midwestern State after Midwestern State are stories about the amazing progress that is being made with renewable wind and solar energy projects. In Kansas: CJ Online: Where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain (and generates over 35 percent…

Good news in Nebraska – Medicaid expansion petition gains enough signatures to appear on November ballot

Out of Nebraska comes potentially wonderful news for thousands of uninsured citizens of the State: a petition to vote on a referendum to expand Medicaid in the State has gained enough signatures to appear on the November ballot. Journal Star:…

Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer is up for re-election. What has Deb done as a Senator and why?

Nebraska Republican Deb Fischer wants to be re-elected to the Senate. So, let’s look at her record and examine if she has been representing her constituents or her donors? Starting at the beginning of her term in 2013, one of…