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Updated Jan 21, 2015 at 8:34 AM

The pomp. The pageantry. The politics. The promises. The participants.From the sergeant at arms who proclaims the appearance of the president to the people positioned as props, the State of the Union offers a lot of sizzle but no actual steak.The presidentís State of the Union address is a lot like making a list of demands from your boss. You can ask for anything you want, but you only get what they want you to have.

Updated Jan 14, 2015 at 9:39 AM

In a group dynamic, sometimes you have to sacrifice the ideal to achieve the acceptable.

Updated Jan 6, 2015 at 8:44 AM

Why is food fraud acknowledged but not addressed?

Updated Dec 7, 2014 at 5:11 PM

All of us are fast approaching one of the most joyful times of the year as we prepare for Christmas festivities. These times are often shared with family and others we love and care about.The downside to this time of the year is...

Updated Nov 20, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Two people that Facebook keeps telling me about in my news feed these days—LeBron James and Bo Pelini.Evidently James is in some type of "real" trouble for admitting why he left the Miami Heat. That makes no...

Updated Nov 13, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Nebraskans are very proud of our veterans. Each year as we celebrate Veterans Day, it gives us the opportunity to show our respect for those who serve our nation. It is a day to remember and to recognize the brave men and women of...

Updated Nov 10, 2014 at 1:08 PM

As National Adoption Month, November is dedicated to raising awareness of adoption-related issues and highlighting the need for loving families to open their homes and hearts to children. The awareness initiative kicked off with a...

Updated Nov 10, 2014 at 12:03 PM

2014 has been a rough year.If saying goodbye to my grandmother in March wasn't difficult enough, the loss of one of my best friends – a brother, really – has put life in perspective.I have put off writing...

Updated Nov 6, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Last fall, I had the chance to hunt along a stretch of the North Platte River in western Nebraska. The pre-dawn temperature was near zero and the sky a bit overcast, but there was no wind. The decoys were set in the frigid water around...

Updated Nov 6, 2014 at 11:33 AM

It’s hard to imagine what Francis Scott Key thought the future held for our young nation 200 years ago when he wrote what would become our national anthem. The British had just burned Washington, D.C., and here he was watching the...

Updated Nov 6, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Wednesday morning, the day after Election Day, I had an interesting conversation with the manager of a business.As I paid for my things, we engaged in our usual small talk, and of course, she wanted to hear the results of our election in...

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