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Why More States Should (Finally) Ban the Death Penalty

There’s little evidence that the death penalty deters murder. That leaves the questionable value of retribution — that erasing the monster who committed a heinous crime will bring comfort to the victims’ loved ones.

October 3, 2016

Warren Buffett — ‘Under Audit, Too’– Challenges Trump To Release His Taxes

“I’ll bring my tax return, he can bring his tax return … and let people ask us questions about the items that are on there,” he continued, before arguing that Trump must be “afraid” of what voters would see in his taxes.

August 2, 2016
People wait to vote in the U.S. presidential primary election outside a polling site in Glendale, Arizona March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Nancy Wiechec

For Inclusive Primaries, See How California Does It

California’s primaries are public elections, paid for with tax dollars and administered by government agencies. Why should private organizations decide who can and cannot vote in public elections?

June 6, 2016
Environmental activists protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, in New York on May 13, 2013

Nebraska Supreme Court Rules On Keystone XL Pipeline

A major hurdle to constructing the pipeline has been removed.

January 9, 2015

Midterm Roundup: Willie Horton 2.0

Get all of the latest news from the campaign trail.

October 17, 2014

Nebraska’s Lieutenant Governor Resigns After Sister Alleges Threats

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times Nebraska’s lieutenant governor announced his resignation Tuesday morning, a day after a state judge ordered him not to contact his sister after she accused him of having anger problems and threatening her. Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann, who was appointed to his office by Gov. Dave Heineman in 2013, was […]

September 9, 2014

Two Dead, Including 5-Year-Old, As Twin Tornadoes Slam Nebraska

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times A storm featuring rare twin tornadoes tore through parts of Nebraska on Monday, leaving two dead and destroying much of the rural town of Pilger, officials said Tuesday. The storm killed a 5-year-old girl and a motorist in his car, a spokeswoman for the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency told […]

June 17, 2014

At Least One Killed, 26 Hurt In Nebraska Tornadoes

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times At least one person was killed and 26 others were injured when tornadoes struck parts of Nebraska on Monday, according to local hospitals. Images televised by CNN showed two tornadoes moving through a predominantly rural area in Stanton County. A large tornado had caused “significant damage” near Stanton, the Weather […]

June 17, 2014

U.S. Judge Blocks Keystone Pipeline Route In Nebraska

Chicago (AFP) – The controversial Keystone XL pipeline met with another hurdle Wednesday when a Nebraska judge ruled that a state law granting approval to a proposed route was unconstitutional, court records showed. The decision came as U.S. President Barack Obama was set to meet with Canadian Prime Minister at a trade summit in Mexico. […]

February 20, 2014

‘American Hustle,’ ‘Gravity’ Lead Crowded Oscars Race

Los Angeles (AFP) – Crime caper “American Hustle” and 3D space spectacular “Gravity” topped the Oscars nominations list Thursday with 10 each, leading a crowded field of contenders for Hollywood’s most coveted honors. Historical drama “12 Years a Slave” was close behind with nine nominations in a year chock full of critically acclaimed movies, leaving […]

January 16, 2014