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    After Watching This Video, You'll Want a Burger and a New Health Care Law

    A Nebraska news station posted this video a few months ago and it’s just too compelling not to share. Their interview with a frustrated Wendy’s employee and the 11 pop-up Wendy’s logos at 0:40 make this a must-see 1:54. The Wendy’s employee, T.J. Growbeck, is one of 100 employees in … More

    Obamacare and the Medicaid Expansion: How Does Your State Fare?

    The Medicaid expansion is touted by proponents of Obamacare as a “no-brainer.” While it is true that some states may see projected savings, it is erroneous to claim that this experience applies to every state. Proponents predict that by expanding Medicaid states will be able to reduce payments to health … More

    Keystone XL—A Matter of First Importance

    Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman (R) sent a letter approving the rerouted Keystone XL pipeline to President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the first day of President Obama’s second term—a measure of the letter’s importance. The President initially denied approval of the pipeline in January 2012, even after … More

    A Year Later, Keystone XL Still a Good Decision

    After being sworn-in this weekend, President Obama will soon receive a second shot at approving the Keystone XL pipeline that will bring oil down from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries. Last year the President rejected the permit application at a time when America desperately needed jobs, and when his own … More

    Under Obama, Oil and Gas Production on Federal Lands Is Down 40%

    UPDATE: The U.S. Energy Information Administration announced on Jan. 27 that data used for its study of oil and gas production on federal lands was “incomplete.” The EIA is currently reviewing information from the Department of Interior and will correct its report upon completion. — In his announcement rejecting the … More

    North Dakota's Job Creation Formula

    When it comes to creating jobs, North Dakota has found the right formula. The state has the largest percentage increase in employment over the past year and was the fastest of all 50 to recover from the recession. The reason is simple: energy production. “North Dakota has been the poster … More

    The Nebraska Compromise and the Constitution

    In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), dated December 30, 2009, the Attorneys General of 13 States have objected to the so-called Nebraska Compromise that reportedly won the crucial support of Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) for the Senate health care takeover … More

    Michigan And Nebraska: The Senate Leadership Has Got A Deal For You!

    It has been widely reported that various “sweeteners” are tucked away in the Manager’s Amendment to the Senate health care bill (H.R. 3950). Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) worked out provisions designed to secure the votes of Senators Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Carl Levin (D-MI) by exempting the biggest … More

    In the Green Room: Neb. State Treasurer Shane Osborn

    In three short years as “Nebraska’s CFO,” Shane Osborn has revolutionized the way Nebraskans interact and keep tabs on their government. It’s called nebraskaspending.com and it cost only $38,000 to make: I believe elected officials have a duty to show the public how their tax dollars are being spent right down to … More