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The Government Shutdown: Who it affects

The government has closed, and 800,000 federal employees are out of work. To most people, this is compelling and disturbing. At the very least, it is worth discussing. Many political figures (some in office, some in the media) have been spewing the argument that the government shutdown is "not really that big of a deal."… Continue reading The Government Shutdown: Who it affects

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“Places, at last, are no better than their people”

Wendell Berry says some beautiful, powerful, funny, and poetic words. If you like his "Sabbaths" series, you'll like the reading that comes at the end. If you don't know anything of his "Sabbaths" series, you'll still like the reading that comes at the end. Enjoy.

Humans of Cortina, Justice

What Cortina Was To Me: Galvanizing

The Cortina experience gave me a very real and human perspective on some of the most pressing social justice issues facing our world today. Most notably, my experience focused heavily on immigration. Through a half-week service trip and weekly volunteering at Pixan Ixim in south Omaha, I was presented with a salient example of the… Continue reading What Cortina Was To Me: Galvanizing

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Tuesday Newsday [4.9.13]: Margaritas, Margaret Thatcher, and Mitch McConnell

Happy Tuesday! What do alcoholic beverages, the Iron Lady, and the senior senator from Kentucky all have in common? They are all in this week's issue of Tuesday Newsday! Let's check it out. ________________________ The Alcohol Some California lawmakers want to extend the state's last call law from 2am to 4am. It has already encountered… Continue reading Tuesday Newsday [4.9.13]: Margaritas, Margaret Thatcher, and Mitch McConnell

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Tuesday Newsday [1.29.12]

This month, President Obama has officially undertaken two significant political issues: immigration reform and gun control. His plan for new immigration was officially released today. You can watch his speech here, or read the full text here.   The gun control plan is also well underway. Read the official White House publication (which includes a… Continue reading Tuesday Newsday [1.29.12]

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Molly’s Defense of Beauty: The Transcendence of the Animal Nature

“If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine.” - Che Guevara I’ll preface this by saying that my political beliefs have been nearly everywhere on the spectrum. Currently, according to my voter registration, I am non-partisan, but judging by my hair, piercings, and undying love for Conor Oberst,… Continue reading Molly’s Defense of Beauty: The Transcendence of the Animal Nature

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Tuesday Newsday-Election Day [11.6.2012]

In national news, Barack Obama is has been elected to be our President again for the next four years. All our congratulations and prayers as he gets back to work. In local news, Republican Deb Fischer beat Democrat Bob Kerrey for Democrat Ben Nelson's seat. And, Representative Lee Terry once again keeps his spot as… Continue reading Tuesday Newsday-Election Day [11.6.2012]