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Editorial, 9/23: Alcoholism is a disease, not tool for political gain

On the surface, the two biggest stories right now in Nebraska politics are about drinking. Read more

Letter, 9/23: South 13th Street plan lacks foresight

I am impressed on how well the Lincoln City Planning Department does in their planning on making the city in the mold they feel is best. Read more

Letter, 9/23: Sasse must vote no on Kavanaugh

Disturbing revelations about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s integrity were recently brought to light by a brave woman, Professor Christine Blasey … Read more

Letter, 9/23: Pershing makes sense as local hub

I was so encouraged to read W. Cecil Steward's proposal for creating public market space in Pershing Auditorium ("Pershing should be local … Read more

Letter, 9/23: Tax cuts only grow our federal debt

Republicans claim that tax cuts increase federal government revenue, but they cite only a few questionable examples to support their view. … Read more

Editorial, 9/22: UNMC study reiterates need for a medical cannabis law

Nebraska remains in dwindling company — joined by only Idaho, Kansas and South Dakota — with its complete prohibition on medical cannabis. Read more

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National editorials

Bob Woodward's book "Fear" -- which might better have been called, Hunter Thompson-style, "Fear and Loathing in the White House" -- is filled with revealing anecdotes that have gotten overlooked amid the incessant rounds of TV interviews and cable news panels.

In his new book "Fear," Bob Woodward recounts that in April 2017, after President Trump saw images of dead Syrian children with their mouths foaming from a sarin attack, he called Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and issued an order: Get me a plan for a military strike to take out Syrian Preside…

Despite his generally good instincts, U.S. President Donald Trump is proving that his biggest weakness is on the foreign affairs front, an area where his background is lacking. This forces him to rely on unelected advisers, many of whom seem to be peddling their own agendas.

So what should happen now that the woman who accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her has come -- or, rather, has been dragged -- forward?

Photos: Lincoln's skyline over the years

Check out photos of how Lincoln's skyline has looked throughout history. Read more

Guest columnists

Catherine Rampell: AHCA defies GOP values

The Senate Republicans' health care plan, like the House Republicans' health care plan, is objectively terrible. Read more

Cal Thomas: Congress still spending unhealthily

Is there anyone who can point to the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) and credibly claim it is accomplishing the goals set for it seven … Read more

Local View: Trump budget would shred safety net

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget would shred this nation’s social safety net. The National Association of Social Workers, Nebraska … Read more

John L. Micek: GOP has no health care ideas

t's time to own it, Republicans: You've had seven years to come up with a credible alternative to Obamacare. And when your clutch moment ca… Read more

Kathleen Parker: Trump's art of the bluff

Five months into Donald Trump's administration, only the unwise doubt the president's intelligence. Read more

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