The 2022 Legislature sailed out of port last week with a rare opportunity ahead to build and shape Nebraska's future, Don Walton writes.
With a surplus of state revenue sitting on the table and a governor and a handful of impactful senators in their wrap-up year ready to make their final mark, the 2022 legislative session might be fun, Don Walton writes.
Democrats used to be able to compete successfully statewide before Fox News showed up on the TV screen in virtually every coffee shop and bar west of Lincoln, Don Walton writes.
The 2022 election for eastern Nebraska's 1st District seat in the House of Representatives is layered with uncertainty, Don Walton writes.
Things are looking up for voter turnout in a non-presidential election year if petition drives to put a voter ID requirement, legalization of medical marijuana and a minimum wage increase on the 2022 general election ballot are successful.
The unstated goal for what could become a majority of senators will be to preserve as many rural legislative seats as possible; while that is not a directly partisan goal, it does translate into Republican seats in the Legislature.
Party affiliation and dominance, the organized and disciplined allegiance to a political party that is institutionalized in the Congress is a huge stumbling block now.
The dynamics are in play that could pit Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts against his Republican predecessor with the possibility that former Republican President Donald Trump might suddenly come barging on stage opposing both of them.
Redistricting may open wounds in September a few months before the 2022 Legislature convenes in January.
The Legislature will be back this autumn to complete its contentious redistricting chore.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said "he felt nothing but admiration for Nelson, who had told Reid the health care vote could end his career in politics," the author of a new book writes.
It's been a serious legislative session with serious new blood.
Big questions in 2022 Republican governor race: Will Gov. Pete Ricketts endorse Jim Pillen? Will former President Donald Trump endorse Charles Herbster?
Jessica Flanagain, campaign manager for Gov. Pete Ricketts in 2018, already is aboard the Jim Pillen train as campaign manager.
Seven Republican senators chose to take the obvious political risk of voting to convict Trump and they included Nebraska's Ben Sasse.
An analysis of the 1st District congressional results in a competitive contest that triggered a strong and focused Republican response.
The Legislature has tough decisions to make about the session, plus Don Walton's thoughts on the sound of silence from Republican colleagues as President Donald Trump rails and rages with 44 days to go.
We have learned some stuff about ourselves on this journey. Some good, some bad.
Gov. Pete Ricketts "is already too late to stop whatever UNMC will face in the coming weeks (but not too late to spare the hospital further grief next month)," Ed Yong writes in The Atlantic magazine.
Don Walton held the title of Adviser in Student Affairs. According to University of Nebraska-Lincoln payroll records, Walton earned an annual …
We didn't used to have to board up windows to prepare for Election Day, Don Walton writes.
Let's vote, choose President Donald Trump or Joe Biden, and move ahead. We can, and should, handle this on our own, Don Walton writes.
A long time ago, the biggest problem was the uninformed voter. Now it's the misinformed voter, Don Walton writes.
There's danger lurking ahead, and only part of it is viral, Don Walton writes.