Voting Updates

As ethnic and progressive groups have galvanized in response to Douglas County Election Commissioner Dave Phipps’ decision to shut down almost half of the polling places in Douglas County ahead of this year’s elections, a quick analysis of his decisions has raised serious concerns that this is another Republican Party attempt to suppress minority and […]

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Garry Gernandt’s unexpected swing vote won approval of equal employment protection for LGBTs

After weeks of public testimony and closed door meetings on the hotly contested equal employment ordinance giving legal protection to gay and transgender residents, the Omaha City Council decided the issue March 13. Three-term District 4 (South Omaha) representative Garry Gernandt surprised many when he reversed his position and cast the swing vote in favor. […]

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Project Censored 2012

Now in its 35th year, Project Censored, a media research program at Sonoma State University, has examined the coverage of news and information to identify what it calls Modern Censorship — “the subtle yet constant and sophisticated manipulation of reality in American mass media outlets.” Every year the program releases its list of the Top […]

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