Opinion
 

Smart Technology

I just read that Governor Ricketts and the big wigs down at Lincoln have signed a bill that puts Nebraska on the cutting edge of autonomous vehicles. ... more

 

I Know You’ll Miss This Man

The Lord spoke to the heavy hearts that stood with hats in hand... more

 

Rolling back excessive regulations

As your representative, I have fought to reduce burdensome and unnecessary government regulations which disincentivize entrepreneurship and strangle economic growth... more

 

New Technology

I just read about a cool new technology in cars. ... more

 

Progress on North Korea

For decades, North Korea has menaced our allies and threatened our interests throughout East Asia with its recklessness and disregard for human li... more

 

Old-fashioned dads

Some call them persnickety, ... more

 

Rolling back excessive regulations

As your representative, I have fought to reduce burdensome and unnecessary g... more

 

All-Natural Headach Remedies

There are a lot of buzzwords these days, and many of them are kind of misleading.... more

 

Flynt and Frank

Andy and I went down to Williston, Fla., to visit a couple of characters.... more

 

A strong Farm Bill is good for Nebraska

As many of you know, the House of Representatives recently considered its version of the 2018 Farm Bill, which unfortunately failed to gain enough votes for passage.... more

 

Sometimes you’re the bug

I heard an old song the other day, it used to be very popular but now it’s considered a classic.... more

 

Feedlot Cowboy

Let’s put in good word for the feedlot cowboy.... more

 

Economic Opportunity for All Americans

With tax reform strengthening our economy and incentivizing job creation, we need to help more Americans achieve independence by bringing them off the sidelines and into the workforce.... more

Fundamentals

Most ag producers field questions from time to time about what we do and how we do it.... more

 

Tough English teachers

These days there is something to celebrate every month... more

 

Border Collie Soliloquy

Just a word about one of the greatest genetic creations on the face of this earth...the Border collie... more

 

Remembering the fallen

Each year on the last Monday in May we set aside a special time to remember those lost in defense of our great nation. These brave men and women are owed a supreme debt of gratitude by each and every American who enjoys the freedoms afforded by our way of life.... more

 

Third International Symposium on Broomcorn Millet

Farmers in Colorado, western Nebraska, and South Dakota grow almost all of the nation’s proso millet. ... more

 

Naked gardening

I must start with an apology. ... more

 

Nitwit Wisdom

Nitwits are partial to wisdom... more

 

In service to Nebraska

When Congress is not in session, I spend time traveling throughout our state to meet with hard working Nebraskans and hear their concerns.... more

Why vote?

This week, I voted in the Nebraska Primary Election. Why did I vote?... more

 

Celebrate National Beef Month

May is national Beef month, a time when everybody is celebrating the good nutrition and great taste of beef.... more

 

Commercial air service good for Nebraska

Commercial air service is vital to our nation’s economy and this is especially true in rural parts of the country.... more

 

Why support the troops?

There’s a colorful, hand-painted sign in the window of a downtown Kimball government building... more

 

The Cry Box

I just read an astounding story about a university in Utah. It seems it is finals time, so students are working hard. They are getting very stressed out.... more

 

Classified Ads (Interpreted)

COWBOY (at least own a hat), REMOTE CAMP (applicant must be able to work a parachute), SELF STARTER (rooster furnished).... more

 

Excellence in economic development

Promoting economic development in our local communities is a crucial part of ensuring the benefits of tax reform and reduced regulation work for the benefit of all Americans. ... more

Real People

The last Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of this month will be Memorial Day Weekend.... more

 

Spring Cleaning

Although you can’t tell by the weather, the calendar tells us it is spring. This is the time of year when many people like to do spring cleaning. ... more

 

I was only trying to help

It is a wonder that some vet students don’t get discouraged. I don’t mean from the grueling hours of study, the four years without sleep or the daunting specter of trying to cram ten metric tons of knowledge into a six-ounce brain.... more

 

New tax code deserves a new IRS

This week, the House of Representatives passed a number of bills aimed at reforming the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and updating its antiquated systems and policies. ... more

Common sense and a lonely rifle

The other day I happened to catch part of a television weather report. ... more

 

Guy Language

Men and women are different, everybody knows that. Sometimes they’re so different you might think they came from different planets. ... more

 

The Day the Ranch Changed Hands

I first met the crew in the bunkhouse the day that we bought the 4 D’s.... more

 

Balancing the Federal Budget

This week, the House of Representatives considered House Joint Resolution 2, to amend the U.S. Constitution to require a balanced federal budget. This would be an important first step toward rectifying our financial situation because we have a long road ahead if we intend to pay back the more than $21 trillion in debt we currently owe.... more

Cow temperament

As I grabbed the hind leg of a new calf, preparing to weigh, tag and vaccinate it, the cow came at me with a will. Bellowing and snorting, she drove her head into my midsection, flinging me back about 15 feet with the power of 1,000 lbs. of adrenaline-fueled protectiveness.... more