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Improving rural air service

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 20th, 2016
At a recent Nebraska Breakfast in Washington, D.C., I commented on Nebraskans' frustration over the frequency of flight cancellations at local airports. Looking across the room, I saw many heads nod enthusiastically in agreement. Commercial air service is crucial to rural communities, but federal regulations have threatened small airports in Nebraska and around the country.
During the week of July

Timed Event Man

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 20th, 2016
In the world of rodeo, cowboys usually fall into one of two categories; rough stock riders or timed event men. Each looks on the other with suspicion. Bronc riders can't imagine havin' to drag a horse and trailer all over the country and ropers think bull riding is uncivilized!
Jack and Russell entered the punkin roller at Bokchito, Okla. They


Posted: Wednesday, Jul 20th, 2016
Sometimes it's hard to think up a new topic to write about every week, but sometimes it's easy, because sometimes all you have to do is look around. This week I looked around and saw … grasshoppers. So even though greater, more important things may be going on in the world, today we are going to learn about grasshoppers. Here

Standing against abuses of power

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 13th, 2016
Congress has a constitutional responsibility to conduct oversight and stand vigilantly against abuses of power.
An 18-month investigation made public this week by the Ways and Means Committee, on which I serve, along with the Energy and Commerce Committee found the Obama administration knowingly spent billions of dollars on Obamacare without the consent of Congress.
So far, the administration

Feast or Famine

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 13th, 2016
In feast or famine, at least examine
the game we came to play
‘Cause win or lose, it's how we use
the card that come our way ...

"Just let'er rain," the rancher said, "We've built up quite a thirst.
I know the low road's plum washed out, the tank dam's bound to burst.
We'll have to plant


Posted: Wednesday, Jul 13th, 2016
A friend of mine went to the doctor for a CDL physical the other day. While there, the doctor told her that her blood pressure was a little high, and that she should start doing aerobic exercise three times a week.
I was a bit skeptical of this, because I know that she doesn't go to town much this time

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