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Updated Oct 16, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Tuesday that he and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan have donated $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the fight against Ebola.Good for you, Mark (We’re on a first-name basis because we are Facebook friends).Donations from Zuckerberg, along with a $50 million donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a $9 million donation from Paul Allen of Microsoft, show us that the American spirit is alive and well.

Updated Oct 10, 2014 at 2:08 PM

The search for justice in America’s criminal courtrooms can be a tortured journey. Everyone accused of a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty — guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt.” Those fundamental rights are well known, but are they well...

Updated Oct 9, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Not all of us have lost faith in law enforcement.But it should be noted that this is a convoluted issue that will most likely be argued for as long as America remains a nation that protects the right to free speech.

Updated Oct 7, 2014 at 9:39 AM

All hope is lost.An Iranian exile who received asylum in the United States was trying his best to restore that hope and raise money for children in need, but he failed.

Updated Oct 2, 2014 at 3:22 PM

Have you ever considered what life would be like if attack drones were visible over New York, Omaha, Nashville, Chicago, New Orleans, Denver and San Francisco?

Updated Sep 26, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Voters on Nov. 4 will decide whether an incremental state minimum wage increase from $7.25 per hour to $8 next year and to $9 on Jan. 1, 2016, is the right move in Nebraska.

Updated Sep 17, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Someone at Urban Outfitters thought it would be — cool? Really? — to offer a faux-vintage Kent State University sweatshirt, replete with fake blood stains, an obvious reference to the fatal shootings that occurred there in 1970.

Updated Sep 17, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is clearly taking the high road in her mission to further expose the mistreatment of women in the workplace.

Updated Sep 16, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Someone finally powered up the outrage machine and turned it up to 11.Apparently only two things matter to those accused of criminal behavior in professional sports: timing and video.

Updated Sep 9, 2014 at 10:11 AM

The police are easy targets.Politically, it only takes one mistake to cast a shadow on everyone who wears a badge. One incident of racism, abuse or misconduct and people are willing to throw out all of the babies with very little bath water.

Updated Sep 8, 2014 at 10:47 AM

A well-run business develops plans that take it into the future. In the formative stages of the planning process those who share the business responsibilities are asked for ideas so that everyone involved not only has an opportunity for input but,...

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