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VA Scandal Is Bipartisan

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

It is indecent that preventable casualties during combat have been followed by preventable casualties during treatment. Let's all take responsibility and end this bipartisan shame with bipartisan solutions. The best politics is to do what is right for the vets, not the politicians.

Which For-Profit College Lobbyist Are You?

David Halperin | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

Predatory for-profit colleges use deceptive and coercive tactics to pressure students into signing up. More than half of for-profit college students drop out within about four months.

Bob Kerrey to Keynote Meeting of For-Profit Colleges Charged With Abusing Vets

David Halperin | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

Kerry, a 1992 candidate for president who earned the Congressional Medal of Honor for his brave acts as a Navy Seal in Vietnam, has chosen to back an industry that has many big players who are systematically abusing students, notably our veterans and active duty service members.

Arthur Delaney

The Eight Types Of A**holes In Washington | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

We first ran this story as "The Seven Types Of Assholes In Washington" back in Oct. 2013. A new type of Washington asshole has been discovered since t...

Bob Kerrey and Private Equity Owner Defend For-Profit Colleges Without Disclosing Financial Stake

David Halperin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
David Halperin

The for-profit college industry has engaged in a consistent pattern of presenting defenses by powerful people without disclosing that the authors have a financial interest in the success of the industry.

Arthur Delaney

The Seven Types Of A**holes In Washington | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Herewith, a definitive guide to the seven types of assholes running Washington, according to the people who know them best. 1. Absolu...

We Should Be United in Driving Reform in Higher Education

Bob Kerrey | Posted 11.24.2013 | College
Bob Kerrey

In the current debates raging about the cost of a college degree, several unspoken but important points of agreement among parents, professors and politicians have been overshadowed and overpowered by our disagreements.

Sam Stein

Jack Murtha Aide Running For Boss' Old Seat Gets Three Major Endorsements | Sam Stein | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three major military and Democratic figures are set to make early endorsements in a U.S. House of Representatives race on behalf of a fo...

The Creative Destruction of the University?

Dr. R. Keith Sawyer | Posted 10.12.2013 | College
Dr. R. Keith Sawyer

These guys aren't trying to copy what Harvard does. Minerva won't have a physical campus and won't have a library. Students will take their courses in six or seven different cities, moving every six months or so with a cohort of about 150 peers: San Francisco, London, Singapore.

The 10 Highest Paid Private College Presidents

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 12.09.2012 | College

-- Compensation for private college presidents has continued to drift upward, while the number crossing the $1 million barrier – a signal of pr...

Bob Kerrey Loses

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.) lost his bid to return to the Senate against Nebraska legislator Deb Fischer Tuesday, NBC News and CBS News projected....

Republican Projected To Pick Up Senate Seat In Nebraska

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

GOP candidate Deb Fischer was projected winner in her Nebraska Senate race by NBC News and CBS News on Tuesday night. The projected win gives Repub...

Nebraska nonpartisan US Senate Guide Deb Fischer vs Bob Kerrey

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan guide to the Deb Fischer/Bob Kerrey US Senate race, one that contrasts candidate stands in a fair way? The Campus El...

What Is On The Line For Nebraskans on Tuesday?

Mike McCready | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike McCready

We Nebraskans are not extreme. Honestly, fairness, decency, a strong work ethic, a belief in man's better nature... these are the values I associate with my home state. We need to elect political representatives who are not extreme and who represent who we are.

Dem Nabs Huge GOP Get

AP | MARGERY A. BECK and GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics

OMAHA, Neb. — Democrat Bob Kerrey got an atta-boy Thursday from former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel, who said the former senator would break the ...

Veterans Group Launches New Ad Buy

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

A progressive veterans group is launching a $1.25 million ad campaign targeting three Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls as the election enters its final...

Rove Group Going To Once-Safe GOP Territory

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican-leaning outside group is investing in Nebraska's suddenly tighter Senate race, looking to shore up Republican Deb Fischer a...

No Revival: Kerrey Faces Big Struggle In Heated Race

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON and MARGERY A. BECK | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

OMAHA, Neb. -- Democrats hoped Nebraska's Senate race would be the story of Bob Kerrey's political revival. Instead, the emergence of Republican Deb F...

Nebraska Senate Race Gets Personal

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

Nebraska Democratic Senate candidate Bob Kerrey is attempting to use a neighborhood dispute to close the gap with Republican rival Deb Fischer. Ker...

WATCH: Bob Kerrey Nabs Big Endorsement From Steve Martin

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

Actor and comedian Steve Martin is showing his support for Nebraska senate candidate Bob Kerrey with a video touting the Democrat as a "wise and thoug...

Another Down-Ticket GOP Candidate Denounces Romney's '47 Percent' Remark

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

The GOP contender for Nebraska's open Senate seat, Deb Fischer, is distancing herself from Mitt Romney's remarks that 47 percent of Americans see them...

Dem Candidate Wants To Debate Norquist

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

Democratic Senate candidate Bob Kerrey will take his second-favorite target -- anti-tax activist Grover Norquist -- if he cannot spar on national tele...

Nebraska GOP Senate Candidate Deb Fischer Puts Out Bold Plan For Ethics Reform

Zaid Jilani | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Zaid Jilani

Deb Fischer is offering bold proposals that would go a long way in reducing corruption in Congress. One would hope that her opponent, Bob Kerrey, can at least match these.

Dem Challenges Tea Party Opponent On Health Care

The Huffington Post | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics

Relitigating health care reform was considered a losing strategy by many Democratic candidates during the 2010 midterm elections, but it appears that ...

Kerrey Laments Tough Race

Bloomberg | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics

Between sips of an iced latte at a Starbucks in Omaha, Democrat Bob Kerrey counts the ways the odds are stacked against his bid to return to the U.S. ...