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Experts Speak on KXL in York

October 02, 2013

Pipeline and other experts in fields surrounding oil transportation spoke in York yesterday on the topic of the Keystone XL Pipeline (full story from Omaha World Herald can be found here). Experts included Brigham McCown, former head of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, J. Berton Fisher, a hydrologist who regularly testifies as a legal expert on environmental [...]

Obama’s New “Green” Tax

September 26, 2013

President Obama wants to levy a new tax on Americans. What’s a carbon tax? A carbon tax is basically, if you don’t conform to his way of thinking “green”, you will be punished and charged for it. This will not only lead to skyrocketing energy prices, but it also will force energy companies to consider [...]

Want An Exemption From ObamaCare?

September 26, 2013

President Obama’s signature piece of legislation, the Affordable Care act, has proven to be anything but. As costs rise and problems associated with the law come to the forefront, more and more of the well-connected and elites have taken measures to excuse themselves from the burdens. Obama claimed, “If you like your plan, you can [...]

Watch Out NE Ind. Market, You’re In For a Doozy

September 25, 2013

What you are about to read may cause fainting, sudden angry outbursts, and shock only treatable with the repeal of ObamaCare.  Please sit down. Avik Roy and colleagues at the Manhattan Institute have released their findings on the individual health insurance markets in states that data is available for.  The authors compare the five cheapest [...]

The Benefits of Local Ed. Standards

September 06, 2013

We have been spending a lot of time on education and, specifically, Common Core at AFP-NE.  The Lincoln Journal Star published an article today discussing our state’s math standards compared to the standards in Common Core. While Common Core covers some concepts early, the Nebraska standards go more in-depth into concepts. What’s the take away?  [...]