LINCOLN — So far, Mr. Charles Herbster is a one-story campaigner — his concern for immigrants in Nebraska.

Has he ever been asked to document his claim of an annual $300 million cost? Let’s see the source of the detailed analysis. Is there a chance that part of that cost is wages paid to new arrivals to perform jobs we “locals” prefer not to do? Let’s get a complete story. Herbster will need to lay out a full Nebraska agenda if he’s a serious candidate.

There is one apparent difference between Herbster and our current governor. Though a committed Trump adherent, at least, Ricketts exercises his own judgment 15-20 percent of the time.


In other news

NORFOLK — The 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor — Dec. 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy — will soon be upon us. At 7:55 a.m. Hawaiian time on Dec. 7, 1941, the United States was suddenly and deliberately attacked by the naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

LINCOLN — For nearly two years, the pandemic has disrupted daily life, taking a toll on the well-being of families. As a result, hundreds of thousands of kids could be struggling with hunger.

PIERCE — November was Diabetes Awareness Month. My granddaughter, McKenna Aablers Schaefer of Albion, has had diabetes since she was 1 year old. Even though I’m a nurse who has studied diabetes, she has taught me more than textbooks can.