by Mark Honey In April, city council passed an ordinance mandating inspections for rental units every 10 years. I can’t even tell you just how worthless it is. This ordinance came into the spotlight after the Yale Park apartment fiasco, in which landlord Kay Anderson was neglecting a large complex of apartments where refugees from Myanmar lived. The city declared it unlivable after an inspection, … Continue reading Could Omaha City Council Be Any More Useless?
By Phil Gillen When 19-year-old Atlanta rapper Lil Nas X released his country/trap hybrid “Old Town Road” in December 2018, it was at least partially tongue-in-cheek, with lines like “Cowboy hat from Gucci / Wrangler on my booty.” The song’s rise to popularity through TikTok was also driven by the humor of juxtaposing the worlds of “urban” and “country,” with TikTok users parodying country life. … Continue reading Horses in the Back: Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road signals a culture shift
By Abigail Edith Ellery For more than two years we have witnessed an evolutionary arms race in the world of conspiracy theory. Though it had already begun well before May of 2017, this race was accelerated by Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. While Trump’s minions jumped at the chance to claim evidence for the … Continue reading Lessons From Russia
Extreme weather events are becoming increasingly more intense. So is the exposure of infrastructural rot in their wake. As seen before with hurricanes Katrina and Harvey and superstorm Sandy, a path of destruction reveals the inequities a capitalistic system creates and protects; however, the latest example of climate crisis isn’t thousands of miles from home. The argument of “it’s their own fault for living in … Continue reading The Big Flood – disaster capitalism in the good life
Graduate students at UNL and across the country are facing poverty-level wages at the hand’s of their universities. Mark Honey caught up with Unionize UNL member Levi about what their organization is doing to combat this issue. Mark Honey: When and why did you start this campaign? Levi: It started last spring/late winter, if not a little bit before. It came out of a couple … Continue reading An Uphill Battle: grad students at UNL trying to unionize
by Triumph staff. The Triumph is making public life easier and keeping tabs on the legislature so you don’t have to. Here are updates on what we’ve found most important. Recent News LB 57 – Unicameral unanimously voted in favor of Senator Adam Morfeld’s bill to allow Airbnb and other short-term rental companies into the state, preempting any city-level attempts to ban the companies. Opponents … Continue reading Craft beer, prison pipelines and recall elections — March legislature update
Warning: Disturbing images posted by Bressman are shown in this post. Governor Pete Ricketts’ former state field director Bennett Bressman is a Neo-Nazi, according to a report by Antifa Nebraska. The anti fascist network found this information by combing through infiltrated alt-right Discord chats released by the media collective Unicorn Riot. Bressman, 22, posted comments on Discord under the handle “bress222” and made multiple references … Continue reading Pete Ricketts’ former field director revealed to be Neo-Nazi