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Ben Sasse presses Jeff Periods on cybersecurity after Senate hack report

A Republican member of the Armed Services Committee has asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions for an update on the Trump administration's efforts to strengthen the nation's cybersecurity defenses after researchers disclosed a recent hacking attack Capitol Hill. Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska requested a


Senator Sasse praises Department of Justice for creating Hezbollah Taskforce

Sen. Ben Sasse Senator Ben Sasse, who in December pressed the Justice, Treasury, and State Departments for answers regarding a POLITICO report on the Obama administration's handling of Hezbollah, praised the Department of Justice's decision to create a Hezbollah Financing and Narcoterrorism Team (HF


Freedom in the World 2018: Democracy in crisis, featuring Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE)

"Freedom in the World 2018" - the latest edition of Freedom House's country-by-country survey of political rights and civil liberties - details the extent of the democratic recession and concludes that 2017 was the 12th consecutive year of decline in global freedom. Join AEI, the Center for American


Ben Sasse is no friend to the resistance: He's Trump with extra sanctimony

So it seems that Sen. Ben Sasse really might be positioning himself to run as a primary challenger to Donald Trump in 2020. On New Year's Eve, the Nebraska Republican posted on Twitter a short video of himself taking a swipe at Trump's routine lying and attacks on the press. In the clip, Sasse pious


In Swipe at Trump, GOP Senator Ben Sasse Warns of Rising 'Tribalism' and Defends First Amendment

In an apparent criticism of President Donald Trump's attacks on the news media, Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska called for a revival of "shared facts" in U.S. politics. Sasse said in a New Year's Day video posted on Twitter that the American system of government "will not work without share


Sen. Ben Sasse needs to walk the walk

Opinion Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.). (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press) Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), among the most social-media-savvy Republicans, and his press offic


Cuckservatives: Ben Sasse, Cornpone First Amendment Hero

My sides. Cuckservatives like Ben Sasse have presided over the spread of political correctness and the chilling of free speech. They are worse than useless. They are an obstacle to change. Where was this goober in the First Amendment battles last year? Did you see him defend Richard Spencer's right


Ben Sasse Defends First Amendment in New Years Message: 'Not Helpful to Call the Press the Enemy'

Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) released a video address on New Years Eve where he reflected on the importance of the First Amendment and having civil discourse in America. Sasse warned that the country cannot lose sight of of "shared public facts," even as the political and media worlds continue to be sha


The Public Pulse: Partisan sniping about judges

Jared Wagenknecht's Dec. 24 Public Pulse letter, "Sasse's generous grade," which criticized Sen. Ben Sasse's Midland Voices on the new federal judges confirmed this year, singled out nominee Brett Talley. Talley graduated from Harvard Law magna cum laude and was editor of the Harvard Journal of Law


Economics isn't 'astrology for dudes'

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) recently took to Twitter to comment on the relative merits of academic disciplines. He declared that hard sciences, humanities and even sports are superior to the social sciences. But economists were spared the worst of his scorn, as he declared their field superior to all ot


Letter, 12/21: Tax plan favors rich, corporations

If you think it's great to explode the federal deficit to give tax cuts to corporate CEOs and the very rich, you might be Sen. Ben Sasse. If you think it's fine to cut Medicare and Medicaid to fund Trump's tax giveaway to corporate CEOs and the very rich, you might be Sen. Deb Fischer. If you think


Heartland GOP echoes support for tax legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. The Senate vote in favor of the tax-reform package fell along party lines and heartland senators echoed party support in their responses. Sen. Ben SasseNebraska Senator Ben Sasse responded to the vote with a focus on the repeal of Obamacare's individual mandate. Sasse said, "Repeali


Childrearing Involves Not Just Assigning Duties but Instilling a Sense of Duty

In The Vanishing American Adult, the Nebraska senator Ben Sasse diagnoses a general cultural malaise besetting today's young people, and attributes it primarily to changes in attitudes toward education and child-rearing. Sasse's prescriptions for remedying this situation involve, above all, giving c


Senators Sasse and Fischer Announce Judicial Nominations Process for U.S. District Court Vacancy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Nebraska's U.S. Senators Ben Sasse and Deb Fischer have announced the application process for U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska. The seat is anticipating a vacancy, as Chief Judge Laurie Smith Camp announced her transition from active service to senior status, which


U.S. Senate Enters Procedural Vote on Omaha Attorney Nomination to Federal Court

WASHIONTON, D.C. - A procedural vote to advance the nomination of Omaha attorney Steve Grasz to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit is being held today. Prior to the vote, U.S. Senator Ben Sasse from Nebraska spoke on the Senate floor. Senator Sasse is a member of the Senate Judiciary Co


Ben Sasse should get off the Internet and do something

Opinion Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events Former college president Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) has some propositions to share. First, "humanities > social sciences." Next, "hard sciences > social sciences."


Sasse: Grasz Vote Is Good News **VIDEO**

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Omaha attorney Steve Grasz's nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit was advanced on Thursday. U.S. Senator Ben Sasse and fellow members of the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance Grasz's nomination to the rest of the Senate. Senator Sasse says soon


Never-Trump Sen. Ben Sasse Threatens to Quit NRSC if They Back Roy Moore

Never-Trump Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) threatened to quit the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) on Wednesday if the NRSC decides to back Judge Roy Moore. The Republican National Committee (RNC) decided to back Roy Moore on Monday after president Donald Trump offered his endorsement of the A


Ben Sasse: RNC Backing Moore "Doesn't Make Any Sense"

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse can't get behind Alabama Republican candidate Roy Moore and doesn't understand why any Republican would choose to do so either. Moore is currently accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a minor. According to The Hill, during an interview with reporters outsid


The politics behind the GOP's reversal on Roy Moore

Sen. Ben Sasse's (R-Neb.) perspective on Roy Moore's Senate candidacy is a little muddled. On the one hand, Sasse does not support Moore's Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, and thinks it's a mistake for Republicans to help Jones' campaign. On the other hand, the Nebraska Republican responded to news