Still, it's nice to see that anyone in Nebraska is at least taking a hard look at Wal-Mart - not as any great evil but simply a drain on the economy whose poor treatment of its employees comes at great expense to American society in terms of both tax dollars and the immoral disregard for our growing legions of working poor (and their families).
On Nov. 14th at 7 pm, it wouldn't be a bad idea for Heineman, Cunningham, and every Nebraska state senator to head over to the Ross theater in Lincoln for a free screening of the new documentary, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price. It's going to be followed by a public discussion, and I'm sure those in attendance would love to hear what their elected representatives have to say.
In the coming weeks, free screenings of the film will also be held in Omaha, Kearney, Syracuse, and Aurora in Nebraska, not to mention Council Bluffs and Sioux City. More details here. Also, if your corner of the state doesn't already have a screening, why not host one yourself?
And here is why I still have faith in Nebraska.