By J.L. Schmidt
Statehouse Correspondent Nebraska Press Association 

Brain Drain: Great topic, lousy way to discuss it


In a rare move, seven months into the Jim Pillen reign, I'm going to suggest we cut the new guy some slack.

Seems that a social media tweet raised concerns about First Amendment rights and dredged up the decades-long discussion on brain drain. Pillen tweeted from the governor's official account that he hoped the 31 Nebraska high school graduates who had perfect scores on the ACT would "return and utilize your talents here" after college.

Remember, it was Twitter and other social media that revealed President #45 was a twit. Let's hope somehow Pillen can avoid that cesspool. But, given the fing...

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