Travis Fischer

07/28/2015 - 4:05pm
Gawking at Gawker      If you look up “Gawker” on Google, the first thing you’ll see is a link to the website followed by the tagline “Today’s gossip is tomorrow’s news.” That short introduction should tell you all you really need know about the website’s philosophy regarding journalism ethics.      Embodying...
07/21/2015 - 4:16pm
The Cost Of Free Games         I'm typically pretty thrifty when it comes to my game purchases. With rare exceptions, I don't buy games on release, opting instead to wait for the inevitable 75-90 percent discount on Steam. If you ignore the fact that it's likely I'll never actually play most of the...
07/07/2015 - 2:19pm
    With the corn knee high by the Fourth of July, this year’s area crops are well on their way to bring in high yields.     “Everything looks really good for the most part,” said Mark Bausch, agronomist with North Iowa Cooperative in Thornton. “I think we’ve got potential for a really...
07/07/2015 - 2:01pm
    Okay, before I head out to San Diego, as promised, here’s the counter-column to my Republican run-down.     But first, because 12 apparently wasn’t enough, let’s take a look at the two new entries to the Republican race that have decided to run since my last column. Bobby Jindal   ...
06/30/2015 - 10:25am
    I know I said I was going to review the Democratic primary contenders this week, but the tragic shooting in Charleston has brought up an issue that I strongly feel needs to be addressed.     Not about race, or gun control, or even flags; but about context and how it gets lost in people's haste to be righteous...
06/23/2015 - 12:15pm
Ready or not, here it comes      A movie about rampaging dinosaurs is the king of the box office. A violent video game called “Doom” is inciting a moral panic among clueless busybodies. And now we have a Bush and a Clinton campaigning for the White House.      We are officially living in the...
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