Opinion

10/17/2017 - 4:39pm
Age of the Geek Column: Last month I wrote about "Cuphead" and the minor scandal that erupted when a games journalist humiliated himself while demonstrating the game. VentureBeat's Dean Takahashi posted his 26-minute video-of-shame decrying the difficulty of the game, but his amateur performance made it hard to gauge exactly how difficult the game really was. Well, now "Cuphead...
10/03/2017 - 4:29pm
Newsplaining Column: Normally, it’s redundant and excessive to talk about something that seems like its over and done with, but as this 2017 session of U.S. legislating has shown, just because something seems to be hazardous to a majority of the population, or just plain over and done with for that matter (in reference to the several rounds...
10/03/2017 - 4:22pm
Pate Column: Iowa Sec. of State, Paul Pate, recently announced a new initiative for his Business Services Division that will provide instantaneous results for the state’s business community. The Fast Track Filing system will launch in the spring of 2018. Business owners will see immediate results. “Iowa’s business community wants...
09/26/2017 - 5:02pm
Age of the Geek Column: Well, that was the most interesting NFL Sunday in a while. Not for the games, but for the pre-show. Hundreds of players kneeling or linking arms in solidarity in defense of the right to do… well… exactly that. It all traces back to former 49er Colin Kaepernick, who last year began to sit out of the anthem as a...
09/26/2017 - 5:00pm
Ragan Report Column: The wrong budget priorities at the Iowa Capitol are setting in motion a negative cycle: our state’s lack of skilled workers prevents strong economic growth. The lack of economic growth creates a budget deficit. The legislature cuts education to balance the budget. We must change course. During the 2017 session, state...
09/26/2017 - 4:58pm
Letter to the Editor: To the editor: Here’s something every Iowan can be proud of. Our state ranks near the very top when it comes to making sure children have good health and dental care. Unfortunately, that could change if you and I don’t take action soon. The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a partnership between...
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