Opinion

08/22/2017 - 12:45pm
AGE OF THE GEEK COLUMN:Do not stare at the sun. Seems to be a pretty straight forward rule. Right? The sun is a giant nuclear furnace projecting radiation through the cosmos. Even filtered through the protective layer of our atmosphere it can burn your skin during prolonged exposure. So don't look directly at it. And yes, this includes during an eclipse. Looking directly at the sun during an...
07/25/2017 - 3:34pm
“I feel great. I’m healthier than I have ever been,” says an overweight middle-aged male. “Well, in the next 10 years, you have a 25 percent risk of having a heart attack or stroke. That’s a little high,” I state as a gross understatement. If this was me, I would be very concerned. That’s serious. I follow...
07/25/2017 - 3:32pm
One of the major appeals of Donald Trump’s candidacy was that he was an “outsider.” He had no background in politics, he had no experience being a commander, his vocabulary wasn’t nebulous like that of a Harvard lawyer; instead, he was a businessman with opinions about how the elites are being elitist and fooling the white-...
07/18/2017 - 3:08pm
It's time again for that semi-regular reminder of what Net Neutrality is and why it's important. You may have noticed Net Neutrality being mentioned a lot last week. That's because the FCC is working towards rolling back the Title II classification that protects businesses and consumers from being selectively exploited by internet...
07/18/2017 - 3:06pm
Our U.S. Senators in Washington are working on big changes to our country’s health care system. Their latest plan would cover fewer Iowans, cost more money and provide less health care. Iowans want health care we can afford and that covers things we need, but Congress is talking about: • Nixing an initiative that has helped more than...
07/18/2017 - 3:02pm
In all the hoopla of Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) repeal efforts, it’s been challenging to see the forest from the trees: what exactly is being changed, why it’s going to be better, how many people will lose insurance, will there be “freedom of choice” and just what exactly does that phrase that mean, etc. My focus has...
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