Opinion

04/25/2017 - 4:08pm
When is a flaw not a flaw? A recently released video game has people asking this question. "Yooka-Laylee" is a 3-D platformer created by the developers behind the genre-defining "Banjo-Kazooie." This spiritual sequel brings back everything gamers loved about late-90s 3-D platformers, a genre that has all but died out in recent years. But the game also brings back things that...
03/28/2017 - 2:50pm
Avoid the void      There’s a difference between being wrong and telling a lie. Being wrong is unwittingly knowing an answer, or believing something to be true regardless of the facts. Telling a lie is knowingly deceiving someone.      When a child tells their parents that they made their bed but didn...
03/28/2017 - 2:49pm
Conservative, Democrat or power washer, we can all agree to have some privacy       Amid a frenzy of congressional activity last week — the hearings and vote on President Donald Trump’s supreme court nominee Neil Gorsuch and the house of representatives vote on the American Health Care Act — the U.S....
03/28/2017 - 2:48pm
Super Mario runs from profits      For many years now I've bemoaned the fact that Nintendo's top notch games are held hostage to their sub-par consoles. On more than one occasion I've wished that the legendary game developers would abandon the hardware market and follow in the footsteps of their former rival, Sega,...
03/28/2017 - 2:48pm
Education and job training can turn Iowa’s economy around      In trying to understand why Iowa’s economy has less growth than expected this year and next, we need to look at the elements that led to slower growth in order to find solutions.      Iowa employers have been saying for years that...
03/28/2017 - 2:47pm
Broadening the conversation     Only about three weeks remain for this year’s session so our focus will soon turn to the state budget. Budget chairs have already begun their work reviewing the various programs and line items in their budgets.     For years, conversations about our education system have been...
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