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...
09/19/2017 - 3:21pm
Alternative Column: My first home away from home was in Oakland, a couple blocks away from Oakland Tech High School. Oakland Tech was the home of Huey P. Newton, co-founder of The Black Panther Party. Oakland was in transition at that time. There were still plenty of intact families. Most of the kids were civil and respectful. But leaders of the...
09/12/2017 - 10:10am
AGE OF THE GEEK COLUMN: Should we expect games journalists to be good at games? That's been the big question this week among the gaming community following the release of a 26-minute video where VentureBeat's Dean Takahashi embarrasses himself while previewing the upcoming, "Cuphead," a highly anticipated platform shooter with a...
09/12/2017 - 10:08am
Newsplaining Column: Back in 2012, former President Barack Obama used the Executive Power of the U.S. Presidency to establish the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which, since its signing, has protected over 800,000 young adult, unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. Whether or not Obama had the authority to protect said...
09/12/2017 - 10:05am
Hampton Chronicle Column: Secretary of State Paul Pate reminds Iowans that September is National Voter Registration Month and encourages every eligible citizen to participate. Secretary Pate is working with Iowa’s elected officials to promote voter registration.  "I want to do everything possible to increase voter participation in...
09/12/2017 - 10:04am
Ragan Report Column: Iowans looking for promising career opportunities or a career change can use Iowa’s “Future Ready” resources to make the best possible choices. Future Ready Iowa is an initiative to help Iowans get education and training beyond high school so they have the qualifications for in-demand jobs that pay well....
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