Opinion

09/19/2017 - 3:36pm
Age of the Geek Column: Last month I said upgrading a computer is never easy. That was an understatement. As you may remember, last August I decided it was time to give my computer a major upgrade, swapping out the decade old motherboard and processor with the current latest and greatest components. The upgrade wasn't as simple as I'd hoped it would be. As it turns out, a hard drive can...
09/19/2017 - 3:25pm
Ragan Report Column: Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program is set to expire at the end of September. I am calling on the U.S. Congress to reauthorize it, and encourage you to join me. The money Iowa gets from the Children’s Health Insurance Program goes to Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa, or Hawk-I. Hawk-I ensures...
09/19/2017 - 3:23pm
Newsplaining Column: A rolling stone gathers no moss. It’s an adage and expression most everyone knows and understands. It’s a Muddy Waters song. It’s the name of an international, super-group, iconic-influential rock band. It’s a hit single by one Bob Dylan. And because of all this, it’s the name of a magazine that...
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...
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