Opinion

07/10/2019 - 9:52am
Age of the Geek Column: Oh, Nike, what have you done now? The shoe company has made headlines after announcing and then un-announcing the release of some star-spangled sneakers decorated with the original flag of the United States. Set to release for Independence Day, Nike pulled the sneakers, reportedly due to intervention of Collin Kaepernick, who has a turbulent history when it comes to the...
07/10/2019 - 9:50am
Alternative Column: I can hear the neighbor kids playing in the yard. It's sum-mer. Only the biggest nerds don't look forward to a break from the books. As we grow older those nerds go from an object of ridicule to admiration. They are the ones most likely to benefit from college. The rest of us straddle a line where we could work low-wage...
07/10/2019 - 9:49am
Column: This isn’t easy to write. It never is. Imagine the shock to the system after taking a few days to spend with family over the Fourth of July weekend as I came to find out a big supporter of Bulldog athletics and youth sports in the community and area was lost after a car accident on the Fourth. I personally didn’t know Kevin...
07/03/2019 - 10:57am
Age of the Geek Column: This weekend at an extended family get-together I found myself serving as the de facto babysitter for the kids playing inside the air conditioned house while the adults sat out in the humidity. Pretty sure I got the better end of the deal there. With a phone in one hand and a cold drink in the other I can't claim to...
06/26/2019 - 1:25pm
Age of the Geek Column: Having run into a bit of a lull this weekend I decided to finally give DC Universe an honest go. DC Universe is among the latest in an ever-growing market of streaming services with a monthly subscription. In this case, the service offers the unique combination of DC's live-action and animated offerings, plus access to...
06/26/2019 - 1:23pm
Shannon Latham Column: It's no secret these days that energy and conservation issues seem to be the sole domain of liberals and the Democratic Party. In an effort to balance today's lopsided public debate about energy policy, I'm proud to be part of a group of conservative Iowans who have come together to offer another perspective. I...
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