Opinion

12/05/2017 - 5:21pm
Age of the Geek Column: In case you hadn't heard, Senate Republicans actually fulfilled a campaign promise by passing a tax reform bill… in the middle of the night… that had been published for review mere hours before… with amendments literally scribbled on the sides of pages. We get the government we vote for. It's too early to tell what the final bill will look like...
11/28/2017 - 4:32pm
Alternative Column: On my way home from recording my guest DJ gig with Bob Dorr, I stopped at McDonald's for a couple filet-o-fish sandwiches. I figured I could eat such a simple thing as I drove home in the dark. Ray Kroc's rigid standards have influenced my life ever since my first job on Pico Boulevard when I was 16 and saving up for my...
11/22/2017 - 12:20am
Newsplaining Column: As the time expires on my time at the Hampton Chronicle and Mid America Publishing, I’ve been thinking of how to say goodbye. I’m leaving my position as community news editor for the Hampton Chronicle, and moonlight writer for the Sheffield Press and Pioneer Enterprise. My last day was Friday, so as you read this,...
11/22/2017 - 12:17am
Age of the Geek Column: Well, that answers that question. For the last couple weeks I've been pondering what it would take to bring Disney to heel. What level of consumer uprising would be required to make the all-encompassing media empire take notice? The answer seems to have finally come in the form of Disney bringing the hammer down on...
11/14/2017 - 10:30pm
Age of the Geek Column: Last week I wrote about the media behemoth that is the Walt Disney Company, lamenting that the company can throw its considerable weight around without much fear of reprisal. After all, what am I going to do if I don't like what Disney is doing as a company? Not see the next Star Wars or Marvel Studios movie? That's...
11/14/2017 - 10:26pm
Ragan Report Column: Recent health care news has left many Iowans frustrated and confused. Most Iowans get health care coverage through their employer, through a health insurance plan they purchase on their own, or through public health care programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. Below are a couple changes Iowans should be aware of. • Buying...
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