Opinion

04/18/2018 - 7:33am

A print media person complaining about Facebook is the latest example of the “Simpsons” meme that shows Homer’s father Abe angrily yelling at a cloud (ironically enough, it's published in the local paper), and admittedly, much of the animus is sour grapes. Zuckerberg and Co. have by and large replaced us as the primary source for news, classifieds, and items for sale...

04/11/2018 - 7:36am
In these strange times, everything is a cultural litmus test.             I witnessed what I deemed “the epitome of 2018” on Friday night during a Waterloo Black Hawks game at Young Arena. The guy seated one row in front of me, who I’d pin at around the age of 50, spent the...
04/04/2018 - 7:37am
I came to a realization over the Easter weekend: I’ve spent the better part of the last three years thinking about Donald Trump, writing about Donald Trump and saying mean things about Donald Trump, but I may have finally reached a saturation point. At the very least, I need a break.          ...
03/14/2018 - 7:38am
We elected an impulsive 71-year-old teenager president of the United States, and now we’re dealing with the consequences.             Many of us have known this for years, but suddenly, even Trump’s most dyed in the wool supporters are getting queasy at the thought of an aimless...
03/07/2018 - 8:45am
According to a viral clickbait listicle somewhere on the Internet, Iowa is the best state in the United States of America*. The best at what, exactly? We aren’t sure, but we’ll take any compliments we can get. With all of the changes we’re dead set on implementing, however, is there any chance we’ll stay at the top for long...
02/28/2018 - 8:42am
Do you find yourself suffering from a severe lack of political sanctimony in your daily life? Has it been at least two weeks since you’ve watched oblivious celebrities congratulate themselves and each other on a television screen? Do you sometimes feel a desire to watch new movies so you can feel cultured and aware but end up gravitating...
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