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Debate forum, 2/12

Debate Forum Center Whatever happened to due process?  By Alex Culpepper According to the U.S. Justice Department, the U.S. Government has the authority to target and kill American citizens, usually by drone strike, who it believes are allied with al-Qaida and pose an imminent threat to engage in violent attack against this country. At least […]

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Debate Forum, 1/29

Fake people causing real problems  By Alex Culpepper Famed Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o claims to be a victim of catfishing: a prank or hoax in which a person uses a false identity in order to mislead someone into an online relationship. His story goes something like this: Beginning in 2009, he began an online […]

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Debate Forum, 1/15

The sky is falling! No, it’s just the Fiscal Cliff  By Paul Noah The U.S. Congress are once again acting like clowns and proving they’re not worthy of the offices they hold by playing the media to go along with their staged “fiscal cliff” scenario. Hollywood has indeed annexed themselves in Washington, D.C. We no […]

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Forum Right, 7/3

Sometimes the Law is an Ass By David H. Landon In Charles Dickens’ classic tale, Oliver Twist, Mr. Bumble is the pompous, self-aggrandizing church official who supervises the workhouse into which Oliver is born. Upon being informed that the law “supposes that your wife acts under your direction,” Bumble responds with a comment for the […]

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Forum Right, 6/19

Obama’s Political Will for Re-Election Trumps the Rule of Law By David Landon There is absolutely no question that the new Obama policy on immigration reform is political. The policy, announced on Friday, to prevent deportations of young undocumented immigrants is meant to appeal to the Latino voting block. Many Latinos have complained that Obama […]

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Forum Right, 6/12

Walker was Victorious in Wisconsin Because His Reforms Worked By David H. Landon The folks at MSNBC had a bad night last Tuesday evening. They were determined that the “evil one,” Republican Governor Scott Walker, was going to lose his recall election. They were predicting that the election would be close, based on the exit […]

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Forum Right, 5/29/12

Obama’s Support of Same Sex Marriage Will Cost Him Swing States By David H. Landon By Election Day, the President’s May 9th decision to support same-sex marriage will either be seen as an act of genius or a miscalculated publicity stunt which has cost him the election. I think the early data would suggest the […]

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Forum Center, 5/29/12

President Obama Announces Support of Same-Sex Marriage Most pundits believe that this Presidential election will be decided on the issue of the economic health of the country. The nation’s jobless rate and the economy are the number one concern of Americans in every poll. Both candidates, Romney and Obama, are busy testing messages on how […]

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Forum Center, 5/26/12

Dnt Ansr That Txt Message N UR Car … Aamof It’s Now a Crime! (Don’t Answer That Text Message in Your Car … As a Matter of Fact it’s Now a Crime!) Governor Kasich is about to sign a recently passed statewide texting-while-driving ban which targets all drivers but is more aggressive towards those young […]

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Forum Center, 5/15/12

Bullied Seventeen Year Old Expelled for Taking Stun Gun to School People of normal sensibilities are offended by the boorish behavior of bullies. Watching someone being bullied invokes different responses from different people. The responses range from watching bullying tactics with a level of discomfort, but in silence, to a decision to intervene and stop […]

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News of the weird 10/21

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Signs of the times “Selfie fever” has begun to sully the sacred Islamic pilgrimages to […]

The last word

Thanks for reading By A.J. Wagner This will be my last week writing the “Law and Disorder” column for the […]

Waste not

The Plastic World of Mary Ellen Croteau By Shayna V. McConville Photo: Mary Ellen Croteau, “Endless Columns,” plastic bottle caps […]

The art of organization

Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour & Sale returns By Alyssa Reck Photo: Elaine Lamb of Mud Mothers Pottery will showcase […]

On not getting by in Dayton

The long-term effects of poverty By A.J. Wagner I have been penning “Law and Disorder” for the Dayton City Paper […]

Advice Goddess: 10/14

By Amy Alkon Fasten your Bible belt My boyfriend and I are spending Christmas with his family. I like them […]