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Debate Forum Right, 12/13/11

Herman, we hardly knew ye By David H. Landon This week, I drew the short straw here at the Dayton City Paper. Our topic is whether or not Herman Cain was unfairly driven from the presidential race by an overly aggressive media, which gave Cain’s life an unprecedented microscopic examination or was his departure the […]

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Debate Forum Right, 11/29/11

Stop spending! Stop spending! Seriously … stop spending!! By David H. Landon The U.S. budget deficit has reached critical mass. President Obama’s budget for fiscal year 2012 is projected to be $3.818 trillion. Unfortunately, revenues are projected to only be $2.228 trillion, leaving a deficit for the fiscal year of $1.590 trillion. We continue to […]

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Debate Forum Right, 11/15/11

Protecting the Heartbeat of America By David H. Landon I’ve always believed that science would eventually play a critical role in shrinking the period of time that a civilized society would allow for a legal abortion. Poll after poll shows that when the unborn child is viewed as a small person rather than a mass […]

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Debate Forum Right, 11/1/11

Sometimes you have to say no … even to your friends By David H. Landon It’s difficult to say no to your friends. It’s difficult to say no to people you respect that are performing jobs that are both dangerous and vital to the community. Yes … it’s difficult, but sometimes it can’t be helped. […]

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Young couple stationed at Wright-Patt needs our help!

In the last few weeks there has been a story circulating around the internet involving two remarkable young people who happened to be stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB. The story involves 2nd Lt. John Avrett and his fiancée Meghan. These two first met in 2010 in a coffee shop in Colorado Springs, Colo. where John was […]

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Debate Forum Left, 10/18/11

Chalk one up for Obama By  David H. Landon I find myself in the unusual position of writing this week’s column in support of the recent action by the Obama administration. In September, a U.S. drone fired a missile killing Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born radical Muslim cleric, living and hiding out in Yemen. Al-Awlaki is […]

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Debate Forum Right, 10/4/11

Democrats have only themselves to blame By David H. Landon I’m sorry, but the loud wailing sounds and the great gnashing of teeth coming from my Democratic friends over the new redistricting could have been easily avoided. During the 2009–2010 legislative term, when Democrats still controlled the Ohio House, the governor’s office, and the secretary […]

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Debate Forum Right, 9/20/11

What we expect from government versus what we need By David H. Landon Let’s start our discussion with a very basic premise. We can no longer afford all of the government that we have come to expect. That’s very different from saying that we can no longer afford all of the government that we need. […]

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Debate Forum Right, 8/30/11

Prosecutorial discretion: Just another way to say “administrative amnesty” By David H. Landon In 1660, six Landon brothers from Herefordshire, England boarded a ship bound for Boston and the New World. Although there are no clear records available, upon their arrival, they probably didn’t face a cumbersome immigration bureaucracy. At that time there was no […]

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Debate Forum Right, 8/23/11

Reaquainting America with the 10th Amendment By David H. Landon November’s election in Ohio is shaping up to be an ideological battle over several ballot issues as well as the normal candidate races for municipal and township government. Last week the Ohio Supreme Court turned back a challenge to a ballot initiative which seeks to […]

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Debate Forum: 04/22

Forum Center: No payday for the Paycheck Fairness Act By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Joe Heller The Paycheck Fairness Act failed […]

Debate Forum: 04/15

Forum Center: Should Ohio go green with marijuana legislation? By Alex Culpepper The push for marijuana legalization is active and healthy. […]

Debate Forum: 04/08

Forum Center: Residents claiming violation of First Amendment seek an answer to their prayers By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Joseph Rank The […]

Debate Forum: 04/01

Forum Center: SCOTUS to decide whether corporations are eligible for Heaven and Hell By Alex Culpepper Illustration: ©2013 Rob Rogers. Reprinted with permission […]

Debate Forum: 03/25

Forum Center: Tesla and the retail automobile industry By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Dennis Porter Tesla Motors is a California company that […]

Debate Commentary 03/18

Your computer files might be protected by more than just a password By Alex Culpepper One of the freedoms under […]