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Debate Forum, 3/12

Debate Center: Should voting really be this controversial?  By Alex Culpepper The period in the United States from Reconstruction through the 1960s hosted a great deal of historic events and changes. Repression and racism were rampant, while at the same time African Americans attempted to exercise their rights to vote. Even if one could get to […]

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Debate Forum, 2/26

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Debate Forum Center: Has probable cause gone to the dogs?  By Alex Culpepper Florida is a realm of resort hotels, blazing year-round summer sunshine and salty sea breezes. It’s also the U.S. Supreme Court’s proving ground for drug-sniffing dog cases regarding probable cause in searches. The Court has decided one case – Florida v. Harris – […]

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Debate forum, 2/12

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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

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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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Forum Right, 5/1/12

Dayton Drops The Hammer on Hammerjax The Dayton City Commission recently voted to formally object to the renewal of six liquor permits of bars and carry-outs located in Dayton. Taking advantage of the yearly renewal process, the city government will attempt to have the liquor license removed from these establishments. For each of the six, […]

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Forum Right, 4/3/12

Why the Supreme Court Must Find Obamacare Unconstitutional By David H. Landon Last week Americans were focused on the arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court as the challenge to Obamacare reached the highest court in the land. The court heard arguments on the constitutionality of Obamacare, which for the first time, under the terms of […]

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Forum Right, 3/13/12

Fluke’s Contrived Testimony By David H. Landon Rush Limbaugh apologized. So get over it!  El Rushbo realized that he missed the mark with his characterization of Georgetown law student and past president of Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ), Sandra Fluke, when he called her a “slut” during his radio talk show. It came […]

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Forum Right, 2/28/12

Time, Technology March On By David H. Landon Last week there were two announcements that affected employment in the Miami Valley. First, there was the announcement by Eastman Kodak that it would trim its Kettering workforce by 80 jobs from their film processing operation. Second, the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced that it was […]

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Queensrÿche have spent their career defining a uniquely heavy progressive sound. Whether delivering Mindcrime, Empires or taking fans to the […]