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Debate Forum Right, 1/3/12

David H. Landon

I know what it means… By David H. Landon I am a politically predisposed to support the Republican Party and its candidates. I come by my Republican credentials honestly. In 1963 when I was 10 years old, my father ran for office as a Republican for a city council seat in Union City, Ind. When […]

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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 Right, 8/9/11

Another fine mess you’ve gotten us into By David H. Landon August 2, on our day of reckoning, President Obama signed the much debated, much derided, debt ceiling legislation. By passing the legislation to raise the debt limit, the nation was supposed to escape the financial Armageddon that the administration assured us would occur if […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 8/2/11

No FRACKING way? By David H. Landon The Village of Yellow Springs recently passed a resolution calling for a statewide moratorium on hydraulic fracturing. Hydraulic fracturing, often called fracking, is the process of initiating and propagating a fracture in a rock layer by employing the pressure of a fluid as the source of energy. The […]

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No fracking way?

Debate over controversial extraction technique divides Ohioans By David H. Landon The Village of Yellow Springs recently passed a resolution calling for a statewide moratorium on hydraulic fracturing. Hydraulic fracturing, often called fracking, is the process of initiating and propagating a fracture in a rock layer by employing the pressure of a fluid as the […]

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Debate Forum Right: 6/28/11

Buddy, can you spare a dime? By David H. Landon In Dayton, like cities everywhere, the number of panhandlers seems to be on a steady rise. At the top of many exit ramps across the Miami Valley, panhandlers have set up shop holding signs with personalized messages about their suffering and waiting for the traffic […]

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Debate Forum Right 6/14/11

The Weinerman Really Needs to Go By David H. Landon Should Weiner withdraw from Congress or stand firm? OK! Sorry! Let’s get the jokes out of the way here at the start of this otherwise very serious column, starting with some of the jokes heard on the late night shows where Anthony Weiner has become […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]