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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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Debate Forum Right: 5/31/11

How Do You Find Peace With An Enemy Who Wants You Destroyed? By David H. Landon Last week President Obama, whose anti-Israeli bias becomes clearer every day, called on Israel’s government to restart peace talks with the Palestinians by agreeing to pull back its borders to the pre-1967 Six Day War lines, with what he […]

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Debate Forum Right: 5/17/11

Acting in our own self interest in a dangerous world By David H. Landon In what can only be described as a testament to the ultimate capability of the U.S. military and intelligence community, Osama bin Laden is dead. On May 2, in the dead of a moonless night, our military flew four modified stealth-like […]

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Debate Forum Right: 5/3/11

What Do You Mean Steve Jobs Knows Where I’ve Been? by David H. Landon In the past week we have witnessed the uproar over the discovery by a couple of British computer scientists (geeks is also acceptable) that if your wife or husband could get their hands on your Apple iPhone or Google Android cell […]

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Debate Forum: Right, 4/19/11

Blue State Politics Affects Shuttle Site Selection by David H. Landon In the immortal words of Joe Jacobs, the iconic boxing manager for Max Schmeling, “We was robbed!” It should have been an easy decision for NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. The National Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was one of 21 sites […]

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Debate Forum Right: 4/5/11

Why is the Beavercreek City Council under attack for doing its job? By David H. Landon Last week, the Beavercreek City Council voted unanimously against allowing three RTA bus stops to be established along Pentagon Boulevard, a busy highway which runs along the northern border of the Mall at Fairfield Commons. In voting against the […]

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Debate Forum Right: 3/29/11

Planned Parenthood: Maybe They Have Been Too Effective By David H. Landon Once again our debate this week deals with a proposal in Congress to eliminate funding to another liberal sacred cow, in an effort to bring federal spending under control. The target is the $350 million in funding that goes to the Planned Parenthood […]

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Debate Forum: Right 3/15/11

To The Shores of Tripoli By David H. Landon Last week, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution which referred Muammar Gadhafi to the International Criminal Court for prosecution. If Gadhafi attempts to leave Libya, he is likely to be arrested. With no other options, Gadhafi is waging a brutal campaign against his own people […]

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Debate Forum 3/8/11

Shall We Continue to Fund NPR and PBS? As the Congress debates over how to reduce the rapid growth in federal spending, many programs which receive federal funding are standing by and anxiously waiting to see if the budget cutting ax will fall on them. Among the groups that are concerned about their funding is […]

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Debate Forum: Right 3/1/11

Time to tell the truth about public service unions By David H. Landon How do we tell the police officer that risks his life for his community every time he goes to work that he has to begin paying a higher percentage of his health insurance premiums?  Or tell the firefighter, who runs towards the […]

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Debate Forum: Right 2/23/11

The Patriot Act Continues to Keep Americans Safe By David H. Landon The 10-year anniversary of 9/11 is almost upon us. The more time that passes, the more difficult it becomes to remember the raw feelings of fear and anger that were triggered by the cowardly attack on civilians who were simply going about their […]

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Debate Forum Right 02/02/11

How can we win the future with the same old Obama plan? By David H. Landon President Obama hoped to deliver a State of the Union address last week that would lay the groundwork for his legislative agenda for the next two years. Despite all of the trimmings, bells and whistles, his speech needed to […]

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Debate Forum Right 01/05/11

Teenage “Sexting”: One More Thing To Keep Parents Up At Night By David H. Landon Some consider it a high-tech version of the right-of-passage teenage game of “spin-the-bottle.” But when this new game goes bad, the consequenses are much more serious. Teenage “sexting” – young people providing nude or semi-nude images using digital technology – […]

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