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The Advice Goddess

” Hannah And Her Scissors” and “Be Stale My heart”.

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Is Israel’s Naval Blockade Of Gaza Legal?

Israel’s Naval Blockade Of Gaza The Monday, May 31 predawn raid of a flotilla attempting to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza has drawn international criticism and calls for Israel to end the blockade. Israel says the blockade is meant to keep weapons out of the hands of Hamas fighters, not keep aid from the reaching […]

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Get Outside

Get Out And Grow By Valerie Beerbower Whether you enjoy observing plants, photographing beautiful plant specimens or getting your hands dirty in the name of gardening, Five Rivers MetroParks has much to offer botanical buffs. We have an array of native species and work to maintain healthy Ohio habitats. We also create inspirational seasonal displays […]

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Primary Shows Growing Anti-Washington Sentiment

Anti-Washington Sentiment In a symbol of the growing anti-Washington
sentiment across the country, last week’s Primary Elections in Pennsylvania, Kentucky 
and Arkansas produced results that have the Washington establishment nervous. As each polit-
ical party attempts to analyze the results in order to prepare for the mid-term election in November, 
one thing is certain: It’s an anti-Washington, […]

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The Stealth Nominee; Obama Picks Elena Kagan For Court

The Stealth Nominee The Stealth Nominee; Obama Picks Elena Kagan For Court President Obama recently nominated Elena 
Kagan to be the 112th justice on the U.S. Supreme Court and to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. The nomination was met with mostly praise from Democrats and cautious skepticism from Republicans. While there is no emerging […]

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Keeping Soul Alive – Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings feel the groove You can call Sharon Jones the hardest working woman in show business. You can call her a stage sensation. Just don’t call her retro. Jones and her band the Dap-Kings make fine 1960s/1970s-rooted soul music, blending the sounds of Motown, Stax and Philly into an irresistible, timeless […]

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Drill, Baby, Drill or Spill, Baby, Spill?

Drill, Baby, Drill or Spill, Baby, Spill? On Thursday, April 22, the Deepwater Horizon, an oil drilling rig that had burned for 36 hours in the Gulf of Mexico, sank. The fire went out as the giant platform, operated by Transocean Ltd, and owned by BP, sank below the surface about 42 miles off the […]

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Let The Party Begin

An Urban Nights Overview By Duante Beddingfield The breezy days of spring are upon us once again and as Dayton begins looking toward summer, the warm-up begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 14 with Urban Nights, downtown’s open-air house party, an evening-long celebration of all the color, joy and excitement offered in the heart […]

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New Arizona Immigration 
Crackdown Stirs Emotional Reaction

New Arizona Immigration Law The recent tragic death of Arizona rancher Rob Krentz made national headlines and brings new attention to the problem of border security. The killing of the third-generation rancher by suspected members of a Mexican drug cartel has become a flashpoint in the immigration debate as residents of border states and politicians […]

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National Day of Prayer – Unconstitutional?

National Day of Prayer In 1952, in a unanimous act by both Houses of Congress, the “National Day of Prayer” (NDP) was enacted into law and signed by President Harry Truman. In 1988, a bill passed by Congress and signed into law by Ronald Reagan further established the first Thursday in May as the day […]

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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 […]

Debate Commentary 03/11

Forum Center: If a person objects to a police search but is not home to state it, do the police still […]