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The fiscal cliff charade By Mark Luedtke It seems everywhere I turn, some talking head is scaring people about the fiscal cliff, but none of them are telling the truth. Rush Limbaugh says there’s no common ground between Republicans and Democrats on the issue. The mainstream media says the sides are far apart. That’s a […]

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Government loves gambling by Mark Luedtke Last week we saw government’s love of gambling in action as we watched the fervor over the Powerball jackpot. It started at $450 million, but as government propagandists advertised it, it jumped to $500 million and then topped $550 million. Politicians were salivating at getting their hands on their […]

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The great Great Miami Boulevard boondoggle by Mark Luedtke The I-75 ramp to Salem Boulevard will be shut down for five years, so the city built an alternate route for motorists traveling south toward downtown Dayton to access Salem Boulevard. They replaced the existing Great Miami Boulevard between Main and Grand, then extended it to […]

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Petraeus affair Exposes Orgy of Government Abuse by Mark Luedtke The salacious story of General Petraeus’s affair with mistress Paula Broadwell is burning up the airwaves, but most of the coverage is superficial as usual. The media and their sources are using the sex scandal to distract us from dangerous issues that the government wants […]

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It’s the candidate, stupid! By Mark Luedtke Republicans have lost another presidential election, and the gnashing of the teeth has begun. And it’s well warranted. Barack Obama is the worst president of our lifetime. For nearly four years, he kept unemployment above 8 percent. He managed to reduce it to 7.9 percent by using tax […]

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You Can’t Manage What You Can’t Measure

Will it ever end? By Mark Luedtke I-75 modernization so far Motorists traveling to and from downtown Dayton on I-75 are in for some big changes. The good news is that the Phase 1A modernization project is complete. That phase fixed malfunction junction at the intersection of I-75 and State Route 4. It replaced the […]

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Storm profiteers exaggerate Hurricane Sandy by Mark Luedtke There’s no doubt that Hurricane Sandy caused a lot of damage in the New Jersey and New York City areas. As of this writing, 63 people are reported killed in the U.S., and 8.2 million households and businesses are without power. Entire neighborhoods have been inundated and […]

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Regulatory failure leads to meningitis outbreak by Mark Luedtke Thousands of Americans are terrified of a deadly, nationwide meningitis outbreak. The outbreak resulted from a prescription steroid that was contaminated with fungus.  Over 14,000 people have received potentially tainted steroid shots and are at risk. As of this writing, 24 people have been killed by […]

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Debate Forum, 10/30

Google at odds with French government over proposed new tax Google, Inc. is an American multinational corporation which provides Internet-related products and services, including internet search, cloud computing, software and advertising technologies. Advertising revenues from its AdWords feature generates almost all of the company’s profits. The company was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin […]

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DHS preparing for massive civil war by Mark Luedtke You’ve probably heard about the riots in Greece and Spain. The debt crisis in the Eurozone metastasized into a currency crisis. The crisis in Spain is feeding both Basque and Catalonian independence movements. Economic turmoil in Europe is also feeding independence movements by the Scots and […]

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On craft and craftsmanship

In the studio with Landon Crowell By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Landon Crowell, Inertia in Light of a Likely Disaster, 2011. Wood, […]

Modern masters, talking turkeys and the king himself

Your summer roadmap to art in Cincinnati By Susan Byrnes Photo: Trenton Doyle Hancock, “Hot Coals in Soul,” 2010. Acrylic and […]

International flavor, Midwest vibe

Annual Festival of Nations returns By Andy Hertel Photo: The Brazil delegation proudly represents its country at the 2012 Festival of […]

It’s my party

Troy Hayner Cultural Center rings in 100 years By Alyssa Reck Photo: Hayner Days will begin at 11 a.m. on Aug. […]

Scene around the fence

Beautifying a Yellow Springs construction space By Tammy Newsom Photo:  This is a wall of many capers. A Young’s Dairy […]

Drawn on the lawn

Annual Art on the Lawn event returns By Evan Shaub Photo: A musician performs at 2013’s Art on the Lawn event; […]