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It’s the economy, stupid

How has Dayton become one of America’s fastest dying cities? By Mark Luedtke Yet another organization lists Dayton as one of America’s fastest dying cities. Unfortunately, the population numbers don’t lie. 24/7 Wall St. lists Dayton as the fifth fastest dying city because it suffered a 7.21 percent population reduction between 2000 and 2009. In […]

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Debate Forum: Right 2/9/11

And We Wonder Why Arab Muslims Hate Us By Mark Luedtke Much as the government of the Soviet Union propped up tyrannical governments in Eastern Europe for the benefit of the Soviet ruling class, the U.S. government has long propped up tyrannical governments in the Arab world for the benefit of our ruling class. These […]

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Debate Forum Right 01/26/11

Repudiate the National Debt By Mark Luedtke Last February, Congress raised the debt ceiling to $14.29 trillion, and the on-record debt will reach that limit sometime in March. Congress must raise the debt ceiling or the federal government will be forced to default on its debt. But that number is as phony as a $37 […]

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Luck of the Irish coffee

In search of the perfect alcohol/caffeine duo by Mark Luedtke In a lighthearted protest of the Four Loko ban, which banned alcoholic beverages pre-mixed with caffeine, my girlfriend Devin and I decided to enjoy Irish coffee at local Irish bars for this happy hour column. Dublin Pub enjoys a prime location on the southeast corner […]

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Debate Forum Right 01/12/11

Paying People to Not Work Is Stupid By Mark Luedtke Coercion is always destructive. Pensions are a perfect example. Nobody would voluntarily pay another to not work. Obviously, it makes no sense for an employer. It makes products more expensive and reduces sales and profits. Higher prices make the entire country poorer too. Less obviously, […]

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Nudists Next Door

The growing nudist movement and nudist travel in Ohio By Mark Luedtke More citizens of Dayton are living next door to nudists than one might think. Nudism has gone mainstream. In 2007, USA TODAY reported, “40 million Americans have skinny-dipped in mixed company, according to a Roper poll, and a YPB&R/Yankelovich Partners travel survey revealed […]

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Airport nude-scanners

Important info about the nude-scanners at airports.

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Farm Subsidies

Wikipedia lists the top farm subsides for the US: 2004 U.S. Crop Subsidies[20] Commodity Millions of US$ Share Feed grains, mostly corn 2,841 35.4% Upland cotton and ELS cotton 1,420 17.7% Wheat 1,173 14.6% Rice 1,130 14.1% Soybeans and products 610 7.6% Dairy 295 3.7% Peanuts 259 3.2% Sugar 61 0.8% Minor oilseeds 29 0.4% Tobacco 18 […]

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Debate Forum Right 10/20/10

Central Planning Is Our Problem By Mark Luedtke I applaud Michelle Obama for highlighting the issue of childhood obesity. Who doesn’t want children to be healthier? But more central planning is not the solution. From the establishment of the American colonies until 50 or so years ago, the American people were the healthiest, best-educated people in […]

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Biased Article in Dayton Daily News about Tea Party

This Dayton Daily News article about last evening’s tea party in Courthouse Square couldn’t be more biased. Lynn Hulsey goes out of her way to make the tea party look small, racist and extreme.

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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; […]

Meet the artist

Abby Rose Maurer on lines, light and the movement of drunk people By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Artist Abby Rose Maurer in […]

Addressing dress

Decked Out! explores culture through costume and adornment By Susan Byrnes Photo: Visitors to the Experiencenter look through a zoetrope, which […]