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Debate Right, 9/11

We live in bizarro world By Mark Luedtke The extent to which many Americans are disconnected from reality is demoralizing. For example, a judge recently ordered prison officials to use money stolen from Massachusetts taxpayers to pay for a sex change operation on an imprisoned murderer. The murderer claimed the surgery was a medical necessity, […]

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Debate Right, 8/28

Voting Should Be Hard by Mark Luedtke I’ve read so much baloney about voting. Let’s cut through the crap. We are ruled by one Big Government Looting party which has two factions: Democrat and Republican. Every election is a civil war between these two factions. To the victors go the spoils. When Democrats took control […]

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Debate Right, 8/14

How to Waste $2.5 Billion by Mark Luedtke The U.S. is suffering the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The official unemployment rate is 8.3 percent. The actual rate, which includes the long-term unemployed who were removed from the official statistics in 1994, tops 22 percent. The on-budget federal debt tops $15 trillion. The […]

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Debate Right, 7/31

Socialization of Punishment Harms Penn State Students by Mark Luedtke The actions government agents, the Penn State regents and the NCAA have taken against Penn State students in the wake of revelations about Jerry Sandusky’s serial assault of young boys is deplorable. From the moment Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly decided to call a press […]

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Debate Right, 7/17

A Small Victory for America’s Nanny Dog by Mark Luedtke Blogger Yonah Ward Grossman [I’ve Got Something to Say- ywgrossman.com] makes the case that pit bulls used to have a sterling reputation in America, calling them America’s nanny dog. Americans rich and poor used pit bulls to protect their children. His website displays hundreds of […]

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Forum Right, 7/10

Obama Wields the Terrible Destructive Power of Government by Mark Luedtke Shortly before the 2008 election, then-candidate Obama described how he planned to ruin Americans by regulating their businesses and jobs out of existence, cut the supply of energy and raise energy prices, “So, if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can — […]

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Dropping the Hammer

by Mark Luedtke To say Steve Colletti loves racing would be an understatement. He’s been racing for 44 years. “I have been in racing since 1968 when my boss Walter Siemindinger took me to my first race as a helper when he raced an Alfa Romeo GTV. I enjoyed the competition and the mechanical skill […]

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Forum Right, 6/26

An Avalanche of Austerity Is Coming One Way or Another by Mark Luedtke We’re the stupidest people in history. Early Americans bequeathed us wealth previously unimagined because they understood economics and the nature of government. With the exception of the very first colonies in the US, which were almost exterminated by socialism, well-educated Americans managed […]

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Playing the Odds

Area Internet Sweepstakes Cafes: Legal or Not? By Mark Leudtke The sign on the sidewalk outside of Roy Smith’s Internet sweepstakes cafe in Middletown says win a TV. The sign on the window advertises Las Vegas-style games and cash prizes. The inside looks similar to a college computer lab, but friendlier. Computer monitors line tables. […]

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Forum RIght, 6/5

Who Owns Your Property? by Mark Luedtke You probably think you own your property. For several centuries in the US, property rights were almost sacrosanct. Our parents believed they owned their property, and their parents believed they owned their property, so we do the same. But that’s always been a charade. None of us really […]

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The Docket: 08/04

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Amanda Dee I said, ‘excuse me’ A man called in on […]

Art, it’s ALIVE!

A studio visit with Megan Smallwood By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Megan Smallwood, Griffin   My first and only physical encounter with […]

Sparks fly

Snapshot of community illuminated at DVAC open members’ show By Susan Byrnes Photo:Zach Steele, Wympee; photo: Patrick Mauk Everyone is […]

Chew on this: 08/04

Condiment conundrum By Jayne Powers   When buying food, we should focus on picking nutrient-rich foods that are low in […]

Advice Goddess: 08/04

By Amy Alkon   Requiem For A Scream I’m a 28-year-old woman in a relationship with a really great guy. […]

Advice Goddess: 7/28

By Amy Alkon   Emotion Sickness Last week, my girlfriend was all annoyed about something (something relatively unimportant). I’m normally […]