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Conspiracy Theorist: 8/16

Billionaires partner with Democrats By Mark Luedtke Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently became the third richest man in the world. The net wealth of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently jumped $3.4 billion in an hour. Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates is the world’s richest man. But they all want more. Of course, they didn’t come […]

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Fly like the Wright brothers

WBF pilots Rich Stepler and Don Stroud tested Wright "B" Flyer No. 001 and made a photo flight at Stinson Airport in San Antonio, TX in preparation for tomorrow's Military Flight Centennial.

Experience aviation history at Wright B Flyer Museum By Mark Luedtke Six years after inventing powered flight in 1903, the Wright brothers established the Wright Company in Dayton, then produced the first practical airplane in 1910: the Wright B Flyer. That airplane might have been relegated to dusty books, if not for the efforts of […]

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Mayor Whaley wants you

To pay higher taxes By Mark Luedtke This was predictable. Not long ago, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley campaigned to make the temporary part of Dayton’s income tax permanent. It was only a matter of time before she pushed to steal more money from the people she pretends to represent. The Dayton Daily News reports she’s […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 7/26

From Venezuela to the US By Mark Luedtke Self-serving leftists point to Sweden and Norway as examples where socialism supposedly works while conveniently ignoring places like Cuba and Venezuela where it obviously doesn’t. This is a false argument. Socialism doesn’t work in Sweden or Norway. Sweden and Norway are fascist welfare states much like the […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 7/19

Clinton guilty (again) Mark Luedtke If Donald Trump had carelessly made classified information vulnerable to Russian and Chinese hackers and the FBI found out about it, he’d never see the outside of a prison cell again. Government would seize all his property, leaving his family destitute. Leftists would cheer his political assassination, a warning to […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 7/12/16

Victory for the forgotten man Mark Luedtke One of the laws of economics can be stated as “If something is unsustainable, it will end.” That’s true of the political economy, as well as the productive economy. Since the beginning of the progressive 20th century, Western progressive rulers have relentlessly amassed power into central governments and […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 7/5/16

Beware of sex robots By Mark Luedtke Ever since IBM’s Watson computer crushed the best Jeopardy players in history, every celebrity brain from physicist Stephen Hawking to plutocrat Elon Musk has warned about the dangers of artificial intelligence (AI). They fear AI will wipe out humans as in “Terminator.” Of course, right after Musk made […]

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Behind the bookcase

Dayton's Children

Mark Martel’s ‘Dayton’s Children’ reinvents By Mark Luedtke Photo: Aeronautical engineer Maude Elsa Gardner (left) and chemist Thomas Midgley Jr. (right) from ‘Dayton’s Children’; photos: Mark Martel Few people know many of the technologies they use every day were invented in Dayton. Mark Martel wants to fix that. Martel published a history of the fascinating characters […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 6/28/16

Governments and religions should be measured by peace by Mark Ludetke Governments should be measured by the extent to which they limit aggression and promote peace, not by their form. The more aggression and violence employed by a state, the worse it is. The more governments reject aggression and promote peace, the better. Taxes, regulations, […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 6/21/16

A target-rich environment for mass murderers and politicians Mark Leudtke Once again, we mourn the dead in the wake of spectacular government failure, this time in Orlando. But politicians don’t mourn. Like serial killers, politicians tend to be psychopaths. Even government’s Smithsonian Magazine admits, “… you don’t have to be an ax-wielding murderer to possess […]

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The Docket: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman […]

Debate Forum: 8/23


For rent Can Ohio’s national park be “leased” for drilling? By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: name the only national forest […]

On The Beat: 8/23

Roadside fruit stands, where art thou? By Jim Bucher Think the older you get, the more nostalgic. Guess it’s all […]

On Your Marc: 8/23

No character like McVie By Marc Katz I know, there were iconic entertainment groups that played early in their careers […]

Debate Forum: 8/16/16


For the love of the game Olympic athletes have big dreams, but empty wallets—Should the government step in? By Sarah […]