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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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Conspiracy Theorist: 6/14

Same old story Mark Luedtke Dayton’s rulers have been saying the same prevarications about improving Dayton’s economy for 60 years while the city continually declines. They refuse to acknowledge crony socialism doesn’t work. It doesn’t work because it can’t work, but it makes them rich and powerful. You can’t steal money from productive people, waste […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 6/8/16

Happy Memorial Delay from TSA Mark Luedtke TSA recently exploded into the news again with extraordinary wait times at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Travelers were advised to show up three hours early to avoid missing flights. In typical socialist fashion, TSA blamed personnel shortages and budget cuts for the delay. Despite no delays in the region, […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 5/31/16

Much ado about property rights Mark Luedtke You might have heard about the heathens in North Carolina preventing transgenders from using the bathroom of their choice. Roy Cordato explains how the conflict started. “In late February the Charlotte, North Carolina, city council passed an ‘antidiscrimination’ law, scheduled to go into effect on April 1. It […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 5/24/16

Never trust socialist water Mark Luedtke Two incongruous stories appeared in the Dayton Daily News today, the day I’m writing. First was a story about the 20th annual Dayton Children’s Water Festival. I read the DDN headlines every day, and I love festivals, but I’d never heard of the Dayton Children’s Water Festival. I expected […]

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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

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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

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