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Those 19 firefighters didn’t need to die by Mark Luedtke Every year, wildfires burn an outrageous amount of territory. Homes and property are consumed by fires. Forests are wiped out. Millions of animals are killed. These fires are perennial personal, economic and environmental disasters on a massive scale. It doesn’t have to be that way. […]

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Parasites destroy local businesses By: Mark Luedtke Downtown bar J Alans is out of business. I spent a lot of time in that bar with owners Phil, Carla, Jeff and Junior – all of whom I like a lot – as well as the bartenders and regulars. J Alans was the cultural center for live music […]

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Drive into history

At Dayton’s Packard Museum  By: Mark Luedtke Photo: 1930 745 Brewster Convertible Sedan Photo Credit: Andrew Thompson Daytonians take it as an article of faith that Dayton was a big time car town a century ago. Everybody says so. Visitors can view an historic automobile exhibit at Carillon Park to validate this claim, but few really […]

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Abandoned puppies by Mark Luedtke   Photo: [l to r] The author’s daschund and the two puppies left outside his house   On January 31 of this year, my girlfriend and I were forced to take care of two abandoned puppies. I took my dachshund out in the evening as usual, but as we walked onto […]

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What does the Dayton City Commission have to do with right to work? By: Mark Luedtke Right-to-work laws are determined at the state level, not the local level, so it might seem like the Dayton City Commission wasted a bunch of taxpayers’ money a couple of weeks ago when they passed a resolution unanimously opposing any right-to-work […]

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The U.S. is still lying about its spy programs By Mark Luedtke If I told you about a government program that recorded every electronic communication of its own citizens – phone calls, emails, texts, chats and anything else it could think of – you would think I was talking about China or Russia. The Chinese […]

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Flying into Uncharted Territory

The Dayton Air Show defies sequester By Mark Luedtke Photo: The World War II-era B-29 Superfortress “FIFI” is the last of its kind; photo credit: Scott Slocum The Sequester According to John Cudahy, president of the International Council of Air Shows, the Dayton Air Show is one of the most prestigious shows in the country. Cudahy […]

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Backlash against Monsanto and GMO foods by Mark Luedtke Monsanto is another of government’s corporate agents that is literally poisoning our food supply. The newest technique is modifying the DNA of crops to supposedly improve them. Health News Magazine explains how this got started, “The challenge of effective weed control spurred a ‘great’ idea from the […]

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Government’s corruption of our food By Mark Luedtke Of all government’s evil schemes, the corruption of our food supply to keep us sick and distracted is one of the most pernicious because, so far, the government has managed to keep it a secret. While liberals think corporations are the problem and that they control the […]

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Gays should be careful what they ask for By Mark Luedtke Because government is a coercive institution, every action it takes divides people into winners and losers. It used to be if one person wanted to buy a fuel-efficient car, they did so freely and were happy about it. If another person wanted to buy […]

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News of the weird: 09/16/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – A nerd’s rhapsody Nicholas Felton’s latest annual recap of his personal communications data is […]

Their exits and their entrances

Celebrating 20 years of Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Artistic director John Fleming addresses the audience during […]

In living color

Color: Impressions and Innovations at Glen Helen By Joyell Nevins Photo: Joe Barrish, “McLain Street View”; oil Our visual spectrum has […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Whoa is me Last year, after I split up with my girlfriend, the law firm I worked […]

Law & Disorder

The last word, Not the last laugh by A.J. Wagner In 1994, Justice Harry Blackmun, in the case of Callins […]

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – They didn’t see this coming? (1) German Rolf Buchholz, who owns the Guinness Book […]