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Conspiracy Theorist: 09/02

Fascism is socialism Mark Luedtke   You have to give leftists credit. They masterfully muddy, smear, change and destroy the definition of words. In the most obvious recent instance, “gay” used to mean happy. Now it means homosexual. How they changed that meaning, I’ll never know. Possibly the first and most fundamental was the change […]

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Before they were drones


Giant remote-controlled aircraft show at Air Force Museum By Mark Luedtke Photo: The annual Giant Scale Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft show takes place Sept. 4-6 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base; photo: Don Popp Every child loves radio-controlled airplanes. You can watch people flying them in parks all over the country. But you won’t see a spectacular […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 8/25

Presidential Idol By Mark Luedtke I admit I watched the entire Republican Party debate in Cleveland the other night. Not because I care for any of the candidates, they’re all crooks, but because I thought it would be entertaining. I was right. The debate was hilarious. It exemplified everything politics in America has become: shallow, […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 8/18

The rapist’s refrain: stop resisting By Mark Luedtke In the wake of another murder by a local cop, the message from our rulers is clear: Don’t resist. Trust the police. Ignore their crimes. If police do something wrong, they will be punished. Tell that to the family of John Crawford III, murdered by a Beavercreek […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 8/11


NOAA Goes Rogue Creates imaginary data to support Obama’s political goals Mark Luedtke Illustration: Josh;   Emperor Obama has a problem. He wants to leave a destructive legacy regarding global warming that matches the rest of his legacy, but the climate won’t cooperate. According to satellite data, which remains uncorrupted so far, there has […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 08/04

Concern for Celtic Festival Mark Luedtke I look forward to Celtic Festival every year, and it’s long been a fun, growing festival. But festivals at RiverScape don’t last long. The old Memorial Day festival was squeezed out of business years ago. The Lebanese Festival moved to the St. Ignatius Church on Springboro Pike. Cityfolk recently […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 7/28

The problem in Greece: Socialists ran out of other people’s money By Mark Luedtke Apologies to Margaret Thatcher for the title. One of the ironclad laws of economics is if something is unsustainable, it will end. Socialism, a system of theft and violence against the people, is unsustainable, and it’s ending in Greece—as it will […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 7/21

Thank Paleo for health Discredited nutritionists are desperate to save their jobs Mark Luedtke Because government and its corporate agents enjoy a virtual monopoly on science, science in America is in crisis. We’ve seen the fantastic failures produced by the global warming, Big Pharma, health care, Monsanto and more pseudo-scientists. Nutrition science used to be […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 7/14

Socialist water disaster Socialists produce shortages then threaten victims Mark Luedtke A fluke of climate, unusually wet weather over the last 100 years, caused many people to forget the western U.S., including California, is mostly desert. Typical hubris of socialists and boondoggles like the Hoover Dam fooled people into thinking government could permanently transform the […]

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Winging It


Barnstorming Carnival revives aerial tradition By Mark Luedtke Photo: A 1929 Travel Air gives two passengers the open cockpit biplane experience over a local Springfield-area farm Dewey Davenport is living his dream. Having grown up in the Dayton area, the owner and sole proprietor of Goodfolk and O’Tymes Biplane Rides fell in love with planes and […]

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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 […]