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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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False flag attacks in Syria By Mark Luedtke Months ago, President Obama threatened that if the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its own people, it would invite direct U.S. retaliation. Pat Buchanan characterized Obama’s statement, “Foolishly, [Obama] put his credibility on the line by warning that any Syrian use of chemical weapons would cross […]

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This isn’t democracy – it’s worse  By Mark Luedtke Dayton’s rulers suffered an historic defeat at the polls Tuesday, May 7. I knew the people of Dayton were fed up with the long time status quo, but I didn’t know it was this bad. Only 9,869 people voted in the runoff election for mayor. That’s […]

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All Americans Are Prisoners of the State By Mark Luedtke America has undergone a horrific transition. One of the founding American principles expounded in the Declaration of Independence is every individual is sovereign. Every individual has inalienable rights that government cannot breach. A corollary to individual sovereignty is the castle doctrine: a man’s home is […]

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Home. Grown. History.

Troy celebrates 200 years by Janell Ward Photo: A group of friends spends time in Troy in 1888; photo: Troy […]

Biplanes and barnstormers

WACO Museum Fly-In lands in Troy by Andy Hertel Photo: A row of vintage biplanes on display in Troy; photo: […]

One good eye

Cyclops Festival returns for fourth DIY year By Tim Anderl Photo: Cyclops Festival, the handmade art and apparel event, will take […]

Causing an uproar

Godsmack shreds across the country By Alan Sculley Photo: Godsmack will perform on Aug. 17 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati […]

Yellow Springs Theater Company

New company of professionals pushes theatrical boundaries By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Yellow Springs Theater Company rehearses D’Arc Comedy by wanda […]

Give it a spin

Whirled Festival of Tops By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The festivities begin at 5 p.m. in the area north of the […]