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Forum Center, 6/26

How Does the Fate of the Euro Affect the U.S. Economy? It’s hard to remember a time when the election of new government in Europe was so closely watched and had such a potential economic impact on the United States. The recently completed Greek parliamentary elections had observers in not just the U.S., but all […]

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Forum Left, 6/26

Austerity = Great Depression 2.0 By Rana Odeh The most common confusion surrounding the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis is the assumption that the United States is heading towards the same fiscal cliff that the 17 Eurozone countries are facing right now. The best way to understand it is to imagine that each one of the […]

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Forum Right, 6/26

An Avalanche of Austerity Is Coming One Way or Another by Mark Luedtke We’re the stupidest people in history. Early Americans bequeathed us wealth previously unimagined because they understood economics and the nature of government. With the exception of the very first colonies in the US, which were almost exterminated by socialism, well-educated Americans managed […]

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Forum Right, 6/12

Walker was Victorious in Wisconsin Because His Reforms Worked By David H. Landon The folks at MSNBC had a bad night last Tuesday evening. They were determined that the “evil one,” Republican Governor Scott Walker, was going to lose his recall election. They were predicting that the election would be close, based on the exit […]

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Forum RIght, 6/5

Who Owns Your Property? by Mark Luedtke You probably think you own your property. For several centuries in the US, property rights were almost sacrosanct. Our parents believed they owned their property, and their parents believed they owned their property, so we do the same. But that’s always been a charade. None of us really […]

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Forum Left, 6/5

Objections to ban go up in smoke By Marianne Stanley Before there can be any meaningful discussion of whether or not the Ohio Supreme Court overstepped its bounds in upholding the ban on smoking in bars and restaurants and other public places, it just might help to take a look at the definition of a […]

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Forum Center, 6/5

Ohio Supreme Court Unanimously Upholds Smoking Ban This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 25 states have passed laws banning smoking in workplaces, restaurants and bars during the past 10 years. Assuming that trend continues, the entire nation could have similar bans by 2020, the report stated. Another 10 states prohibit […]

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Forum Right, 5/29/12

Obama’s Support of Same Sex Marriage Will Cost Him Swing States By David H. Landon By Election Day, the President’s May 9th decision to support same-sex marriage will either be seen as an act of genius or a miscalculated publicity stunt which has cost him the election. I think the early data would suggest the […]

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Forum Left, 5/29/12

Proud to Be an American Where At Least I Know I Am Free By Jolene Pohl Our country has finally come out of the closet to declare its gay pride! That is why our President felt compelled not only to show his respect for a community of dedicated activists but also to establish a marker […]

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Forum Center, 5/29/12

President Obama Announces Support of Same-Sex Marriage Most pundits believe that this Presidential election will be decided on the issue of the economic health of the country. The nation’s jobless rate and the economy are the number one concern of Americans in every poll. Both candidates, Romney and Obama, are busy testing messages on how […]

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Forum Left, 5/26/12

Want to Text in the Car? Pull Over! By Marianne Stanley Really?  There’s even a question of whether texting while driving should be illegal?    To be sitting behind the wheel of 1,000-plus pounds of rolling metal is a huge responsibility.   Study after study has shown the tragic consequences of taking our eyes off the road […]

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Forum Right, 5/26/12

The Price of Policy By Mark Luedtke Because nearly all of us were brainwashed in government schools, we have a dangerously warped view about economics and the nature of government. The reality is, because the state is a coercive institution funded by theft, it attracts the worst people to work for it. The worst of […]

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Forum Center, 5/26/12

Dnt Ansr That Txt Message N UR Car … Aamof It’s Now a Crime! (Don’t Answer That Text Message in Your Car … As a Matter of Fact it’s Now a Crime!) Governor Kasich is about to sign a recently passed statewide texting-while-driving ban which targets all drivers but is more aggressive towards those young […]

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Forum Right, 5/8/12

The Boy Scouts Have a Right to Free Association Too By Mark Luedtke Before political correctness chilled speech in America, there used to be a great tradition of free speech summed up by the saying, “I don’t agree with what you say, but I defend your right to say it.” In that tradition, I’m going […]

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Forum Left, 5/8/12

Pandering to a Fundamentalist Minority By Marianne Stanley The irony of this whole thing is that Jennifer Tyrrell’s removal from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is based on utter disrespect and exclusion, contrary to the founding principles of the BSA, as enunciated in 1908 by its founder, British general Robert Baden-Powell.  Two years later, […]

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Forum Center, 5/8/12

Boy Scouts of America Removes Lesbian Troop Leader The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest private youth organizations in the United States. The organization’s fundamental policies are very conservative and would not be considered by most to be politically correct.  The BSA has policies that not only prohibit atheists and agnostics […]

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The new Splash Moraine?

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