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Debate Forum

Can U.S. presidential debates really affect the outcome of the race? Last week at the University of Denver was the first debate between presidential candidates Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. Both candidates were touted by their own camps to be formidable debaters. President Obama’s camp was comfortable with his debating skills, having witnessed his […]

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Debate Center, 10/02

Who are Mitt Romney’s 47 percent? Last week a short video clip provided by the publication Mother Jones, appeared from an event several months ago in which Mitt Romney was speaking to a group at a private fundraiser. In his comments Romney said 47 percent of Americans would almost automatically vote for President Barack Obama […]

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Debate Left, 10/02

The Leeches – by Dr. Seuss By Ben Tomkins – Now, the Star-Bell Sneetches had bellies with stars. The Plain-Belly Sneetches had none upon thars. Those stars weren’t so big. They were really so small. You might think such a thing wouldn’t matter at all. – Dr. Seuss The 47 percent are exactly who Mitt […]

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Debate Right, 10/02

The dangers of the entitlement society By David Watson The French political thinker and historian, Alexis de Tocqueville, was best known for his book “Democracy in America.” After traveling across the country for two years, in 1835 Tocqueville wrote of America and its emerging democratic order. Tocqueville wrote of his travels through America at a […]

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Debate Center, 9/25

Is this crappy movie really the cause of unrest in the Middle East? As America reels from the deadly attack on this year’s anniversary of 9/11 that killed Christopher Stevens, the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, the question of what caused the attacks has been the subject of much debate.  Immediately after […]

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Debate Left, 9/25

It’s not just about the video By Rana Odeh “In Libya, to speak of a protest is misleading. The assault in which U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens died was probably a coordinated, complex undertaking by an organized militant group, perhaps in concert with al-Qaeda’s North African affiliate. It represents broader Libyan opinion no more than Anders […]

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Debate Right, 9/25

The big lies never end by Mark Luedtke Since Sept. 11, 2012, when Muslims attacked the U.S. embassy in Cairo and the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, government officials and the press have blamed the attacks on some crappy YouTube movie that slanders the Prophet Muhammad and Muslims in general. There are so many Big Lies […]

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Debate Center, 9/18

Chicago Teachers Go On Strike A week ago from yesterday, 25,000 Chicago teachers (average salary: $76,000 before benefits) walked out of their classrooms, leaving nearly 350,000 schoolchildren and their parents with no school. The Chicago teachers union decided Sunday to continue its weeklong strike, extending the standoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The teachers are fighting […]

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Debate Left, 9/18

Preachers’ Unions By Ben Tomkins This conversation is wearing me out. The Chicago teachers strike is not about money.  It’s about the pressure being put on teachers to extract a certain level of performance from students regardless of their socio-economic status by people who have no concept of the reality of education. Many teachers in […]

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Debate Right, 9/18

Teacher evaluations necessary but need to be fair By Rob Scott The tools for teaching have drastically changed over the years. However, the constant fundamental is the teachers themselves. Teachers do hold a special status in our society that is much different from that of plumbers, lawyers or accountants. Anyone can remember their best teachers […]

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The Docket: 08/04

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Amanda Dee I said, ‘excuse me’ A man called in on […]

Art, it’s ALIVE!

A studio visit with Megan Smallwood By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Megan Smallwood, Griffin   My first and only physical encounter with […]

Sparks fly

Snapshot of community illuminated at DVAC open members’ show By Susan Byrnes Photo:Zach Steele, Wympee; photo: Patrick Mauk Everyone is […]

Chew on this: 08/04

Condiment conundrum By Jayne Powers   When buying food, we should focus on picking nutrient-rich foods that are low in […]

Advice Goddess: 08/04

By Amy Alkon   Requiem For A Scream I’m a 28-year-old woman in a relationship with a really great guy. […]

Advice Goddess: 7/28

By Amy Alkon   Emotion Sickness Last week, my girlfriend was all annoyed about something (something relatively unimportant). I’m normally […]