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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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Debate Center, 9/4

Armstrong Stripped of Tour De France Titles for Suspected Doping For nearly a decade, American cyclist Lance Armstrong dominated the world of bike racing, winning a number of titles including seven consecutive Tour De France victories. Throughout that time, many in the world of professional cycling suspected Armstrong of cheating, although he consistently passed all […]

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Debate Left, 9/4

Bob Costas Puts Hammer to Nail By Ben Tomkins I’ll be real quick and then I’ll let Bob Costas close it out. If you follow the top 10 riders in each Tour de France from Lance’s prime years, 1999 to 2005, you see an obvious trend: progressively more and more of them were sanctioned for […]

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News of the weird: 03/03

By Chuck Shepherd The Unhoneymoon A Saratoga Springs, New York, resort has begun accepting totally defeated husbands and wives for […]

The Docket: 03/03

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Plausible deniability Officers responded to a nuisance call. […]

Advice Goddess: 3/3

By Amy Alkon The Wicked Witch of the Westin There’s a girl who works at the hotel where my co-workers […]

Chew on this: 03/03

Eating has a mind of its own By Jayne Powers How food and eating manifest themselves in our lives and […]

Homegrown harmonies

National Sing-Off Live Tour in Troy By Tara Pettit Photo: Street Corner Symphony will perform at Hobart Arena as part of The […]

Chew on this: 2/24

Be your own nutrition sleuth By Jayne Powers Photo: Composer Jake Heggie; photo: Art Clarity You may have read the […]