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Forum Left, 2/28/12

Uninspiring Leadership Why the USPS Exemplifies Bad Policy By Ben Tomkins The closing of the Dayton mail-processing plant and subsequent laying off of hundreds of employees, despite a union contract expressly forbidding this practice, is yet another example of the price of the failed business policies and practices of administrators being paid by hard-working employees […]

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Forum Right, 2/28/12

Time, Technology March On By David H. Landon Last week there were two announcements that affected employment in the Miami Valley. First, there was the announcement by Eastman Kodak that it would trim its Kettering workforce by 80 jobs from their film processing operation. Second, the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced that it was […]

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Forum Center, 2/28/12

USPS Announces Closure of Dayton Processing Plant Last Thursday the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced new plans to consolidate or close 223 mail-processing plants across the US.  The plan affects 35,000 jobs starting in late May or June. The USPS has a total workforce of over 574,000 employees. The plan is a response to serious […]

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Forum Left, 2/21/12

Property Rights Are the Source of Civil Rights by Mark Luedtke There’s an old saying: Your right to swing your fist ends at my nose. In the same way, your right to free speech ends at my property line. While every individual has a natural right to free speech, no individual may seize the property […]

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Forum Right, 2/21/12

Can’t Rent Out Your Rights By A.J. Wagner It is seldom as easy as saying “I have Constitutional right!” because the likely response is, “So do I!” When a court hears these two statements, or something similar, a fair amount of analysis is brought to bear on the two sides with the outcome dependent on […]

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Forum Center, 2/21/12

Fairborn’s Free Speech Fiasco Every August, Fairborn, Ohio is the home of the annual Sweet Corn Festival. The festival is held at Community Park in Fairborn and is sponsored by the Fairborn Art Association and the Fairborn Lions Club.  In 2009, two men, Tracy Bays and Kerrigan Skelly, attended the festival and attempted to display […]

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Forum Left, 2/14/12

Who Dictates Your Standards? By Ben Tompkins Maybe even as recently as six months ago I would have dismissed this issue entirely on the grounds that any law that compels people of faith to submit to a state-mandated miscarriage of their otherwise semi-harmless beliefs is generally frowned upon by the Constitution.  I don’t like that […]

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Forum Right, 2/14/12

Obama Tries to Alienate Catholic Vote By David H. Landon Last month the President managed to find a way to anger construction workers, many of whom were union members, with the brilliant decision to block the Keystone XL Pipeline. Last week in an effort to alienate yet another voting block, the Obama administration ruled that, […]

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Forum Center, 2/14/12

Federal Birth Control Mandate Vs. Religious Freedom A recent decision by the Obama administration is putting it at odds with the Catholic Church and the social issue conservatives. The political battle lines have been drawn over a provision in the 2010 healthcare bill which required health insurance to cover basic preventative services dealing with pregnancy […]

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Forum Left, 1/31/12

The Degradation of the American Public By Ben Thomkins I have long suspected, despite the endless torrent of lip service they offer to the contrary in the guise of Christianity, trickle-down economics, unregulated mortgage firms and insurance companies, that Republican Congressmen and women actually don’t give a single crap about any human being who isn’t […]

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Advice Goddess: 4/21

By Amy Alkon Malice in Wonderland My boyfriend has a crazy ex-wife who can’t let go. She is the meanest, […]

News of the weird: 04/21

By Chuck Shepherd Government in action The predawn line in March actually started forming at midnight, snaking around the building […]

The Docket: 04/21

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Who? What? Me? Officers responded to a report […]

The man in the tall black hat

Troy-Hayner remembers Lincoln this month By Tim Walker Photo: Seward Johnson’s “Return Visit” sculpture will be unveiled on May 3; […]

Chew on this: 04/14

Banishing the blues with blueberries By Jayne Powers A change of seasons often signals a change in what we eat. Springtime […]

The Docket: 04/14

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim A mirror misunderstanding Officers responded to a theft report in a grocery store parking lot. […]