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Fixing the fix

Voter redistricting issue lives on By A.J. Wagner The Supreme Court of Ohio consists of six Republican justices and one Democrat. The court has often been reliable for holding true to Republican views. Yet, in Voters First v. Ohio Ballot Board, five of the Republican Ohio Supreme Court justices essentially called Ohio’s Republican Secretary of […]

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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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Constitutional?

If you say so By A.J. Wagner Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) suggested a few weeks ago that federally-issued student loans were unconstitutional. He also said that disregarding the Constitution could lead down a “slippery slope” and cited the Holocaust as an example of what could happen when a country heads down a wrong path. At […]

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Debate Center, 9/11

Convicted murderer serving life sentence gets taxpayer-funded sex change In 1993, Robert Kosilek was tried and convicted for the 1990 murder of his wife.  Kosilek has been living as a woman, going by the name Michelle Kosilek, and receiving hormone treatments while serving his life term in prison in Massachusetts’ Corrections System. On Tuesday, Sept. […]

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Debate Left, 9/11

When the media muddies the waters By Marianne Stanley With all the quite serious, even life-threatening, issues swirling around us right now, getting caught up in whether or not an imprisoned person with severe Gender Identity Disorder (GID) should be granted “sex reassignment” surgery, also known as a sex change operation, seems pretty trite by […]

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Debate Right, 9/11

We live in bizarro world By Mark Luedtke The extent to which many Americans are disconnected from reality is demoralizing. For example, a judge recently ordered prison officials to use money stolen from Massachusetts taxpayers to pay for a sex change operation on an imprisoned murderer. The murderer claimed the surgery was a medical necessity, […]

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Above the law

Is Husted Trying to Fix the Election for Romney? By A.J. Wagner In Ohio, laws are being passed, repealed, challenged and ignored with a strange mix of legislation, referendum, law suits, directives and bullying in an effort to restrict early voting, especially for the last weekend prior to the election. Why is this last weekend […]

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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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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 […]