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Debate 7/17: Flag on the Play

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Q: Should persons with certain known behavioral tendencies such as suicide or violence be prohibited from owning guns? Legislatures across the country are taking up the difficult question of when the state can remove weapons from an individual who, having legally obtained a gun, begins to display behavior or rhetoric threatening to society. It is […]

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Conspiracy Theorist 7/17: Hooray for Domino’s

Year after year, the same roads are torn up and road crews patch them. But they never really repair them. They put temporary patches on the roads because road repair is about creating socialist jobs and buying votes, not really repairing roads. This is the modern version of paying people to dig ditches then fill […]

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On Your Marc 7/17: Good any day

First, a funny story. Larry Lee, the big tackle from Roth High School, for a number of reasons decided he was going to UCLA for college and football. Woody Hayes, the Ohio State coach, was unhappy with that decision, calling Lee just prior to signing day trying to convince him to go to Ohio State. […]

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Debate 7/10: You’ve got mail…for now!

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Who in their wildest dreams thought Donald Trump could be a consensus builder? Certainly not me. Donald has done something truly remarkable. He has united Democrats and Republicans in Congress in a stand against his inane proposal to privatize the United States Postal Service (USPS). And, in another astonishing accomplishment not frequently seen in Washington, […]

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On Your Marc 7/10: Border lines

While families have been torn apart at the U.S./Mexican border and protests of outrage are surfacing there and across the country—intensified by a travel ban from countries that include Venezuela—Hispanics from those countries who play or coach the Dayton Dragons do so seemingly without impediment. There are three players on the Dragons from Mexico and […]

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Conspiracy Theorist 7/10: Fascism, American-style

When we think of fascism, we think of military parades and Hitler and Mussolini appointing directors of corporations to make them agents of the government. While Americans have our own version of military parades—every parade in America worships the military—we don’t roll missiles down Main Street. At least we haven’t so far. President Trump plans […]

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Conspiracy 7/3: Fake news and phony outrage

Everybody can rest easy. Stormy Daniels is heading to the Mexican border to solve the illegal immigrant children problem. You know, the problem created by President Bush the Younger and his Democrat Congress. The same problem that went quietly unnoticed during eight years of the Obama administration. Somehow Rachel Maddow refrained from shedding a single […]

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On Your Mark 7/3: Just a mile from home…plate

Braxton Whitehead, winning the game of life By Marc Katz You could have given me 100 guesses and I don’t think I ever would have tagged Braxton Whitehead as a future banker. He was the first catcher for the Dayton Dragons in 2000, looked like a tough guy and had a “branding” gone bad on […]

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Debate 6/26: Importing domestic violence?

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Q: Should persons seeking to escape domestic violence be granted asylum in the United States? Another week, and more drama on the immigration front. This past week, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions overturned a decision enacted by the Obama administration that would allow women fleeing domestic violence in foreign countries to be granted asylum […]

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Conspiracy 6/26: Homeless and Hopeless

We live in absurd times. Governments claim to fight things and people believe them even though the things grow ever worse. The wars on terror, drugs, and poverty come instantly to mind. We see with our own eyes government isn’t fighting those things. It creates them and makes them worse, but we still allow rulers […]

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On Your Marc 6/26: Mr. Enthusiasm

Adam Rosales has played most of the past 10 seasons in the major leagues, recently turned 35 and is in a holding pattern with the Columbus Clippers in Class AAA, the top rung of Cleveland’s minor league system. You may forgive him if he’s thinking about retiring soon to Arizona, where he lives with his […]

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Conspiracy 6/19: Reality Check

I follow the Dayton Daily News, so I thought everything was wonderful around the area. People are moving into subsidized housing in downtown Dayton in droves. Kettering, Huber Heights, and the rest of the suburbs are growing. The economy is booming. Jobs grow on trees. Mana falls from heaven. The Miami Valley is the place […]

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On Your Marc 6/19: Lefty, the Caps & Stanley

The call came, as important ones concerning sports usually do, from Ralph Morrow, the former sports editor of the Dayton Daily News. He wondered, in the wake of Washington’s recent Stanley Cup championship, if I was thinking about Lefty McFadden, the late founder and general manager of the old Dayton Gems hockey team.

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Debate 6/12: A tweet too far

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Was anyone really surprised? Roseanne Barr has stepped in it again. Always a loose cannon, she managed to offend just about everyone last week with, no matter how you slice it, a Tweet that few would argue was racist. She compared former Obama Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, an African-American woman, to an ape. The outrage […]

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A top-notch education

It is more than two hours before game time, and Dragons pitching coach Seth Etherton is hunched over a pile of stats on his desk. He has already spent several hours on the field with his charges, running them through warm-up drills and going over their pitching mechanics.

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Debate 6/5: Does the punishment fit the crime?

Ackley DCP 6-1-2018

On May 18, 2018, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. Ten people were killed; 10 more injured. Pagourtzis was arrested the same afternoon, and booked into Galveston County Jail on one charge of capital murder of multiple persons and one charge of aggravated assault against a public […]

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Springfield’s hidden gem

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Referred to as an American Folk Art site, I didn’t know what I expected on my journey to Springfield’s Hartman […]

Debate 7/17: Flag on the Play

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Q: Should persons with certain known behavioral tendencies such as suicide or violence be prohibited from owning guns? Legislatures across […]

Conspiracy Theorist 7/17: Hooray for Domino’s

Year after year, the same roads are torn up and road crews patch them. But they never really repair them. […]

On Your Marc 7/17: Good any day

First, a funny story. Larry Lee, the big tackle from Roth High School, for a number of reasons decided he […]

The Cult, Stone Temple Pilots, and Bush at Rose

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“Rock and roll never forgets,” the classic rock song goes, and Billy Duffy, guitarist and founding member of the British […]