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Conspiracy Theorist

The war on terror is a racket By Mark Luedtke It’s been a terrible month for the military. Generally considered above reproach, even worshiped, Stars and Stripes reported corruption runs rampant among military personnel: “The laundry list of wrongdoing, in the Defense Department and in various other government agencies, is contained in a surprisingly readable […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Dayton’s income tax makes every year terrible for jobs By Mark Luedtke Reality forced the Dayton Daily News to write a story titled “2013 was bad year for jobs in Dayton.” That must have hurt. There’s no better propaganda organ for Dayton’s thieving rulers than the Dayton Daily News. They seem to publish fantasies about […]

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On the beat

Parenting 101 in 2014 By Jim Bucher As I sat here pondering the subject for my next column, an unfortunate incident happened – yet another argument with my eldest teenage daughter. So, while my original idea was to write about the rare do-do bird and how its eggs offer healing properties, I’m doing an about-face […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Who owns Target stores? By Mark Luedtke Bush and Obama’s state-run economy continues its downward spiral. To virtually no media coverage, the Wall Street Journal and Heritage Foundation released their 2014 Index of Economic Freedom, and for the first time, the U.S. has fallen out of the Top 10 to 12th. This is scandalous.Our American […]

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On the beat

The country is coupon crazy By Jim Bucher OK, a show of hands out there in Dayton City Paper reader land: How many of you use coupons?Come on, admit it. We’ve all – at one time or another – used a coupon for something. Heck, I saw a young couple coming out of a local hospital […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Two tales of Moraine’s big fish deal By Mark Luedtke It’s about time we had some good economic news. I’m not talking about December’s official 6.7 percent unemployment rate. That happened because hundreds of thousands more people dropped out of the work force. President Obama and the Federal Reserve continue dragging the U.S. economy down […]

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Debate Forum 01/28

DEBATE CENTER: Is it high time for more discussion about alcohol and marijuana? Illustration: Chris Britt By Alex Culpepper  The 1936 movie “Reefer Madness” is a cult classic that portrays the lives of urban youth getting hooked on marijuana and becoming raving lunatics, who in some cases go insane, commit suicide or even kill someone else. […]

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on the beat

There’s no business like snow business  By Jim Bucher I remember a time when a prediction of snow meant sledding, snowball fights and no school. Why is snow now ostracized? White death – Snowmageddon if you will. Last I looked, snow hasn’t changed in my lifetime. Snow is snow, right? So why, oh why, are we […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Another power grid crisis By: Mark Luedtke It happens every year. It either gets hot, cold or the wind blows, and Big Power bigwigs warn the electric grid is overloaded and consumers must conserve power. During the recent cold snap, the Dayton Daily News published a typical warning: “The arctic cold snap that’s frozen the […]

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Debate Forum 01/21

Debate Center: Judge aims to write the ending to blogger’s story of scandal Illustration: Elliot Ward By Alex Culpepper What do Chen Wei of China, Mojtaba Lotfi of Iran, Nikolai Yarst of Russia and Roger Shuler of Alabama all have in common? Answer: They are all journalists who have been imprisoned. The first three are among hundreds […]

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News of the weird: 09/23/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – New frontiers in American vacuousness The WE cable network disclosed in August  it had […]

High expectations

Harvest Moon and Balloon Fest returns to Troy By Melissa Markham Photo: The Miami County Harvest Moon and Balloon Festival […]

Troy, unplugged

Fall Farm Festival at Lost Creek Reserve By Tammy Newsom Photo: Visitors take a wagon ride down Scarecrow Lane at […]

Law & Disorder: Blowing up our democracy

Lawmaking for sale By AJ Wagner Last week, I noted how Republicans won’t be formally approving President Barack Obama’s war […]

The bold and the beardless

A clean-shaven Matisyahu at Bogart’s By Alan Sculley Photo: Matisyahu will perform on Sept. 26 at Bogart’s in Cincinnati Aside […]

Advice goddess

By Amy Alkon   Doody-bound You printed a letter from a guy who doesn’t want to be a father and […]