Tag Archives: opinion

On the beat: 04/21

Local Wheeler is on ‘The Wheel’ By Jim Bucher It’s “wheelie” a dream come true for Judy Wheeler. I mean after all, she plays the game well while watching TV from the cozy confines of her Barcalounger. What I’m referring to is America’s favorite game show – “Wheel of Fortune.” Millions of “Wheel” watchers tune […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 4/21

Corrupt from  bottom to top From the most junior cops to the most senior prosecutors and judges By Mark Luedtke Most Americans believe the U.S. justice system is about deterring crime and capturing and punishing criminals, in other words, dispensing justice. This is a dangerous misconception. While the system sometimes captures and punishes actual criminals, […]

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Debate Forum: 04/21

Forum Center: Can we reschedule? By Sarah Sidlow Illustration: Jed Helmers As more and more states slowly begin the process of legalizing marijuana for medical and, in some instances, recreational use, many have begun to question whether the drug’s federal schedule classification should be reconsidered. Currently, marijuana is considered a Schedule I drug – the highest rank […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 4/14

Surveillance hypocrisy Cops monitor our every action, but don’t dare monitor cops By Mark Luedtke Of the many evil properties of our coercive system of government, systematic, institutionalized lawlessness is one of the most pernicious. Lawless cops are especially dangerous. Their permission to break the law regularly extends to the murder of peaceful, law-abiding citizens. […]

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On the beat: 04/14

Urban Nights defunct; now what? By Jim Bucher By now you’ve heard the news. Urban Nights, the wonderful twice-yearly Downtown Dayton promotional event is done. The everything-is-great-in-Dayton party pulled out all the stops, offering music, entertainment, shopping, dining and showing off its awesome central city housing. It was an offshoot of the old Downtown Dayton […]

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Debate Forum: 04/14

Forum Center: Ohio’s latest smoking gun By Sarah Sidlow Illustration: Jed Helmers No permit, no training requirement and no searches for gun owners? It may just happen – that is, if House Bill 147, introduced to the Ohio statehouse by Republican representative Ron Hood of Ashville, passes. If HB 147 is successful, Ohio would join Alaska, […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 4/7

A giant among pygmies By Mark Luedtke Sending children to government’s prison-schools is punishment in itself, but some misguided Ohio parents are heaping more punishment on their children by opting out of marathon Common Core testing sessions. Liberty.me reports, “Crystal Shultz’s child, who attends Clear Fork Valley schools, is not welcome in the school until […]

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Debate Forum: 04/07

Forum Center: Indiana wants me, Lord I can’t go back there By Sarah Sidlow The recent approval of Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) has businesses, political leaders and social groups up in arms on the grounds that it is anti-gay. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act says, essentially, that the government cannot “substantially burden” a […]

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On the beat: 04/07

Putting a ‘stop’ to red light cameras By Jim Bucher Chances are you’ve seen them flash a time or two – hopefully when it popped off you weren’t the “pop-ee.” I’m talking about the loved or loathed red light cameras. Proponents say they cut down big time on accidents. Critics counter they’re nothing but revenue […]

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Debate Forum: 03/31

Forum Center: A cure for apathy? By Sarah Sidlow Let’s make this clear: President Obama did not call for a constitutional amendment that would make voting mandatory. However, during a March appearance in Cleveland, Ohio, Obama did muse that mandatory voting was one strategy that could be useful in offsetting the power of political spending. […]

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News of the weird: 05/19

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Donating for dollars Already, healthy people can donate blood, sperm and eggs, but now […]

Advice Goddess: 5/19

By Amy Alkon All the single m’ladies I read your manners book and loved it. I just feel that for […]

Chew on this: 05/19

What to believe about coconut oil claims By Jayne Powers Coconuts are on a roll as a wonder food. I […]

The Docket: 05/19

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove D’oh! The owner of a Dayton bar contacted […]

News of the weird: 05/12

By Chuck Shepherd Marital enhancement Saudi Arabia’s very first sex accessory shop (in the holy city of Mecca) should be […]

Chew on this: 05/12

Weight loss for pudgy pets By Jayne Powers Pets, like people, get pudgy – even obese. According to the Association […]