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Genie, you’re free By Jim Bucher As I write this column, news is breaking of comedian Robin Williams’ death by suicide. But why would the actor/comedian take his own life? He struggled with addiction throughout his life and recent revelations Williams was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease adds more questions than answers. But the news was […]

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Welcome back to sunny Iraq By Mark Luedtke President Obama finally got his wish: he dragged the U.S. back into war in Iraq. Of course, that isn’t what the president who promised, “if you like your health insurance plan, you can keep it,” says. The Associated Press quoted the president, “‘As commander in chief, I […]

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Buch, all over the map By Jim Bucher It’s time for my views and observations from around the valley. So, as the old movie line goes: Buckle up, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. City of Dayton leaders I know we had other pressing issues – not sure what those were – and some […]

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The U.S. disease factory By Mark Luedtke Americans have been fooled into believing government and the health care system it controls prevents and cures diseases. Heck, the CDC’s full name is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, so it must be true. But the Health Wyze Report made an important point: “While some practicing […]

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Muse Machine sings the movies By Jim Bucher We have such talent here in Dayton and the Miami Valley, but don’t take my word for it. You can experience it firsthand as the best of the best high school students from all over our area converge for the Muse Machine’s summer concert, this Thursday evening […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Afterglo

Four healthy vacation ideas by Caroline Shannon-Karasik One of the best things about vacation time is many of our everyday routines go out the window. There are no meetings to attend or rush hour to tackle; breakfast becomes brunch and reading a book while intermittently napping is the norm. But, while time away from home […]

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Summary execution for a tax evader by Mark Luedtke There are two, and only two, ways one can obtain the property of another. The first is through voluntary means. You can either exchange something for the property, or the owner of the property can give it to you. The second is theft. If the theft […]

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Fraze: the second half By Jim Bucher Right around Major League Baseball’s All-Star break, I get to thinking how the summer has flown by. Next thing you know, it’ll be back-to-school sales. Oh wait, that’s already happening. Sorry, kids. Even though summer may be winding down, the season at Fraze Pavilion is just gearing up […]

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The manufactured illegal immigration crisis By Mark Luedtke After Barack Obama was elected, his then-Chief of Staff, now-Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, stated, “You never want to let a serious crisis go to waste.” But rulers need not wait for a serious crisis when they can manufacture one. Most Americans correctly identified President Obama and his […]

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Beware the sucker economy By Mark Luedtke Yahoo trumpeted, “The Dow Jones industrial average is trading above 17,000 for the first time after the U.S. government reported a big gain in hiring last month.”  The stock market keeps rising forever with nary a glitch. To bulls, the unprecedented, positive run since the 2008 crash shows […]

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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 […]

On craft and craftsmanship

In the studio with Landon Crowell By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Landon Crowell, Inertia in Light of a Likely Disaster, 2011. Wood, […]

Modern masters, talking turkeys and the king himself

Your summer roadmap to art in Cincinnati By Susan Byrnes Photo: Trenton Doyle Hancock, “Hot Coals in Soul,” 2010. Acrylic and […]