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Conspiracy Theorist: 9/13

Social spending Profits improve all our lives By Mark Luedtke   Some people compare capitalism and socialism from a utilitarian point of view, others from an ethical point of view. From a practical point of view, Ludwig von Mises destroyed the idea of socialism with one observation. As the Mises Institute Wiki reads, “Ludwig von […]

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On The Beat: 9/13

To vote or not to vote? That is the question By Jim Bucher Well, this certainly has been a little different. If this is your first election, trust me, it’s never been like this before. On one hand Nov. 8, 2016, is historical as we either elect the first woman president or a first-timer with […]

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Growing men


Untangling masculinity in ‘Of Beards and Men’ By Ehron Ostendorf Photo: Roman Emperor Hadrian represents an example of the associations of facial hair with power in Christopher Oldstone-Moore’s ‘Of Beards and Men’ Professors face the challenge of making content engaging for their students, prone to boredom in large lecture halls. Christopher Oldstone-Moore, Ph.D., wanted to […]

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Dale Huffman, behind the byline

By Jim Bucher First, I hope you know me by now. I was on TV here for almost 25 years and am celebrating three years writing for Dayton City Paper, and I try to keep my stories positive, for the most part, with maybe a rant or five. With that said, I would never speak […]

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EpiPen, monopoly, and prices

Proof government cares nothing for your life By Mark Luedtke   You may not have heard about the EpiPen price crisis, but anybody whose life depends on EpiPens has. The price of a two-pack of EpiPens has skyrocketed to $600 from $100 in 2010. The pen delivers adrenaline, which can relax muscles and free airways […]

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Beyond civilization


A brutal journey into the desert and the monster within By Brittany Erwin photo: Frisco, Utah, where the Jacobyites call home in ‘Ghosts of the Desert’; photo: Steven Poelzing Imagine you are kidnapped by desert-dwelling hermits. You live among them, rob graves together, and even commit murder as you succumb to being a member of this […]

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Montgomery County Fair

Memories then and now By Jim Bucher As the dog days of summer approach and the cicadas make music in the muggy August air, it’s a sure sign that our hometown fair is upon us. Yep, the 164th edition of the Montgomery County Fair is this week, Aug. 31 – Sept. 5. You know me, […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 8/30

No new car for you Thanks to Obama’s regulations By Mark Luedtke   You might have noticed the price of new cars is rising. Kelley Blue Book reports, “The estimated average transaction price (ATP) for light vehicles in the United States was $34,112 in January 2016.  New-car prices have increased by $919 (up 2.8 percent) […]

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The Docket: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman had entered and walked over to the liquor section. The owner could partly see her, but didn’t see her take anything. When he went about his business, she walked over to the Jack Daniels area […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 8/23

King green By Mark Luedtke You might think Elon Musk walks on water, or at least fuels his cars with it, because that’s the image the media portrays of the Tesla Motors CEO. Every article about Tesla drips with hype, but don’t believe it. Reuters reports, “Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) reported a steeper than expected […]

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The Docket: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman […]

Debate Forum: 8/23


For rent Can Ohio’s national park be “leased” for drilling? By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: name the only national forest […]

On The Beat: 8/23

Roadside fruit stands, where art thou? By Jim Bucher Think the older you get, the more nostalgic. Guess it’s all […]

On Your Marc: 8/23

No character like McVie By Marc Katz I know, there were iconic entertainment groups that played early in their careers […]

Debate Forum: 8/16/16


For the love of the game Olympic athletes have big dreams, but empty wallets—Should the government step in? By Sarah […]