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Musings and mumblings from a meandering mind

By Jim Bucher This column will be all about what’s on my mind, and there’s plenty, so here goes. First, the I-75 construction – or should I say reconstruction – through downtown Dayton: Now I know it’s nowhere near completion, but with the closings of the downtown exit ramps northbound, I foresee a problem. If […]

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Socialist snow follies by Mark Luedtke Examining the abject failure of socialism on relatively minor issues exposes the horrific failure of socialism on the big issues – security, criminal justice, health care, running the economy and waging war. The ubiquitous failure of local governments to clear the roads of snow this winter is a perfect […]

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Unconditional love: A cat’s tail By Jim Bucher It has been almost a year since my new career path took me to the doorstep of the Dayton City Paper, and it’s been a fun journey so far. Going from a TV reporter/dude for almost 25 years to pages in print hasn’t been that difficult of a […]

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Sunday is the day to care  By Jim Bucher As a result of the long line of Germans in my family tree, I was bombarded with German foods growing up. I never much cared for sauerkraut or bratwurst and when it came to German pancakes, well, forget about it. My dad said I must be adopted. […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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News of the weird: 03/24

By Chuck Shepherd Anatomy Class in Court “This will be upsetting,” cautioned Justice Robert Graesser, addressing jurors in February in […]

Chew on this: 03/24

Cooking techniques and skills for healthier lives By Jayne Powers Nutrition is more than being able to pick out healthful […]

Naturally inclined

Slimy, furry outdoor family fun at Brukner Nature Center By Andy Hertel Photo: Hands-on wildlie encounters are part of Brukner Nature […]

The Docket: 03/24

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Oh, the humanity Officers responded to a call […]

Advice Goddess: 3/24

By Amy Alkon The sociopath of least resistance My girlfriend has been hurt, cheated on and even ripped off in […]

News of the weird: 03/17

By Chuck Shepherd LEAD STORY – Fine points of the law Shooting “upskirt” photos of a 13-year-old girl is not […]