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Conspiracy Theorist

It’s the candidate, stupid! By Mark Luedtke Republicans have lost another presidential election, and the gnashing of the teeth has begun. And it’s well warranted. Barack Obama is the worst president of our lifetime. For nearly four years, he kept unemployment above 8 percent. He managed to reduce it to 7.9 percent by using tax […]

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Law and Disorder

$6,000,000,000: What’d it get them?  By A.J. Wagner Whew! It’s over. The commercials, the mailings and the phone calls have ended. All of that freedom of speech authorized by the Supreme Court in Citizen’s United has had its run for a few years. Thank goodness. Now let’s assess the impact. For the media, Merry Christmas! Nearly […]

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Health, Wellness and Fitness

Food addiction: It’s real By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. The media’s buzzing about food addiction: out-of-control eating that hooks your brain, almost like tobacco or street drugs. Take a look at Daymon Patterson, the self-promoting fast-food addict on YouTube (Dr. Oz has offered him drive-thru diet tips!) and a recent pronouncement from […]

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The Troopers

Horns up for Heavy Metal and Globalization at University of Dayton By Gary Spencer Over the summer I read an article on The Atlantic’s website about a metal artist known as Janaza, a one woman anti-Islamic black metal project based in Iraq and how project founder Anahita was in hiding over in her native country […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Storm profiteers exaggerate Hurricane Sandy by Mark Luedtke There’s no doubt that Hurricane Sandy caused a lot of damage in the New Jersey and New York City areas. As of this writing, 63 people are reported killed in the U.S., and 8.2 million households and businesses are without power. Entire neighborhoods have been inundated and […]

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Law and Disorder

The Ugly Duckling A Tale With No Moral(s) By A.J. Wagner There is an old cheerleader cry that I never heard on the football field but I often heard on a Cincinnati radio station in the eighties that went: C-U-T-E we’re as cute as we can be. We’re cute! We’re cute! U-G-L-Y you ain’t got […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Regulatory failure leads to meningitis outbreak by Mark Luedtke Thousands of Americans are terrified of a deadly, nationwide meningitis outbreak. The outbreak resulted from a prescription steroid that was contaminated with fungus.  Over 14,000 people have received potentially tainted steroid shots and are at risk. As of this writing, 24 people have been killed by […]

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Law and Disorder

Being Unconventional Taking Issue with Issue 1 By A.J. Wagner There’s a bit of a surprise on your voting ballot this fall. Even if you’ve paid attention to all of the election ads, and read all of the election coverage you can get your weary eyes on, you may have missed Issue 1, a vote […]

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Health, Wellness and Fitness

Hidden sugar shocker: fructose By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. If sour news about added fructose – the sugary menace that messes with your liver, boosts blood pressure and stiffens arteries – has you reading food nutrition labels to uncover where it’s hiding, you’ve got the right idea, but nutrition labels don’t make […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

DHS preparing for massive civil war by Mark Luedtke You’ve probably heard about the riots in Greece and Spain. The debt crisis in the Eurozone metastasized into a currency crisis. The crisis in Spain is feeding both Basque and Catalonian independence movements. Economic turmoil in Europe is also feeding independence movements by the Scots and […]

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News of the weird: 09/16/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – A nerd’s rhapsody Nicholas Felton’s latest annual recap of his personal communications data is […]

Their exits and their entrances

Celebrating 20 years of Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Artistic director John Fleming addresses the audience during […]

In living color

Color: Impressions and Innovations at Glen Helen By Joyell Nevins Photo: Joe Barrish, “McLain Street View”; oil Our visual spectrum has […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Whoa is me Last year, after I split up with my girlfriend, the law firm I worked […]

Law & Disorder

The last word, Not the last laugh by A.J. Wagner In 1994, Justice Harry Blackmun, in the case of Callins […]

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – They didn’t see this coming? (1) German Rolf Buchholz, who owns the Guinness Book […]