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All Americans Are Prisoners of the State By Mark Luedtke America has undergone a horrific transition. One of the founding American principles expounded in the Declaration of Independence is every individual is sovereign. Every individual has inalienable rights that government cannot breach. A corollary to individual sovereignty is the castle doctrine: a man’s home is […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Government predators love their spy cameras  By Mark Luedtke The City of Dayton issued a record number of speeding tickets in 2012. Excuse me for discussing numbers, but they are astounding. The Dayton Daily News reports, “The number of speeding tickets issued in Dayton increased nearly 1,400 percent to 58,325 since the city added speed […]

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Law and Disorder

Hide and seek: Considering Fourth Amendment protections By A.J. Wagner The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution states: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath […]

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Back on the Beat with Jim Bucher

Buch looks back  By Jim Bucher I got to thinking (that’s twice in a week, my poor brain) with the Dayton City Paper on it’s quest to save the Dayton Arcade in a practical way as the new location for the Dayton Metro Library and quite possibly the Arcade’s last chance before the wrecking ball […]

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‘Decadence’ comes to Dayton

Author Eric Jerome Dickey visits Books & Company By Benjamin Smith Photo: Eric Jerome Dickey visits Books & Co. on Saturday, April 27 in support of his new book, “Decadence”; photo credit: Joseph Jones Photography According to his most recent author bio, Eric Jerome Dickey “lives on the road and rests in whatever hotel will have […]

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Law and Disorder

Who’s in charge here?: Democracy inaction  By A.J. Wagner It was an interesting day for democracy in Dayton and across the country last Wednesday, April 17. A day of decisions and non-decisions that tell a tale of democratic systems and how they work or not. In the United States Senate, by a vote of 54-45, a […]

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Back on the Beat with Jim Bucher

Buch’s stuck in traffic  By Jim Bucher Well, where do I begin, but at the beginning? So, the publisher of this fine publication, Paul Noah, and I connected recently about the possibility of me writing a weekly column for the Dayton City Paper (guess you can figure out the outcome, ’cause here I am.) Now […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

More government failure, more deaths  By Mark Luedtke Americans were riveted to the spectacle of terrorist bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15. The athletes who had just finished running 26.2 miles who then rushed into the stands to save the wounded and after that donated blood to save […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

American prohibitionists cause civil war in Mexico By Mark Luedtke Dr. Joseph Mercola calls sugar just as addictive as alcohol and more dangerous. But nobody kills over sugar. If somebody wants a sugar fix, they drink a soda or buy a candy bar. Problem solved. But imagine if the government banned sugar. Actually, we don’t […]

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Law and Disorder

If at first you don’t succeed, stop: Taking litigation too far By A.J. Wagner Every once in a while, there appears before a court someone who can’t take “No” for an answer. Or, sometimes there are individuals who sue everyone for everything regardless of the lack of merit of their claim. These are called vexatious […]

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Advice Goddess: 7/28

By Amy Alkon   Emotion Sickness Last week, my girlfriend was all annoyed about something (something relatively unimportant). I’m normally […]

Chew on this: 07/28

Rediscover your drive By Jayne Powers On a hot, muggy July afternoon, I bolted out of my apartment to take […]

Hobart Urban Nature Preserve

A piece of Heaven in the middle of the city By Tor Simms Photo: The Hobart Urban Nature Preserve has […]

news of the weird 7/28/2015

  Outsourcing Among the protesters at New York City’s Gay Pride Parade the Sunday after the Supreme Court’s historic gay-marriage […]

The Docket: 07/28

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Amanda Dee   What’s at steak? “$85.85 worth of meet […]

Chew on this: 07/21

More than picking fresh vegetables By Jayne Powers   Today, let’s shine a light on vegetables—literally. Walk into any supermarket, […]