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Law & Disorder: Shoot first

Ask questions later By A.J. Wagner Justice belongs to God; men only have the law. Justice is perfect, but the law can only be careful. – Juror No. 9 The above quote came from a journalist who sat on a New York jury with an itinerant preacher. After four days of deliberation and angst on […]

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On the beat

Meet Ted Rall By Jim Bucher Photo: Don’t miss Ted Rall’s weekly cartoon in the opinion section of Dayton City Paper He’s a columnist, syndicated editorial cartoonist and author who sometimes causes controversies. At one point calling for the resignation of President Obama, he has taken swipes at both parties. Some would say he’s an equal […]

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It’s about the journey

Reviews of the New York Spring 2015 collections by Christopher Aaron Blackmon Photo: Costello Tagliapietra presented ruching along the panels of tight dresses; photo courtesy of Costello Tagliapietra I was walking back to the office down Fifth Avenue on a particularly hot day here in New York, and was struck by the line that snaked […]

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News of the weird

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Frontiers of flight Dutch inventors Bart Jansen and Arjen Beltman struck again recently when Pepeijn Bruins, 13, called on them to help him grieve over his pet rat, Ratjetoe, who had to be put down because of cancer. Having heard of the inventors’ work, Pepeijn asked if they could […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Weird science By Mark Luedtke You might remember back in March when newspapers around the world trumpeted the claim scientists had proven the Big Bang and cosmic inflation theory. The supposed scientific journal Nature proclaimed, “Using a radio telescope at the South Pole, the U.S.-led team has detected the first evidence of primordial gravitational waves, […]

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Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon To leech according to her needs My roommate’s girlfriend is unemployed and just hangs around our place all week, even when he’s at work. (She has her own place but is never there.) She’s very wasteful with our utilities. Yesterday, after work, I found her in the living room watching TV with the […]

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On the beat

And the wall came tumblin’ down By Jim Bucher Well, they snuck one by us again didn’t they? Another historical piece of our past is gone. Look, I know we can’t save everything, but it seems like we’re not thinking ahead for the generations to follow… Let me go back a bit. After Wilbur and […]

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News of the weird: 09/23/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – New frontiers in American vacuousness The WE cable network disclosed in August  it had ordered a nine-episode adaptation of a British series, “Sex Box,” in which a couple enters a large opaque chamber on stage and has intercourse. The pair, pre- and post-coitally, will be clothed and seated before […]

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Law & Disorder: Blowing up our democracy

Lawmaking for sale By AJ Wagner Last week, I noted how Republicans won’t be formally approving President Barack Obama’s war with ISIL. I quoted Representative Jack Kingston who stated: “Republicans don’t want to change anything. We like the path we’re on now. We can denounce it if it goes bad, and praise it if it […]

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Advice goddess

By Amy Alkon   Doody-bound You printed a letter from a guy who doesn’t want to be a father and wanted to know how to be sure his girlfriend is on birth control. You said, “The single worst form of birth control is trusting that a woman … longing for a baby” is taking hers […]

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News of the weird 11/25

By Chuck Shepherd Weird patriotism November is tax-publicizing season in Finland, where, starkly unlike America, the government releases all individuals’ […]

The Docket 11/25

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove This week, Docket editor Charles Grove […]

Advice Goddess: 11/25

By Amy Alkon Scoot force My husband’s been saving for a motorcycle, and I was excited about riding on the […]

HO, HO, HOmetown holiday celebration

Santa Claus is coming to Troy By Janell R. Ward Photo: Don’t miss the finale of the Troy Hometown Holiday parade, […]

News of the weird: 11/18

With Chuck Shepherd The other world series In October, another premier world sports event reached its climax, with one team […]

Advice Goddess 11/18/14

Along came polygraph by Amy Alkon   I’m an aspiring comedian – seriously aspiring – so I’m out most nights […]