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Female insecurity is more than skin deep in “I Feel Pretty” Aidy Bryant, Busy Philipps, and Amy Schumer (L-R) in “I Feel Pretty” By T.T. Stern-Enzi There’s a pretty simple reading of the new Amy Schumer movie from writer-directors Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein (the writing duo behind “Never Been Kissed” and “He’s Just Not […]

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Debate 4/24: The Death Debate

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Should terminal patients choose when to die? Q: Should doctors be allowed to end a terminally ill patient’s life by painless means if the patient requests it? By Sarah Sidlow In America, there are rules. Rules about how you drive, rules about what food is available to you, and even rules about how you die. In […]

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On your marc 04/24: The Earle of Columbus

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A branch falls from the Buckeye Tree My daughter Rachel still treasures the Buckeyes cap given to her by Coach Bruce By Marc Katz What kind of a guy was he? Well, he always asked about my kids, and I’m not sure he knew how many I had. At one pre-season photo day, he noticed […]

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Conspiracy 04/24: Pavlov’s Presidents

Another false flag chemical weapons attack in Syria By Mark Luedtke President Trump almost did the right thing despite the US war-profiteers. At the end of March, CNN reported, “President Donald Trump said Thursday that the US would ‘be coming out of Syria like very soon,’ just hours after the Pentagon highlighted the need for […]

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Conspiracy 4/17: The Gateway Drug

Cops commit assault, rape, and home invasion over marijuana By Mark Luedtke A few months ago I related a story of Houston-area sheriff’s deputies digitally raping a college woman on the side of the road ostensibly in search of marijuana. This is not an isolated incident. Every day, cops around the country assault, often sexually, […]

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On your marc 4/17: Giving in to smoke

The Astro-logic of Ricky Williams choosing pot over pro football By Marc Katz I once had a roommate who smoked marijuana, and I have a friend who touts me on its medicinal value all the time. That’s about it for my knowledge of MJ, weed, pot, cannabis. Growing up, I didn’t like strange smells and […]

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Debate 4/17: Green certified

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How should workplaces handle medical marijuana? Q: Should a medical-marijuana patient be prevented from using medical marijuana at work? By Sarah Sidlow When the leaves change color in Ohio this year, a few more of them may be green. The state’s medical marijuana law is expected to go into effect in September, allowing residents with […]

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Debate 04/10: The long and winding road

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Q: Should DACA participants be able to obtain driver’s licenses? By Sarah Sidlow Fun fact: The bolo tie was declared the official neckwear of Arizona in 1971. Clearly the Grand Canyon State has a thing for making rules. And following them, it would seem. In more recent (and less fashionable) legal news, Arizona has been embroiled […]

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Conspiracy 04/10: Privacy commits suicide

Regulation won’t stop data collection By Mark Luedtke According to The Daily Mail, while developing Facebook, creator and CEO Mark Zuckerberg called Facebook users dumbf***s for giving so much private information to the company. If the brouhaha over Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook data is true, Zuckerberg was right. Users are supposedly outraged that Facebook […]

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On your Marc 04/10: Of Course they cheered

NCAA Finals always memorable By Marc Katz When she returned from an American troops visit in Korea during her 1954 Japanese honeymoon with retired baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio, Marilyn Monroe famously told her husband, “It was so wonderful Joe, you’ve never heard such cheering.” DiMaggio immediately replied, “Oh yes I have.” That’s the […]

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Conspiracy 04/03: Tortured Logic

Trump among the warmongers By Mark Luedtke Since President Trump took office, deep state warmongers—military generals and spies—have steadily strengthened their stranglehold on his administration. In the last couple of weeks, they might have achieved a death grip. Secretary of State Tillerson might have been the most reasonable member of Trump’s security team until Trump […]

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On Your marc 04/03: Making it

Spotting the stars early is a game unto itself By Marc Katz Of course I knew Joey Votto was going to make it to the big leagues and become a big star with the Cincinnati Reds. It just took a year to come to that conclusion. His first 60 games with the Dayton Dragons in […]

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Debate 04/03: Reaching consensus… or not

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What you need to know about the census citizenship question Q: Should the 2020 U.S. Census include a question about citizenship status? By Sarah Sidlow DTR. It stands for “Define the Relationship”—that seriously sweat-inducing conversation between two people about where their relationship is heading. This week, the Department of Commerce announced it would be having “the […]

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Debate 3/27: Facing the music

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In Cleveland, police enjoy extra privacy guarantees, even when they break the law Q: Should public record body cam videos be censored by police prior to release? By Sarah Sidlow So that happened… It’s been a rough month for Cleveland police officer Angelia Gaston. Last week, a fellow police officer tried to have Gaston’s car […]

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Conspiracy 3/27: The spy who drugged me

Fake news, false flags, Russian government. Whodunnit? The Russians are coming. The Russians are coming. When mainstream propagandists aren’t attacking Trump, they’re attacking Russia. You would think Russia had a GDP of nearly $20 trillion and a defense budget of nearly $1 trillion annually, but that’s the US, not Russia. Russia’s GDP is less than […]

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On your marc 3/27: Food for thought

Let’s take a gander at what the NCAA feeds the media. By Marc Katz I could tell you what’s wrong with the NCAA and why that institution needs to change its ways to comply more with how its subjects are operating and not the other way around. I think you could find all you want […]

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