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Commentary Forum: Ben Tompkins, 9/13/11

Know your role, shut your Facebook page to students By Ben Tompkins I would be very, very surprised indeed to hear any serious professional educator strongly disagree with the decision of Dayton Public Schools (DPS) to ban teachers from adding their students as friends on Facebook. I’ve been involved in professional music education for the […]

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Commentary Forum Topic 6/7/11

Outdoor media: Cowardly? Or, socially responsible? In their mission statement, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) define their organization as “the largest animal rights organization in the world.” PETA claims their first priority above all else is animal liberation. And let’s be clear, from PETA’s point of view, one doesn’t liberate an […]

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Commentary Forum 6/7/11

Thank Goodness for Property Rights By Mark Luedtke America was founded on property rights. The first colonists at Jamestown were ordered to practice communism and they starved to death in droves as a result. To save the colony, the governor gave each colonist a tract of land and allowed them to keep and trade whatever […]

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Commentary Forum 6/7/11

PETA’s Pitiful Ads By Rana Odeh We’ve all seen the vulgar PETA ads in which celebrities jump at the chance to be nude in something that doesn’t carry the same stigma as Playboy or Hustler, so the general public has a pretty good idea of the extremes that PETA goes to in order to attract […]

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Debate Forum Topic: 4/26/11

Does Kasich’s JobsOhio Exceed the Governor’s Constitutional Authority? On February 18, Governor Kasich signed House Bill 1 to establish JobsOhio, a non-profit economic development corporation that will, according to the administration, work more effectively than Ohio’s current Department of Development in efforts to retain and attract businesses. The Department of Development will be phased out […]

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Commentary Forum: Mark Luedtke 4/26/11

Kasich Counting on Partisan Judges By Mark Luedtke I always smile when Supreme Court decisions break along party lines as they do for nearly every significant decision. An observer from Mars might think we have two different U.S. Constitutions, one for Republicans and another for Democrats. The reality is, justices don’t care what the Constitution […]

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Commentary Forum: Ben Tompkins 4/26/11

JobsBlowhio By Ben Tompkins I generally don’t get asked to write things like this. If any of you have bothered to read my bio, you might notice that I live in Colorado, and as such I’m not a natural go-to guy when Dayton needs some perspective on state and local political issues. It’s not that […]

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Commentary topic 09/15/10

Is legal threat to Craigslist socially responsible or is it censorship? In April of this year, Boston police arrested Philip Markoff, a 22-year-old medical student engaged to be married, as the “Craigslist    Killer” who murdered a pretty New York masseuse in a posh Boston hotel. The slain 26-year-old New Yorker advertised her services on […]

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Commentary forum 09/15/10

Criminal attorneys general attack law-abiding Craigslist By Mark Luedtke The last couple of months before an election are dangerous times in America. Every elected official, power-hungry megalomaniacs all, in office is looking to use the government’s gun against somebody, somewhere in spectacular fashion to gain headlines and buy votes. Attorneys general of 17 different states […]

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Commentary forum 09/15/10

What’s the big deal? By Benjamin Tomkins I cannot for the life of me figure out why Craigslist is taking so much crap over people using their adult section as a front for prostitution. Firstly, the attorneys general should be thanking them for providing a well-organized list of possible leads. Secondly, Craigslist isn’t doing anything that […]

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News of the weird: 05/26

By Chuck Shepherd Is This a Great Country or What? There’s hardly a more “generic” song in America than “Happy […]

A berry good time

Annual Strawberry Festival returns By Tara Pettit Photo: The Troy Strawberry Festival [June6-7] offers strawberry-themed vendors, activities and live entertainment; […]

Advice Goddess: 5/27

By Amy Alkon Smells Like Bean Spirit My girlfriend of a year is 51 and lovely in most areas – […]

Chew on this: 05/26

Grill smart By Jayne Powers Every day, we make decisions about our health regarding the food we eat. Sometimes, we […]

News of the weird: 05/19

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Donating for dollars Already, healthy people can donate blood, sperm and eggs, but now […]

Advice Goddess: 5/19

By Amy Alkon All the single m’ladies I read your manners book and loved it. I just feel that for […]