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Debate Forum Topic: 4/12/11

Obama Administration Reverses Decision to Try Terrorists In Civilian Courts It now appears that circumstances will prevent President Obama from fulfilling two of his campaign promises. The military prison at Guantanamo Bay will remain open for holding enemy combatants and the U.S. government will pursue convictions of those charged with crimes of terrorism by military […]

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Debate Forum Left: 4/12/11

Obama a flip-flopper? Quit your crying. By Ben Tompkins I have never in my entire life seen any president take so much crap for things beyond his control. Ever since 2008, when then-Senator Obama said if he were president he would try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his co-conspirators in a civilian court in New York […]

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Debate Forum Right: 4/12/11

Better 10 Years Late Than Never By Mark Luedtke When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Congress subsequently declared war. That’s because it was obvious the Japanese attack was an act of war. When al-Qaida attacked the US on 9/11, Congress subsequently declared war. That’s because the 9/11 attack was obviously an act of war, too. […]

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Debate Forum Topic: 4/5/11

Another bus bites the dust Last week, in a 6-0 vote before a packed house, the Beavercreek City Council rejected an application by RTA to allow three bus stops along Pentagon Boulevard near the Mall at Fairfield Commons.  At the present time, the RTA runs routes from Montgomery County into Beavercreek along Colonel Glenn Highway […]

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Debate Forum Right: 4/5/11

Why is the Beavercreek City Council under attack for doing its job? By David H. Landon Last week, the Beavercreek City Council voted unanimously against allowing three RTA bus stops to be established along Pentagon Boulevard, a busy highway which runs along the northern border of the Mall at Fairfield Commons. In voting against the […]

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Debate Forum Left: 4/5/11

Criminal gangs war over buses by Mark Luedtke If you read the Dayton Daily News over the last couple of weeks, you might have thought the most important story in the world was whether or not Beavercreek City Council would allow the RTA to run buses to Fairfield Commons. Apparently this is a big deal […]

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Debate Forum: 3/29/11

Should federal funding for Planned Parenthood be cut? Planned Parenthood originated in 1916 when Margaret Sanger, already a nationally known crusader for birth control, opened the first U.S. birth control clinic in Brooklyn, New York.  In 1938, the clinic was organized into the American Birth Control League. By 1941, the organization was operating 222 centers […]

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Debate Forum Left: 3/29/11

Planned Parenthood is not the problem By Marianne Stanley Under the guise of cutting the deficit, Republicans have launched a full-frontal assault on American women. They masquerade behind a carefully structured mask of “Christianity,” coupled with a trumped-up need for “deficit reduction,” as they “slash and burn” their way through women’s rights. Take the current […]

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Debate Forum Right: 3/29/11

Planned Parenthood: Maybe They Have Been Too Effective By David H. Landon Once again our debate this week deals with a proposal in Congress to eliminate funding to another liberal sacred cow, in an effort to bring federal spending under control. The target is the $350 million in funding that goes to the Planned Parenthood […]

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Commentary Forum Topic 3/22/11

Crisis in Japan Causes Concerns over U.S. Nuclear Power Program Observers of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant crisis in Japan are becoming more optimistic that the Japanese are turning the tide in their battle to avoid total nuclear disaster with round the clock use of water canons which have been spraying the reactors in […]

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Commentary Forum: 3/22/11

Environmentalists Melt Down; Nuclear Reactors Don’t By Mark Luedtke On Friday, March 11, a magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Japan. The quake was the strongest ever recorded in Japan and the fifth strongest recorded in modern history. It’s estimated the subsequent tsunami triggered by the quake killed over 25,000 people in Japan. […]

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Commentary Forum: 3/22/11

A difficult, but nuclear reality By Benjamin Tomkins The hardest part of writing about human tragedies is figuring out how to start talking. Preliminary estimates of the death toll in Japan are somewhere in the 10,000s. That number is a little large for my limited, hyper-simian brain to deal with when it comes to suffering […]

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Debate Forum 3/15/11

Is There a Vital U.S. Interest in Aiding the Rebels in Libya? The Obama administration is grappling with what the U.S. response should be to the growing violence in Libya. Calls are growing for a “no-fly” zone over the country, but a power or coalition of powers willing to enforce one remains unsettled. Over the […]

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Debate Forum: Left 3/15/11

… And Stay Out By Ben Tompkins I think the country … may … be growing up a     bit.  A few days ago, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton articulated the U.S. policy on the ongoing crisis in Libya with the following statement: “I think it is very important that this not be a U.S.-led effort […]

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Debate Forum: Right 3/15/11

To The Shores of Tripoli By David H. Landon Last week, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution which referred Muammar Gadhafi to the International Criminal Court for prosecution. If Gadhafi attempts to leave Libya, he is likely to be arrested. With no other options, Gadhafi is waging a brutal campaign against his own people […]

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Debate Forum 3/8/11

Shall We Continue to Fund NPR and PBS? As the Congress debates over how to reduce the rapid growth in federal spending, many programs which receive federal funding are standing by and anxiously waiting to see if the budget cutting ax will fall on them. Among the groups that are concerned about their funding is […]

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