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Debate Forum Topic, 9/6/11

Medical panel recommends free birth control as part of Obama’s health plan A panel of experts advising the government meets in November to begin considering what kind of preventive care for women should be covered at no cost to the patient, as required under President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of […]

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Debate Forum Left, 9/6/11

A sorry attempt at dominance By Marianne Stanley This should be a no-brainer. That there is an uproar about something so commonsensical is testimony to the successful skewing (or should I say, screwing?) of general public opinion by the forces-that-be. The question:  Should family planning services be available to women at no charge? The answer:  […]

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Debate Forum Right, 9/6/11

There’s no such thing as free birth control by Mark Luedtke When I accepted this assignment, I replied, “I’m against free birth control.” Even though I know darn good and well there’s no such thing as a free lunch, I still fell into that twisted habit of thinking of a government service as free. That […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 8/30/11

U.S. immigration policy changed by Obama executive order Last week the Obama administration announced that it would exercise “prosecutorial discretion” by suspending deportation proceedings against many illegal immigrants who, according to the administration, “pose no threat to national security or public safety.” The new policy is expected to help thousands of illegal immigrants who came […]

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Debate Forum Right, 8/30/11

Prosecutorial discretion: Just another way to say “administrative amnesty” By David H. Landon In 1660, six Landon brothers from Herefordshire, England boarded a ship bound for Boston and the New World. Although there are no clear records available, upon their arrival, they probably didn’t face a cumbersome immigration bureaucracy. At that time there was no […]

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Debate Forum Left, 8/30/11

Obama’s prosecutorial discretion: Setting our priorities straight By  Rana Odeh The Obama administration has announced a policy change in immigration that would suspend the deportation of several thousand undocumented immigrants who pose no threat to the U.S. and meet certain criteria based on the Morton Memo, which are similar to ones proposed for the DREAM […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 8/23/11

Ohio constitutional amendment challenging ‘Obamacare’ on the November ballot Last weeks decision by the Ohio Supreme Court to throw out a challenge to the validity of petitions submitted for placing a constitutional amendment to the Ohio constitution, set up a battle in this November’s election between proponents and opponents of President Obama’s Patient Protection and […]

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Debate Forum Right, 8/23/11

Reaquainting America with the 10th Amendment By David H. Landon November’s election in Ohio is shaping up to be an ideological battle over several ballot issues as well as the normal candidate races for municipal and township government. Last week the Ohio Supreme Court turned back a challenge to a ballot initiative which seeks to […]

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Debate Forum Left, 8/23/11

The Constitution has a little secret and it’s supreme By A.J. Wagner Really? Are you serious? After complaining incessantly about wasteful government spending, after demanding time after time that government cut costs, the Tea Party comes to the citizens of Ohio asking us to change the Ohio Constitution so as to invalidate certain provisions of […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 8/16/11

Creationism vs. science vs. Ohio public schools After two members of the Springboro Community City School District requested school officials explore ways to integrate creationism into the schools’ curriculum, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio (ACLU) quickly addressed the issue in a letter to the school board. In that letter, the ACLU reminded the […]

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Venting for the voiceless

Author Justin Curtis’s Troy-inspired novel By Katie Fender Photo: “Plight of the Downtrodden,” by Justin Curtis Troy native and author […]

Art & Soul

Yellow Springs’ art fair connects art to community By Tara Pettit Photo: The Art & Soul Fair takes place from […]

Be Well, Marsha 11/17/15

The slower seasons By Marsha Bonhart I have a friend whom I adore. I don’t always understand her, but she’s […]

Three artists. Three days. One lock.

‘Locked In’ on art at Yellow Springs Arts Council By Joyell Nevins Photo: [l-r] Artists Brandon Lowery, Nathaniel Foley and […]

Ask Rocco 11/17/15

Who the hell is Tony Zale anyway? By Rocco Castellano Photo: Boxer Tony Zale knocks Rocky Graziano to the ground […]

March of the Turkeys

The Turkey Trot tradition treks on By Don Hurst Photo: The Ohio River Road Runners Club 37th Annual Turkey Trot […]