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Debate Forum Left, 8/16/11

When put to the test, the Constitution always passes By Mike Brickner Communications and public policy director, ACLU of Ohio First, the facts: efforts to replace or critique the teaching of evolution in public schools using religious beliefs are clearly unconstitutional. They have been seen as such by a plethora of state and federal courts, […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 8/9/11

U.S. debt ceiling raised; financial Armageddon averted Two days after the new Congress took up business last January, the leadership of both parties was informed by Treasury Secretary Geitner that unless the U.S. debt ceiling was raised, that sometime in August the U.S. would run out of money and face default. A dire picture was […]

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Debate Forum Right, 8/9/11

Another fine mess you’ve gotten us into By David H. Landon August 2, on our day of reckoning, President Obama signed the much debated, much derided, debt ceiling legislation. By passing the legislation to raise the debt limit, the nation was supposed to escape the financial Armageddon that the administration assured us would occur if […]

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Debate Forum Left, 8/9/11

$14 trillion for the Corvette By Benjamin Tompkins I’m in California right now. My deadline for this article is 9 a.m. EST. It’s currently 3 a.m. PST. Why am I writing this now instead of four days ago when I had plenty of time? Because nobody does anything until they have to. Ever. Except for […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 8/2/11

No FRACKING way? By David H. Landon The Village of Yellow Springs recently passed a resolution calling for a statewide moratorium on hydraulic fracturing. Hydraulic fracturing, often called fracking, is the process of initiating and propagating a fracture in a rock layer by employing the pressure of a fluid as the source of energy. The […]

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Debate Forum Left, 8/2/11

Love thy neighbor, don’t poison them By Jolene Pohl-Crowell   Call me crazy, but I don’t think my neighbor should have the right to poison my neighborhood. If you are in desperate need of money and considering leasing your property to gas and oil companies, you may want to step back and look at the […]

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Debate Forum Right, 8/2/11

Government is the problem. Property rights are the solution. By Mark Luedtke It’s hard to separate fact from fear-mongering in the fracking debate. Several months ago  I saw a report that the water supply of people in Pennsylvania was contaminated with methane. One man literally lit his water on fire. He blamed this on fracking […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 7/26/11

In same-sex couple custody decision; court rules for birth mother The Supreme Court of Ohio last week upheld lower court rulings that a biological mother, Kelly Mullen, who acknowledged her same-sex partner, Michele Hobbs, as a “co-parent” of her daughter while the two women were in a relationship did not permanently give up her sole […]

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Debate Forum Right, 7/26/11

Non-news vs. the rant By J.T. Ryder For anyone that has become attached to a child, either through a marriage or other type of domestic relationship, the denial of being able to be in contact with that child is devastating. Day after day, thousands of custody hearings are held and ruled on in this country, […]

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Debate Forum Left, 7/26/11

A parent apparent By Benjamin Tompkins I think this ruling demonstrates very clearly that the laws governing parent and child are ridiculously outdated. Well, that or the Supreme Court of Ohio doesn’t care much for ensuring that laws governing parent and child remain relevant to this century. See, last time I checked it’s 2011. Gay […]

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The Docket: 09/01

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee  Frenemies A man hailed a police cruiser and said he had just […]

Advice Goddess: 8/25

By Amy Alkon   A Force To Be Reckoned Whiff  My new boyfriend travels a lot for work. Before he […]

Worth your salt

What the F&%$ do you know about salt? By Paula Johnson Photo: A wide variety of finishing salts, which add […]

Chew On This: 08/25

More than a study’s findings about soda By Jayne Powers Food pairings have earned their reputations: bread and butter, wine […]

News of the weird: 08/25

By Chuck Shepherd Pets of the 1 Percent “The worshipful treatment of pets may be the thing that unites all […]

A taste of something local

Taste of Troy spotlights local eateries By Katie Christoff Photo: Taste of Troy takes place Sept. 19 in Downtown Troy; […]