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Debate Forum Left: 5/10/11

Oil: Let’s fix the System Before it Breaks By Rana Odeh At today’s gas prices average $4 per gallon in the greater Dayton area, it currently costs me $50 to make one round-trip from Dayton to a suburb of Columbus. Less than a year ago, the same trip only cost me $35. If Americans continue […]

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Debate Forum Right: 5/10/11

Oil and Cotton and Wheat, Oh My! by Mark Luedtke What do oil, cotton and wheat have in common? They’ve all nearly doubled in price in the last year. Worse, all commodities have dramatically increased in price recently. Gold and silver have skyrocketed. Stocks have dramatically increased in price. Groceries are more expensive, but that’s […]

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Debate Forum Topic: 5/3/11

Google and Apple Caught Secretly Tracking Whereabouts of Phone Users Last week’s revelations about how Apple iPhones and Google Android phones keep precise track of their users’ whereabouts is sending shock waves through the tech and privacy communities. Cellular phones using the Google Android Operating System and a similar system in Apple iPhones are secretly […]

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Debate Forum Left: 5/3/11

That’s “Therapists,” and I Hate You By Ben Tompkins Conspiracy theorists are an interesting bunch. I don’t recommend talking to them for long periods of time, because very quickly you realize that if you distill the content of their conversation, conspiracy theorists don’t talk about conspiracies. They’re really talking about themselves and their massively overblown […]

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Debate Forum Right: 5/3/11

What Do You Mean Steve Jobs Knows Where I’ve Been? by David H. Landon In the past week we have witnessed the uproar over the discovery by a couple of British computer scientists (geeks is also acceptable) that if your wife or husband could get their hands on your Apple iPhone or Google Android cell […]

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Debate Forum Topic: 4/19/11

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown Calls for Investigation of NASA Selection Process Ohioans, and especially those of us in the Miami Valley, were disappointed to hear the decision announced last Tuesday by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator Charles Bolden regarding the awarding of the four retiring space shuttles. The National United States Air Force Museum […]

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Debate Forum: Right, 4/19/11

Blue State Politics Affects Shuttle Site Selection by David H. Landon In the immortal words of Joe Jacobs, the iconic boxing manager for Max Schmeling, “We was robbed!” It should have been an easy decision for NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. The National Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was one of 21 sites […]

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Debate Forum: Left, 4/19/11

NASA’s Decision Is All About Looting by Mark Luedtke According to the Dayton Daily News, “Ohio politicians were smarting from NASA’s announcement Tuesday that it decided not to award an orbiter to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.” No doubt. If NASA had sent a shuttle to Dayton, it would have been a […]

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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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