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Debate Forum Right, 12/27/11

Losers, losers and more losers By Mark Luedtke Biggest Loser: Barack Obama It’s hard to imagine a bigger loser this year than President Obama. He came into office promoting a message of hope and change, but anybody who took the time to investigate his record knew the change he intended was destructive, not hopeful. Unfortunately, […]

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Debate Forum Left, 12/27/11

Call of Duty: Black Ops By  Benjamin Tompkins As 2011 closes its eyes, so too has our country borne witness to the death of the two most influential and venomous propagators of fear and hate. The first, of course, is Osama bin Laden. By any account, left or right, this was a gutsy foray by […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 12/20/11

Obama administration says “No” to lowering age for Plan B Last week, in a surprise move, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, stopped the Plan B One-Step pill (commonly known as the Morning-after Pill) from moving onto drugstore shelves where even young women would have access without a prescription. Plan B instead will remain […]

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Debate Forum Right, 12/20/11

Another problem institutionalized by government By Mark Luedtke Government hates competition, and the nuclear family is government’s strongest competition for the hearts, minds and loyalty of the people, so politicians have designed a myriad of policies that undermine the family unit. Taxes and regulations steal the economic power of the family and elevate the power […]

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Debate Forum Left, 12/20/11

How the “pro-life” movement really isn’t By  Marianne Stanley If there’s one consistent thing in government today, it’s that it has become utterly predictable. This makes it easier for intelligent citizens to determine what’s right or wrong. If it’s a new law or policy, it’s wrong. Gone are the days when science had merit and […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 12/13/11

By Chris Britt

Herman Cain withdraws: Media conspiracy or self-inflicted wound? Twelve weeks after his surprise victory in the Republican Party of Florida’s presidential straw poll and following weeks of scrutiny over an alleged 13-year extramarital affair and allegations of sexual harassment at the workplace during his time with the National Restaurant Association, last week Herman Cain withdrew […]

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Debate Forum Left, 12/13/11

Cain was all blame, no shame By Marianne Stanley OK, here’s the problem. We are living in a time when lying has become so commonplace that the only reaction elicited from the public anymore is a stifled yawn. Truth, we are told, doesn’t really exist. Instead, “opinion” is all there is. Your opinion vs. my […]

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Debate Forum Right, 12/13/11

Herman, we hardly knew ye By David H. Landon This week, I drew the short straw here at the Dayton City Paper. Our topic is whether or not Herman Cain was unfairly driven from the presidential race by an overly aggressive media, which gave Cain’s life an unprecedented microscopic examination or was his departure the […]

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Commentary Forum Topic, 12/6/11

Extra! Extra! “Squirrel Lady” to go on trial for criminal trespass On October 28, the wheels of justice began to turn as the City of Kettering accepted a complaint for two counts of criminal trespass against one Annick Richardson of Kettering. What, you may ask, was Richardson’s crime? Well, she is charged with trespassing on […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 11/29/11

Failure of supercommittee starts the blame game Last week, to no one’s real surprise, the Congressional “supercommittee” announced that it had failed to agree on spending cuts and tax hikes which were to total a targeted amount of $1.5 trillion dollars. After three months of negotiations, this group of six Democrats and six Republicans from […]

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The Docket: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman […]

Debate Forum: 8/23

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For rent Can Ohio’s national park be “leased” for drilling? By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: name the only national forest […]

On The Beat: 8/23

Roadside fruit stands, where art thou? By Jim Bucher Think the older you get, the more nostalgic. Guess it’s all […]

On Your Marc: 8/23

No character like McVie By Marc Katz I know, there were iconic entertainment groups that played early in their careers […]

Debate Forum: 8/16/16

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For the love of the game Olympic athletes have big dreams, but empty wallets—Should the government step in? By Sarah […]