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Debate Forum Left 6/14/11

High-tech lynching — remember that? By Jolene Pohl-Crowell Irony is a “news” network that claims to be fair and balanced yet holds press conferences for its own announcers to relish in “vindication.” The same network has been rallying the conservative masses to call for the resignation of a very effective congressman who cheats on his […]

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Debate Forum Right 6/14/11

The Weinerman Really Needs to Go By David H. Landon Should Weiner withdraw from Congress or stand firm? OK! Sorry! Let’s get the jokes out of the way here at the start of this otherwise very serious column, starting with some of the jokes heard on the late night shows where Anthony Weiner has become […]

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Debate Forum Topic: 5/31/11

Obama’s Call for a Return to the 1967 Lines Sparks Controversy Since the establishment of Israel in 1948 and the subsequent unrest that the presence of the Jewish State of Israel has caused in the Middle East, American presidents have attempted to broker a peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Many of the territorial […]

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Debate Forum Left: 5/31/11

Give them stability or give them … you know. By Ben Tompkins I’m not sure how a case can be made that President Obama calling for an independent Palestinian state, which is founded on the principles of security and respect for Israel and well organized autonomy, can possibly result in a less stable situation than […]

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Debate Forum Right: 5/31/11

How Do You Find Peace With An Enemy Who Wants You Destroyed? By David H. Landon Last week President Obama, whose anti-Israeli bias becomes clearer every day, called on Israel’s government to restart peace talks with the Palestinians by agreeing to pull back its borders to the pre-1967 Six Day War lines, with what he […]

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Commentary Forum Topic: 5/24/11

Flooding shows clout of Army Corps of Engineers Every spring, somewhere in America there is a report of a tragedy resulting from the natural flooding of one of America’s many river valleys. This year the Mississippi River has reached historic high water marks and the nightly news brings the pictures of the devastation into our […]

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Commentary Forum 5/24/11

Playing God with People’s Lives By Mark Luedtke This may come as a shock to federal bureaucrats, but every few decades, the Mississippi River floods, big time. Every century or so, it floods even more impressively. For the entire history of humanity, people have known how to deal with floods. Individuals who chose to live […]

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Commentary Forum 5/24/11

Come hell or high water, hold the Corps accountable By Nicole Wroten People still refer to the disaster in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina simply as “Hurricane Katrina.” This is not correct. Hurricane Katrina did not cause the flooding of New Orleans; it just brought the rain. “The flooding of New Orleans was a man-made […]

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Debate Forum Topic: 5/17/11

Osama bin Laden Death Raises Questions about U.S. Conduct The dust is beginning to settle over the May 1 killing of Osama bin Laden by the elite U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6. In most circles throughout the U.S. – Republican and Democrat, conservative and liberal – the killing of bin Laden is viewed as a […]

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Debate Forum Left: 5/17/11

Torture is Immoral, Illegal and Ineffective By Rana Odeh Let’s get rid of the sophisticated, politically correct language and call it what it is; “enhanced interrogation techniques” simply means torture. The sugar coating around the word has softened the public’s view on torture, despite the fact that it is immoral and illegal under U.S. law […]

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The Weight of water

Beauty, irony, loss By Susan Byrnes Photo: Prudence Gill, Over, Under, Around, and Through, 2015 Compared to many Midwestern states, […]

The Docket: 04/28

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Balls of steel Officers responded at 4:45 a.m. […]

Chew on this: 04/28

Core reasons to eat more fruits and veggies By Jayne Powers In a perfect world, the healthy tenets of a […]

Absurdism, Dayton-style

Meet the artist: Sarah Kane By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Sarah Kane, I Got You The Jelly Kind, 2014, archival inkjet […]

News of the weird: 04/28

By Chuck Shepherd Hard-hitting numbers In March, offensive lineman John Urschel of the Baltimore Ravens added to his curriculum vitae […]

Advice Goddess: 4/29

By Amy Alkon Shake it till you make it I’m new to online dating. I’m a nice, good-looking guy with […]