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Debate Forum Topic: 6/28/11

Dayton passes ordinance increasing the regulation of panhandling In recent months there has been a noticeable increase in the number of individuals who stand at the top of Dayton-area exit ramps and non-verbally solicit money.  These panhandlers, usually holding a handwritten sign, can be found at the top of ramps where traffic is forced to […]

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Debate Forum Left: 6/28/11

Everybody’s free By Jolene Pohl-Crowell My first reaction to the city’s panhandling, aka, soliciting ordinance is pure outrage. My inappropriate response is, “Just who the hell do you think you are?” Then I remember that even New York City is not immune to the dictatorship of appropriate public behavior ordinances. I blame NYC for unleashing […]

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Debate Forum Right: 6/28/11

Buddy, can you spare a dime? By David H. Landon In Dayton, like cities everywhere, the number of panhandlers seems to be on a steady rise. At the top of many exit ramps across the Miami Valley, panhandlers have set up shop holding signs with personalized messages about their suffering and waiting for the traffic […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 6/21/11

Is President Obama Acting in Violation of the War Powers Act? The War Powers Act of 1973 is a federal law intended to check the power of the president in committing the U.S. to an armed conflict without the consent of Congress. The act came about in the aftermath of both the Korean War and […]

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Debate Forum Right, 6/21/11

The Dictator’s Personal Army by Mark Luedtke United States presidents have long known the best way to win popular support is to wage war. In the 19th century, presidents used Manifest Destiny as an excuse to wage war on Native Americans and Mexico. In the 20th century, despite winning the 1916 election as an anti-war […]

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Debate Forum Left, 6/21/11

Seriously Congress? Permission, shmer-mission by Benjamin Tompkins I think one of the most frustrating things in the entire universe is watching Congress ruin a good cause because of a perceived procedural slight. It’s very playground, and when that procedural slight comes from the president, you can bet the size and scope of the tantrum is […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 6/14/11

Weiner’s wiener: Too big to fail? Congressman Anthony Weiner has admitted that he has sent scores of inappropriate pictures to women that were following the congressman on his Twitter account, and the calls for his resignation are spurting in from all corners. Although some Republican leaders are suggesting that Weiner resign his office, Democrats are […]

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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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News of the weird: 06/30

By Chuck Shepherd   What Cannibals Can Teach Us Researchers studying the human-brain-eating Fore tribe of Papua New Guinea reported […]

Advice Goddess: 6/30

By Amy Alkon   Owe, Baby, Baby My girlfriend always cries that she’s “broke.” I just ended up buying her […]

The Docket: 06/30

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Amanda Dee   Man sorry for accidentally lurking nude At 6:30 […]

Chew on this: 06/30

Back-of-the-envelope nutrition By Jayne Powers   From picking quality carbohydrates to protein powders and dietary supplements, there are scores of […]

Advice Goddess: 6/23

By Amy Alkon Rise And Spine My fiancé is good friends with his ex-girlfriend from college. (We’re all in our […]

30 feet of Abe

Lincoln’s legacy lives on in Troy By John Hamilton Photo: A monumental “Modern Man” discusses the Gettysburg Address with a […]