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Debate Forum Left, 9/27/11

Sins of Faithless Trolls (SOFT) By  Benjamin Tompkins Well of course the University of Dayton (UD) is “allowed” to deny the Society of Freethinkers (SOFT) the right to organize, the same way the Catholic Church is “allowed” to deem homosexuality a sin and Ben Roethlisberger is “allowed” to rape people as long as he’s winning […]

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Debate Forum Right, 9/27/11

Thoughts on the Society of Freethinkers from a former atheist By A.J. Wagner The University of Dayton (UD) has been sucker punched. It’s been set up. Two men, who are no friends to the Catholic and Marianist tradition of the university, have made a phony plea for recognition of their atheist organization that envisions, according […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 9/20/11

Kasich administration moves to privatize some of Ohio’s prisons As the recession continues to be a drag on the revenues to state and local governments, governmental officials are looking for cost savings at every opportunity. The state of Ohio was facing an $8 billion shortfall going into the current biennial budget. The Kasich administration has […]

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Debate Forum Right, 9/20/11

What we expect from government versus what we need By David H. Landon Let’s start our discussion with a very basic premise. We can no longer afford all of the government that we have come to expect. That’s very different from saying that we can no longer afford all of the government that we need. […]

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Debate Forum Left, 9/20/11

For-profit prisons: More inmates = more $$ By Rana Odeh In June 2011, Governor Kasich signed a sentencing reform bill that will favor rehab over prison for non-violent offenders, and will allow inmates convicted of non-violent crimes to get out early. This reform would greatly reduce the number of inmates in Ohio’s prison system and […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 9/6/11

Medical panel recommends free birth control as part of Obama’s health plan A panel of experts advising the government meets in November to begin considering what kind of preventive care for women should be covered at no cost to the patient, as required under President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of […]

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Debate Forum Left, 9/6/11

A sorry attempt at dominance By Marianne Stanley This should be a no-brainer. That there is an uproar about something so commonsensical is testimony to the successful skewing (or should I say, screwing?) of general public opinion by the forces-that-be. The question:  Should family planning services be available to women at no charge? The answer:  […]

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Debate Forum Right, 9/6/11

There’s no such thing as free birth control by Mark Luedtke When I accepted this assignment, I replied, “I’m against free birth control.” Even though I know darn good and well there’s no such thing as a free lunch, I still fell into that twisted habit of thinking of a government service as free. That […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 8/30/11

U.S. immigration policy changed by Obama executive order Last week the Obama administration announced that it would exercise “prosecutorial discretion” by suspending deportation proceedings against many illegal immigrants who, according to the administration, “pose no threat to national security or public safety.” The new policy is expected to help thousands of illegal immigrants who came […]

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Debate Forum Right, 8/30/11

Prosecutorial discretion: Just another way to say “administrative amnesty” By David H. Landon In 1660, six Landon brothers from Herefordshire, England boarded a ship bound for Boston and the New World. Although there are no clear records available, upon their arrival, they probably didn’t face a cumbersome immigration bureaucracy. At that time there was no […]

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Seed you there!

40 years of Troy’s Strawberry Festival (a berry good year!) By Emma Jarman Forty years ago, a small group of […]

On Your Marc: 5/24/16

A passing brush with No. 1 Bush By Marc Katz There’s a fascination with being No. 1, and since I’m […]

Vitality Check: 5/24/16

WTF: Genetically modified mosquitoes By Rocco Castellano This week’s column is going to sound like it’s coming right out of […]

On Your Marc: 5/17/16

Some moments at Hara By Marc Katz I can spin a funny story about this now. but in 1996 it […]

Sew what?

I Make Things Because I Must explores the value of homemade at YSAC By Jimaur Calhoun Sometimes in art, a […]

Vitality Check: 5/17/16

Estrogen: the enemy among us By Rocco Castellano About a year ago, I wrote a column called “Soy Meets World” […]