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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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Debate Forum Right: 5/17/11

Acting in our own self interest in a dangerous world By David H. Landon In what can only be described as a testament to the ultimate capability of the U.S. military and intelligence community, Osama bin Laden is dead. On May 2, in the dead of a moonless night, our military flew four modified stealth-like […]

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Debate Forum Topic: 5/10/11

Soaring Gas Prices Leave Consumers Looking for Someone To Blame From January 2009 until now the price of gasoline at the pump has steadily climbed from $1.80 per gallon to the record-high average of nearly $4.20 today. As Americans reel from the soaring gas prices, the question being asked is: Who do we blame for […]

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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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News of the weird: 05/26

By Chuck Shepherd Is This a Great Country or What? There’s hardly a more “generic” song in America than “Happy […]

A berry good time

Annual Strawberry Festival returns By Tara Pettit Photo: The Troy Strawberry Festival [June6-7] offers strawberry-themed vendors, activities and live entertainment; […]

Advice Goddess: 5/27

By Amy Alkon Smells Like Bean Spirit My girlfriend of a year is 51 and lovely in most areas – […]

Chew on this: 05/26

Grill smart By Jayne Powers Every day, we make decisions about our health regarding the food we eat. Sometimes, we […]

News of the weird: 05/19

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Donating for dollars Already, healthy people can donate blood, sperm and eggs, but now […]

Advice Goddess: 5/19

By Amy Alkon All the single m’ladies I read your manners book and loved it. I just feel that for […]