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Debate Forum Topic, 10/11/11

Occupy Wall Street: Is there a coherent message? On Wednesday, Oct. 5, protestors in Dayton sympathetically gathered to express their dissenting opinions about the conduct of the U.S. banking industry. What began as a grassroots protest against excesses on Wall Street three weeks ago has grown to a nationwide movement with solidarity rallies being held […]

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Debate Forum Left, 10/11/11

Time for outrage By Benjamin Tompkins To say the Occupy Wall Street movement is disjointed and without a cohesive agenda is like criticizing Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain” because it looks like a reoriented urinal. Once you understand the message, you understand why it looks the way it does. 1917, the year “Fountain” was rejected by the […]

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Debate Forum Right, 10/11/11

Centrally planned leftist protests fizzle by Mark Luedtke The leftists are desperate, angry and jealous. The 20th century will go down in history as the century in which socialism produced the most war casualties and mass murder in human history. The Marxists, socialists and hardcore leftists were forced into the closet. They’ve been planning and […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 10/4/11

Ohio’s new legislative map sparks cries for changing the process Once every 10 years following the completion of the U.S. census, the state of Ohio is required to redraw the congressional and state legislative districts to reflect the changes in population. The decisions on where those legislative lines are drawn can determine which political party […]

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Debate Forum Left, 10/4/11

Cheaters never prosper; unless they control Ohio By Jolene Pohl It is obvious the Ohio Republican-controlled Legislature has very little interest in encouraging citizenship participation in government since the governor’s redistricting map adds confusion and creates complications. The Apportionment Board’s new plan is partisan and simply ridiculous. The plan includes seven different counties throughout the […]

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Debate Forum Right, 10/4/11

Democrats have only themselves to blame By David H. Landon I’m sorry, but the loud wailing sounds and the great gnashing of teeth coming from my Democratic friends over the new redistricting could have been easily avoided. During the 2009–2010 legislative term, when Democrats still controlled the Ohio House, the governor’s office, and the secretary […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 9/27/11

Should a private Catholic university block a secular club? At the beginning of September, a group of students at the University of Dayton (UD) were denied approval for their organization to be registered as an official organization on the UD campus. The newly formed Society of Freethinkers  (SOFT)was organized to discuss topics related to both […]

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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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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 […]