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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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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: 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 […]

Debate Forum: 7/19/16

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Sit down, G.I. Jane Should women be blocked from registering for the draft? By Sarah Sidlow U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson […]