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Debate Forum Topic, 11/29/11

Failure of supercommittee starts the blame game Last week, to no one’s real surprise, the Congressional “supercommittee” announced that it had failed to agree on spending cuts and tax hikes which were to total a targeted amount of $1.5 trillion dollars. After three months of negotiations, this group of six Democrats and six Republicans from […]

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Debate Forum Left, 11/29/11

The parade of the little penguins By Benjamin Tompkins Six little penguins can’t decide to dive- One falls in, and now there are five… — “Penguin’s First Swim” It’s friggin’ freezing out here. Seriously. I clearly remember my father telling me not to bother packing my down jacket because “Australian winters are not like Ohio […]

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Debate Forum Right, 11/29/11

Stop spending! Stop spending! Seriously … stop spending!! By David H. Landon The U.S. budget deficit has reached critical mass. President Obama’s budget for fiscal year 2012 is projected to be $3.818 trillion. Unfortunately, revenues are projected to only be $2.228 trillion, leaving a deficit for the fiscal year of $1.590 trillion. We continue to […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 11/22/11

Occupy Wall Street and the First Amendment On November 15, in a predawn operation, New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered the clearing of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) encampment in Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan. Police in riot gear moved into the park shortly after officers handed out notices to protesters warning them the […]

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Debate Forum Left, 11/22/11

The right to remain silent By Jolene Pohl I am not a law student or a lawyer but I am a citizen of the United States with a nifty pocket book Constitution from the ACLU. According to that book, the First Amendment protects my right to say what I want in the form of press, […]

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Debate Forum Right, 11/22/11

The violence and greed of Leftists By Mark Luedtke It’s self-evident that only one person can control a piece of property at any given time. Otherwise conflicts occur. Therefore there’s no such thing as public property. That’s a fiction created by government to manipulate the people. There is only privately-owned property and government-owned property. Further, […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 11/15/11

Republican “Heartbeat Bill” challenges Roe v. Wade On June 28, the Republican-controlled Ohio House brought the “Heartbeat Bill” (HB 125) to a vote on the House floor. Introduced by Rep. Lynn Watchmann (R-Napoleon) and with 48 co-sponsors, House members approved the bill with a 54-43 vote. The bill has not yet been taken up by […]

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Debate Forum Left, 11/15/11

The so-called Heartbeat Bill has no heart By Marianne Stanley Good grief! If our country hadn’t been surreptitiously led so far away from its constitutional bedrock principles, we wouldn’t even be having this discussion.  The day that our politicians began closing their speeches with, “God bless America,” the nation’s wisely and solidly erected wall between […]

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Debate Forum Right, 11/15/11

Protecting the Heartbeat of America By David H. Landon I’ve always believed that science would eventually play a critical role in shrinking the period of time that a civilized society would allow for a legal abortion. Poll after poll shows that when the unborn child is viewed as a small person rather than a mass […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 11/8/11

Calls intensify for an aggressive ban on exotic animals in Ohio   The scene last month near Zanesville, Ohio was described by Jack Hanna, director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, as what one would expect if Noah’s Ark had crashed.  There were at one time 56 wild animals roaming the Muskingum County countryside. […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/15

The Docket

Slash and dash Taking the overused and overdone tactic of the “dine and dash” to a whole new level… a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/8

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On the run from a BB gun At a local historical park just a few days ago, a large truck was […]

Law & Disorder The Docket: 7/11

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Steal anything At a local auto-parts store, a car radio was shoplifted. The thief suspiciously perused through the aisles and […]

The Docket: 7/4

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By Michelle Strauss Pissed off Just a few weeks ago, someone broke into a local residence. The trespasser-turned-burglar began his raid, […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 6/27

A game of telephone Last week, on a particularly scorching hot afternoon, a man was driving his ex-girlfriend home. The […]