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Debate Forum Topic, 10/25/11

Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments on state smoking ban Last Wednesday, the Ohio Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that challenges the state’s nearly 5-year-old indoor smoking ban. Sitting in rural Highland County, the Court heard a case against Zeno’s, a Columbus bar, which owes $33,000 in fines for smoking violations. Having been cited […]

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Debate Forum Right, 10/25/11

Ohio Attorney General blows smoke, but you can’t by Mark Luedtke Most Americans are under the misconception that elections mean something to them. Most think if you vote out one party and replace it with the other, the government will go in a new direction. It never happens. No matter which party voters empower, government […]

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Debate Forum Left, 10/25/11

Where there’s smoke, there’s ire By Marianne Stanley One of the problems with having a multitude of freedoms in society is that some folks confuse it with license to do whatever they want. Each freedom carries with it a corresponding responsibility. We can have freedom of speech but that speech must not incite to riot. […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 10/18/11

The killing of Anwar al-Awlaki Anwar al-Awlaki, born April 22, 1971, was an American-born Yemeni-American imam who, according to U.S. government officials, was a senior recruiter, motivator and operations planner for the Islamist militant group al-Qaida. His sermons are alleged to have helped motivate at least three attacks inside the U.S. He was the first […]

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Debate Forum Left, 10/18/11

Chalk one up for Obama By  David H. Landon I find myself in the unusual position of writing this week’s column in support of the recent action by the Obama administration. In September, a U.S. drone fired a missile killing Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born radical Muslim cleric, living and hiding out in Yemen. Al-Awlaki is […]

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Debate Forum Right, 10/18/11

Obama don’t need no stinking trials By Mark Luedtke Are you on President Obama’s hit list? Is your loved one? How can you know? The targets, who selected them and the evidence for putting them on the list are all secret. Did you even know Obama had a hit list? On January 27, 2010 The […]

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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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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]