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Debate Forum Left 08/11/10

More Conservative Socialism By Mark Luedtke I’m sick of hearing about the so–called mosque at Ground Zero. From the way conservatives have whined about it, you would think the U.S. was surrendering to Osama bin Laden. It only took a couple of seconds of research to find out all the alarmism is a sham. First […]

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Debate Forum Right 08/11/10

The Ground Zero Mosque: Think By Bob Maistros As I like to say, this one isn’t even hard. In PR, we used to talk about a “smell test” for questionable actions. I like to apply an equally simple “Dude-what-were-you-thinking?” test to stupid ideas. Like “Dudes, what were you thinking” when your school system proposed to […]

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Debate Forum Center 08/04/2010

Secrets Secreted: Freedom Of Information Gone Too Far? Even those who may never have ventured into the cyber world of the Internet know that it is a source for a wealth of information. They would even know by now that a good amount of the information to be found on the Web isn’t always necessarily reliable […]

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Debate Forum Left 08/04/2010

We Are The Redcoats Now The U.S. government today is far more oppressive than King George III back in 1776. King George held zero political prisoners. He allowed the colonial press to operate freely. He allowed the colonists free elections. He imposed virtually no restrictions on trade. He imposed no restrictions on travel. American colonists […]

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Debate Forum Right 08/04/2010

Your Right To Know Doesn’t Supersede Our Right To Exist There was sheer idiocy on display last week as a Web site known as WikiLeaks released  100 megabytes totaling some 90,000 pages of secret tactical American military reports regarding the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan. These documents were released by WikiLeaks in conjunction with newspapers […]

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Debate Forum Center 07/28/2010

Are Americans receiving news or is opinion pretending to be news? Now more than ever it appears that historically traditional news sources have been blurring the line between hard news and opinion. The classic textbook “who, what, when, where, why and how” journalistic approach to news delivery appears to be the exception and not the […]

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Debate Forum Left 07/28/2010

There’s No Such Thing As Unbiased News By Mark Luedtke Many Americans and most journalists have a romantic notion that, in the past, news organizations had integrity and published or broadcast unbiased news. That’s a delusion. There’s no such thing as unbiased news. Ben Franklin was one of the most famous newspapermen in the colonies […]

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Debate Forum Right 07/28/2010

Journolist Proves Media Corruption By Ashley Stinnett When news first broke that The Daily Caller had obtained documents and other such evidence asserting that a left-wing journalist Web site had plotted to cover up controversial stories revolving around then-candidate Barack Obama’s pastor as well as conspiring to destroy the lives of anyone who opposes their […]

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Is Israel’s Naval Blockade Of Gaza Legal?

Israel’s Naval Blockade Of Gaza The Monday, May 31 predawn raid of a flotilla attempting to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza has drawn international criticism and calls for Israel to end the blockade. Israel says the blockade is meant to keep weapons out of the hands of Hamas fighters, not keep aid from the reaching […]

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Primary Shows Growing Anti-Washington Sentiment

Anti-Washington Sentiment In a symbol of the growing anti-Washington
sentiment across the country, last week’s Primary Elections in Pennsylvania, Kentucky 
and Arkansas produced results that have the Washington establishment nervous. As each polit-
ical party attempts to analyze the results in order to prepare for the mid-term election in November, 
one thing is certain: It’s an anti-Washington, […]

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Law & Disorder

The last word, Not the last laugh by A.J. Wagner In 1994, Justice Harry Blackmun, in the case of Callins […]

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – They didn’t see this coming? (1) German Rolf Buchholz, who owns the Guinness Book […]

Miamisburg goes to the dogs

Canine Carnival returns By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Canine Carnival takes place Sept. 21 at Riverfront park; photo: Casey Harshman The […]

Advice goddess

 Beard-death experience This adorable, smart, funny guy I’m dating was clean-shaven when we first met, but for the past three […]

Home. Grown. History.

Troy celebrates 200 years by Janell Ward Photo: A group of friends spends time in Troy in 1888; photo: Troy […]

Biplanes and barnstormers

WACO Museum Fly-In lands in Troy by Andy Hertel Photo: A row of vintage biplanes on display in Troy; photo: […]