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Debate Forum Topic 11/17/10

ENHANCED PAT-DOWN TECHNIQUE GIVES FLYING THE FRIENDLY SKIES NEW MEANING As millions of Americans get ready to take to the skies for the Thanksgiving holiday, there’s growing anxiety over new Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) security pat-downs and body-imaging scanners at airports. These new techniques come in response to attempts by terrorists, like the underwear bomber, […]

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Debate Forum Left 11/17/10

Ineffectiveness of Invasive Pat-Down By Rana Odeh Once upon a time, U.S. airports were content with metal detectors until the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) deemed them incompetent, so they are being replaced with body scanners. Americans are complaining about the body scanners, so U.S. airports are implementing pat-down security measures. Americans are now complaining about […]

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Debate Forum Right 11/17/10

Resisting TSA Perverts a Test of American Character By Mark Luedtke Imagine if armed thugs forced you to strip naked while they took pictures. Worse, imagine they did the same thing to your spouse and children, and you were helpless to stop them. Imagine if they lewdly molested your children while they forced you to […]

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Debate Forum Topic 11/10/10

VIOLENT VIDEO GAME REGULATION REACHES THE SUPREME COURT On November 2, 2010 the United States Supreme Court heard the case of Schwarzenegger v. EMA, a case about a California law. The EMA (Entertainment Merchants Association) is asking the Court to determine whether or not a California law dealing with violent video games is unconstitutional. The […]

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Debate Forum Left 11/10/10

Plugging the Leak By Benjamin Tomkins Both the video game industry and the film industry have robust, independent review boards that apply ratings to their respective media.  Video games have the Entertainment Software Review Board (ESRB), and movies have the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).  Both organizations operate on a strictly voluntary basis, because […]

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Debate Forum Right 11/10/10

Since When Is Playing Grand Theft Auto an Expression of Free Speech? By David H. Landon Last week the United States Supreme Court considered the issue of whether a California law which prohibits the sale of violent video games to minors was constitutional. Oral arguments were made before the Court in Schwarzenegger v. EMA and […]

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Debate Forum Topic 11/03/10

Daylight Saving: A Waste Of Time? The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (called “Summer Time” in many places in the world) is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. Countries have different change dates, but […]

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Debate Forum Left 11/03/10

DST: The Greatest Bargain By Benjamin Tomkins In preparation for this article I spoke to people in all kinds of professions about how Daylight Saving Time impacts their business. The vast majority of them -teachers, gas station attendants, and shopkeepers- find it mildly annoying to lose an hour of sleep once a year, but are […]

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Debate Forum Right 11/03/10

Spring Forward, Fall Asleep By J.T. Ryder Daylight Saving Time is almost here, so go hand crank the ol’ Hudson and we’ll motor down to see a moving picture show down at the Gold Theater! Why, maybe Chaplin’s Modern Times will be playing! Wouldn’t that be swell!? The cool thing about arguing against the continuance […]

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Debate Forum Topic 10/27/10

Should Those Negative Political Ads Be Funded By Anonymous Donors? This is the season for those much-maligned political attack ads that fill our television screens. In many cases, the disclaimers on the ads indicate they are paid for by the candidate’s campaign committee or a by political party. In those instances, the donors who contributed […]

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News of the weird: 06/30

By Chuck Shepherd   What Cannibals Can Teach Us Researchers studying the human-brain-eating Fore tribe of Papua New Guinea reported […]

Advice Goddess: 6/30

By Amy Alkon   Owe, Baby, Baby My girlfriend always cries that she’s “broke.” I just ended up buying her […]

The Docket: 06/30

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Amanda Dee   Man sorry for accidentally lurking nude At 6:30 […]

Chew on this: 06/30

Back-of-the-envelope nutrition By Jayne Powers   From picking quality carbohydrates to protein powders and dietary supplements, there are scores of […]

Advice Goddess: 6/23

By Amy Alkon Rise And Spine My fiancé is good friends with his ex-girlfriend from college. (We’re all in our […]

30 feet of Abe

Lincoln’s legacy lives on in Troy By John Hamilton Photo: A monumental “Modern Man” discusses the Gettysburg Address with a […]