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Debate Forum Topic, 7/5/11

Ohio Republican Legislature passes expanded conceal and carry law With Governor John Kasich’s signature last week, Ohio will change its state gun laws to allow people to wear concealed guns into facilities that serve alcohol. The Republican-led Ohio House voted 55-39 in favor of the change and the GOP-led Senate concurred with a vote of […]

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Debate Forum Left, 7/5/11

Is this alcohol or lead poisoning? By Benjamin Tompkins If you drive about 30 minutes back into the high country on highway 285 in Colorado, just before you pitch off the map into the timeless oblivion of the deep back country, you will come across a sleepy little town on the edge of civilization. It’s […]

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Debate Forum Right, 7/5/11

A small step in the right direction by Mark Luedtke The Founding Fathers understood human nature and how government perverted human nature to the detriment of the people in general. The anti-Federalists understood the Federalists had pulled a fast one on the people when they created the Constitution. They understood the Constitution would enable the […]

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Debate Forum Topic: 6/28/11

Dayton passes ordinance increasing the regulation of panhandling In recent months there has been a noticeable increase in the number of individuals who stand at the top of Dayton-area exit ramps and non-verbally solicit money.  These panhandlers, usually holding a handwritten sign, can be found at the top of ramps where traffic is forced to […]

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Debate Forum Left: 6/28/11

Everybody’s free By Jolene Pohl-Crowell My first reaction to the city’s panhandling, aka, soliciting ordinance is pure outrage. My inappropriate response is, “Just who the hell do you think you are?” Then I remember that even New York City is not immune to the dictatorship of appropriate public behavior ordinances. I blame NYC for unleashing […]

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Debate Forum Right: 6/28/11

Buddy, can you spare a dime? By David H. Landon In Dayton, like cities everywhere, the number of panhandlers seems to be on a steady rise. At the top of many exit ramps across the Miami Valley, panhandlers have set up shop holding signs with personalized messages about their suffering and waiting for the traffic […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 6/21/11

Is President Obama Acting in Violation of the War Powers Act? The War Powers Act of 1973 is a federal law intended to check the power of the president in committing the U.S. to an armed conflict without the consent of Congress. The act came about in the aftermath of both the Korean War and […]

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Debate Forum Right, 6/21/11

The Dictator’s Personal Army by Mark Luedtke United States presidents have long known the best way to win popular support is to wage war. In the 19th century, presidents used Manifest Destiny as an excuse to wage war on Native Americans and Mexico. In the 20th century, despite winning the 1916 election as an anti-war […]

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Debate Forum Left, 6/21/11

Seriously Congress? Permission, shmer-mission by Benjamin Tompkins I think one of the most frustrating things in the entire universe is watching Congress ruin a good cause because of a perceived procedural slight. It’s very playground, and when that procedural slight comes from the president, you can bet the size and scope of the tantrum is […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 6/14/11

Weiner’s wiener: Too big to fail? Congressman Anthony Weiner has admitted that he has sent scores of inappropriate pictures to women that were following the congressman on his Twitter account, and the calls for his resignation are spurting in from all corners. Although some Republican leaders are suggesting that Weiner resign his office, Democrats are […]

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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

L&D

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 […]