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Free Speech: 1/30

Busting Brock Turner Re: “Debate: Should California elected Judge Persky be recalled because of his sentence to convicted rapist Brock Turner; January 23, 2018; Vol 15: No 4 Every time I see Brock Turner, I throw up a little in my mouth I wish he had gotten the death penalty so I’d know the woman […]

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Free Speech: 01/23

Sound Ideas Re:”Squandering Wealth” by Mark Luedtke; January 26, 2017; Vol. 14, No. 51 Hi Mark, I read your article in the City Paper.   I have no direct knowledge regarding Dayton’s politics and spending but I do have interest in the proposed Levitt Pavillion.  I am a avid music fan and I have a […]

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Free Speech: 01/16

Farewell, friend Re: “OTB, so long, but not goodbye” by Jim Bucher; January 2, 2018; Vol. 15, No. 1 I can’t believe Jim Bucher is leaving! I saved Erma Bombeck’s articles about parenting to give to my kids someday, to show them how much I love them. I saved Buch’s columns to show my kids […]

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Free Speech: 01/09

An impressive job Re: “The high stakes of ‘Molly’s Game’” by T.T. Stern-Enzi; January 2, 2018; Vol. 15, No. 1. It would never occur to me to watch the movie “Molly’s Game,” because it isn’t a part of my usual viewing. T.T. Stern-Enzi isn’t tied to a particular aesthetic though, and that’s what makes his […]

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Free Speech: 01/02

Christmas Re: “It’s beginning to look a lot like solstice” by Tim Walker; December 19, 2017; Vol. 14, No. 51 I was glad to see an irreverent cover story about celebrations of the winter solstice, because I think irreverence is the only suitable emotional reaction to the holiday season. Not that a solstice is truly […]

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Free Speech: 12/26

Happy Saturnalia Re: Calendar (pg 35); December 12, 2017; Vol. 14, No. 50 Thank you for putting the announcement of free breakfast with Santa under HOLIDAY, PERFECT! Best wishes for a Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas, Joyous New Year, enjoyable Kawanza. -Anne from Central Presbyterian Church via U.S. Mail On social punishment Re: “How will it […]

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Free Speech: 12/19

Home to me Re: “A wonderland of beer” by David Nilsen; December 12, 2017; Vol. 14, No. 50. As a Belgian I can only admire the way the author described and applauded our national heritage. Well written! Enjoy your (Belgian) beer. -Stappers via DaytonCityPaper.com Secession Re: “Secession” by Mark Luedtke; October 3, 2017; Vol. 14, […]

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Free Speech: 12/12

Why though? Re: “Ladies, and gentleman, and smizmars” by Sarah Sidlow; November 28,2017; Vol. 14, No. 48. I wonder what benefit there is in having gender on the id at all. Picture, name and DOB should suffice correct? And what is a federal ID besides passport? Soc Sec cards are not valid for ID. – […]

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Free Speech: 12/5

ERRATUM Re: “Egg as canvas” by Paula Johnson; November 28, 2017; No.14, Vol. 48. On behalf of the DCP team, and as we strive to give credit when due, we apologize for not having properly credited the artist’s work highlighted on the cover of last week’s edition. The “In Memory of St. Simone” oil paint […]

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Free Speech: 11/28

A game is a game Re: “Sports nightmare” by Mark Luedtke; October 31, 2017; Vol. 14, No. 44. I read your article.  I agree with mostly everything you said.  A huge issue that I have with them is that, while I agree with their right to protest, I am paying for my cable TV to […]

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Free Speech Letters, 1/10/12

Good news at Werk I love hearing stories like this. You hear so many about the Dead. It’s cool to hear about new bands too. I love the Werks and fell in love with them at the first Werk Out, which was my first festival. I will always have a special connection with this band […]

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Free Speech, 1/3/12

Allow Plan B for those under 17 In regard to the Heath and Human Services secretary having the authority to make this decision, at this point I don’t think it’s a question of if, but how? In my opinion the Morning-after Pill should be available to women under the age of 17. The age of […]

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Free Speech Letters, 12/27/11

The real Cain Questions Sorry Mr. Landon, with all due respect, Herman Cain was not destroyed by the media; he was “done in” by his own self-inflicted wounds. His ego got the best of him. Why hasn’t anyone addressed what he put his poor wife through? Why wasn’t she informed of his financial involvement with […]

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Free Speech Letters, 12/20/11

A leftist county? It is not surprising that Child Welfare Services in Cuyahoga County removed a fat kid from his parents, because they were not doing enough to make him a skinny kid.  Cleveland and Cuyahoga County are run by Democrat, leftist politicians who are all about forcing everyone to live according to their edicts […]

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Free Speech Letters, 12/13/11

An open message to Occupy protesters Let’s be honest about what really is happening here. The “Occupy” movement’s messages about banking and financial fraud, bailouts for the 1%, a consolidation of power to the few, the corrupting influence of money and favors in politics, income inequalities, social inequities and injustice, political and corporate misdeeds, police […]

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Free Speech Letters, 12/6/11

Cain, Cain … he’s our man I missed the rally in east Dayton, but heard Herman Cain’s interview with WHIO radio live. I liked what I heard and I am an early supporter of Mr. Cain. He is better than Barrack Hussein Obama any day of the week. At least he would not be trying […]

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