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Free Speech – 01/12/11

DAI and BING Just great to see this all happening, and Bing , your coup with the new school is just the best.  It will so gently bring the arts into their souls and if used in their educating around those examples – and with some visits from you – it will inspire beyond your […]

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Free Speech – 01/05/11

Far left? Far right? No way. As a libertarian-leaning independent I love to watch the far right and the far left squirm when they don’t get their way. Looks like it’s the far left’s turn now since President Obama has moved firmly to middle ground politically and abandoned all or nearly all of his far […]

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Free Speech – 01/05/11

Is the U.S. crumbling? If anything is clear, it is that George W. Bush and his band of psychopaths tipped us into an abyss and decades of exile from the company of advanced nations. Banking and Wall Street abuses, skyrocketing health care costs and hollowing of our industrial base were crimes of omission and serious […]

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Free Speech – The REAL obesity issue

The REAL obesity issue Contrary to what people may have heard from that idiot Sarah Palin, First Lady Michelle Obama is not going around grinchily trying to snatch sugar cookies from the hands of children this holiday season (Whoops! That’s “Christmas Season” for all the Fox News purists out there).  Rather, what Michelle Obama’s anti-childhood […]

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Free Speech – Elegy for a small town store

Elegy for a small town store When I took my future husband to meet my grandparents a few decades ago, my husband mentioned the small town that his parents were from. My grandfather’s eyes lit up and he said, “I know that town! When I was a young man, back in the early 30s, I […]

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3C Rail debate

Dear Miss Kashani, I read your article in the “Debate Forum” with interest, but found myself unable to agree with your positions. Many, including myself, talk about our need to rely more on public transportation and less on our own transportation, but must admit we haven’t used public transportation in years, if ever. For me, […]

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Free Speech 11/03/10

Delivery Six Days A Week Is What Americans Expect From The United States Postal Service According to headlines across the country, the United States Postal Service is in dire need of drastic reform to save itself from what some have mischaracterized as near certain collapse. The Postal Service can save itself but not by eliminating […]

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Free Speech 10/27/10

DITZY ANGLE If ever there was doubt that big money is pouring into Nevada to unseat Harry Reid from the Senate, I got a clincher in the mail today,an elaborate mailingfrom Republican candidate Sharron Angle for an ìemergency donationî to help her get elected. Why in Heavenís name would a Nevada politician be soliciting money […]

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Free Speech 10/20/10

Republican Supremacy and Entitlements I received a piece of campaign literature paid for by Ohio Republican Party, Kevin DeWine, Chairman, 211 S. Fifth Street, Columbus, OH 43215 concerning Josh Mandell’s November election bid for Ohio State Treasurer. It was on 8-by-11 glossy card stock. On the front, he talks about himself in the most glowing […]

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Free Speech

PORTMAN BEST BET FOR SENATE Last evening while watching the candidates who are running for U. S. Senate I made up my mind who I am supporting. I was looking for precise, clear answers. I was looking for sincerity and boldness. I saw this and more in candidate Rob Portman. Rob Portman has my support. […]

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News of the weird 10/21

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Signs of the times “Selfie fever” has begun to sully the sacred Islamic pilgrimages to […]

The last word

Thanks for reading By A.J. Wagner This will be my last week writing the “Law and Disorder” column for the […]

The art of organization

Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour & Sale returns By Alyssa Reck Photo: Elaine Lamb of Mud Mothers Pottery will showcase […]

Waste not

The Plastic World of Mary Ellen Croteau By Shayna V. McConville Photo: Mary Ellen Croteau, “Endless Columns,” plastic bottle caps […]

On not getting by in Dayton

The long-term effects of poverty By A.J. Wagner I have been penning “Law and Disorder” for the Dayton City Paper […]

News of the weird 10/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Bionic shoes Police in Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture raided a shoe manufacturer in July and […]