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Free Speech 3/8/11

Dear Mr. Luedtke When Mark Luedtke buys into a theory or idea (some of them bordering on crackpot), he ignores any fact or evidence that contradicts his ideas. Concerning his article on Arthur deVany’s “New Evolution Diet” he should read the review of it by Chris Masterjohn. – Reid McFarland Dayton, Ohio [RE: “Are you […]

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Debate Forum 3/1/11

The Showdown between State Government and its Workers The Wisconsin Assembly, early Friday, passed a bill that would strip most public workers of their collective bargaining rights. This legislation is part of Republican Governor Scott Walker’s legislative agenda as he sets out to tackle the problem of the state’s $137 million deficit for the remaining […]

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Debate Forum: Left 3/1/11

The Myth of the Deficit By Rana Odeh Republican governors in Wisconsin, Ohio and New Jersey are attacking public service unions and blaming them for the states’ budget deficits. Limiting collective bargaining by public employees is by no means going to solve the deficit problem. State budget deficits are caused by recessions rather than collective […]

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Debate Forum: Right 3/1/11

Time to tell the truth about public service unions By David H. Landon How do we tell the police officer that risks his life for his community every time he goes to work that he has to begin paying a higher percentage of his health insurance premiums?  Or tell the firefighter, who runs towards the […]

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Debate Forum 2/23/11

Congress agrees to 90-day extension of the Patriot Act The USA PATRIOT Act is an acronym for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism. Fortunately, everyone knows it today as simply the Patriot Act. It was signed into law with little debate or opposition only 43 days after […]

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Debate Forum: Left 2/23/11

Patriot Smacked By Ben Tompkins With the possible exception of the war in Iraq, the Patriot Act is the premier piece of post-9/11 action that made most moderate people go “wait, what?” “You heard us.  If you want to keep your children safe, you’re going to have to accept that the Constitution only works when […]

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Debate Forum: Right 2/23/11

The Patriot Act Continues to Keep Americans Safe By David H. Landon The 10-year anniversary of 9/11 is almost upon us. The more time that passes, the more difficult it becomes to remember the raw feelings of fear and anger that were triggered by the cowardly attack on civilians who were simply going about their […]

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Free Speech 2/23/11

Way of the future Have any state or local surveys been given asking what the “people” really think about this issue? I don’t know much about a high-speed rail system because I’ve never ridden on high-speed trains. (For instance, would you travel at the speed of business, and is that dial-up or 4G?) I have […]

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Free Speech 2/23/11

Many Thanks Kathleen, Hi, thanks so much for the kind words you wrote about me in the article about Wednesdays at Blind Bob’s. I truly appreciate how you saw that I started back in 1997 and built up club singers. You are a Dayton gem! Nancy Sell [RE: “Wednesday Night Lights” by Kathleen Cahill, 2/16/11]

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Free Speech 2/23/11

Get the facts straight Hi Mark [Luedtke], I am writing in regard to your column in the Debate Forum section of the Dayton City Paper regarding high-speed rail, specifically your comment that “Nothing is stopping George Soros, Warren Buffet and Bill Gates from putting together a high-speed rail company risking their own money…” Perhaps you were […]

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News of the weird: 12/16

By Chuck Shepherd Dying to get a date Like many in society’s subgroups, people who work in “death” industries or […]

Advice Goddess: 12/16

By Amy Alkon American idle My girlfriend is beautiful, highly intelligent and interesting. She’s smart for a living (as a […]

The Docket: 12/9

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Photo: The Miamisburg Community Holiday Event […]

Jingle ’Burg

Miamisburg Holiday Parade returns By CC Hutten Photo: The Miamisburg Community Holiday Event and Parade begins at 11:30 a.m. on […]

Advice Goddess: 12/9

By Amy Alkon Belittle Richard My girlfriend says she likes that I’m smart but says I can be “on” too […]

News of the weird: 12/9

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – TMI Kansas lawyer Dennis Hawver was disbarred in November for his comically bad (24 […]