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Debate Forum Topic, 10/4/11

Ohio’s new legislative map sparks cries for changing the process Once every 10 years following the completion of the U.S. census, the state of Ohio is required to redraw the congressional and state legislative districts to reflect the changes in population. The decisions on where those legislative lines are drawn can determine which political party […]

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Debate Forum Left, 10/4/11

Cheaters never prosper; unless they control Ohio By Jolene Pohl It is obvious the Ohio Republican-controlled Legislature has very little interest in encouraging citizenship participation in government since the governor’s redistricting map adds confusion and creates complications. The Apportionment Board’s new plan is partisan and simply ridiculous. The plan includes seven different counties throughout the […]

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Debate Forum Right, 10/4/11

Democrats have only themselves to blame By David H. Landon I’m sorry, but the loud wailing sounds and the great gnashing of teeth coming from my Democratic friends over the new redistricting could have been easily avoided. During the 2009–2010 legislative term, when Democrats still controlled the Ohio House, the governor’s office, and the secretary […]

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Free Speech Letters, 10/4/11

A founding letter As the organizers of SOFT, we would like to respond to some of A.J.’s points. First, we hope that visitors to our Facebook page will forgive us – we have been quite busy over the last month with our full-time graduate studies and research and teaching responsibilities, and haven’t been updating the […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 9/27/11

Should a private Catholic university block a secular club? At the beginning of September, a group of students at the University of Dayton (UD) were denied approval for their organization to be registered as an official organization on the UD campus. The newly formed Society of Freethinkers  (SOFT)was organized to discuss topics related to both […]

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Debate Forum Left, 9/27/11

Sins of Faithless Trolls (SOFT) By  Benjamin Tompkins Well of course the University of Dayton (UD) is “allowed” to deny the Society of Freethinkers (SOFT) the right to organize, the same way the Catholic Church is “allowed” to deem homosexuality a sin and Ben Roethlisberger is “allowed” to rape people as long as he’s winning […]

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Debate Forum Right, 9/27/11

Thoughts on the Society of Freethinkers from a former atheist By A.J. Wagner The University of Dayton (UD) has been sucker punched. It’s been set up. Two men, who are no friends to the Catholic and Marianist tradition of the university, have made a phony plea for recognition of their atheist organization that envisions, according […]

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Free Speech Letters, 9/27/11

Dayton to be another ‘sanctuary city’ So, Dayton, Ohio, is going to become another [illegal] immigrant-friendly “sanctuary city” with its “Welcome Dayton Plan,” whereat cheap-labor and government lovers and others can pick and choose which federal laws they want ignored or enforced … excepting those regarding guns, race, sex, taxes and test scores, of course. […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 9/20/11

Kasich administration moves to privatize some of Ohio’s prisons As the recession continues to be a drag on the revenues to state and local governments, governmental officials are looking for cost savings at every opportunity. The state of Ohio was facing an $8 billion shortfall going into the current biennial budget. The Kasich administration has […]

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Debate Forum Right, 9/20/11

What we expect from government versus what we need By David H. Landon Let’s start our discussion with a very basic premise. We can no longer afford all of the government that we have come to expect. That’s very different from saying that we can no longer afford all of the government that we need. […]

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The Docket: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman […]

Debate Forum: 8/23

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For rent Can Ohio’s national park be “leased” for drilling? By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: name the only national forest […]

On The Beat: 8/23

Roadside fruit stands, where art thou? By Jim Bucher Think the older you get, the more nostalgic. Guess it’s all […]

On Your Marc: 8/23

No character like McVie By Marc Katz I know, there were iconic entertainment groups that played early in their careers […]

Debate Forum: 8/16/16

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For the love of the game Olympic athletes have big dreams, but empty wallets—Should the government step in? By Sarah […]