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Free Speech Letter 2/16/11

It’s tasteless, stupid Mark Luedtke, I might not necessarily be a fan of Mayor Leitzell or of Governor Kasich, but the use of your last feature article, “It’s the Economy, Stupid!” to take pot shots at both of them was cheap, classless, petty and juvenile. At least you didn’t call them RINOs in print, though. […]

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Free Speech Letter 2/16/11

Luedtke’s analysis off point Reading Mark Luedtke’s recent article in the Dayton City Paper analyzing the reason for Dayton’s economic decline, the first word that came to my mind was “Reaganesque.” Since Mr. Luedtke and his fellow conservatives/libertarians seem to regard Ronald Reagan in much the same way that Scientologists regard L. Ron Hubbard, he […]

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Debate Forum Topic 2/9/11

ARAB EARLY SPRING 2011 It seems that the famed and failed “Arab Spring of 2005” was only delayed. In 2005, the world media bantered about a catch phrase to describe the budding signs of democratic reform in states throughout the Middle East. They called it the “Arab Spring.” We are now looking at the Arab […]

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Debate Forum: Left 2/9/11

Leave it to the people to create real change By Rana Odeh For decades, we have seen enough American and European interventions in the Middle East, and with that interference, an insurmountable amount of corruption, oppression and violence. It is time for the voice of the people in the region to be heard, and it […]

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Debate Forum: Right 2/9/11

And We Wonder Why Arab Muslims Hate Us By Mark Luedtke Much as the government of the Soviet Union propped up tyrannical governments in Eastern Europe for the benefit of the Soviet ruling class, the U.S. government has long propped up tyrannical governments in the Arab world for the benefit of our ruling class. These […]

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Free Speech 02/09/11

Let Egypt go This letter is in response to the articles covering the civil unrest occurring in Egypt. As a citizen of and believer in democracy, I applaud the efforts of the Egyptian people.  Their efforts are similar to what happened following the election in Iran and the most recent revolution in Tunisia. Believe it […]

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Free Speech 02/09/11

What a load of BS. Four percent of the population owned slaves because slaveholding was concentrated in the rich planter class. Basically, a few people owned a lot of slaves and most people didn’t own slaves because they couldn’t afford them (abolition of slave trade means the price of slaves increases). Furthermore, if slavery wasn’t […]

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Free Speech – 02/09/11

Stimulus Interruptus David H. Landon trashed the President’s State of the Union address claiming Obama did not address the one issue driving public debate: government spending. According to Landon, the mid-term elections proved public discontent with how Democrats managed to avert another Great Depression. They spent lots of money on stimulus packages to revive our […]

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Debate Forum Topic 02/02/11

A Review of the Obama State of the Union Speech Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution, states that the president “… shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.” While it is […]

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Debate Forum Left 02/02/11

Who Took Third Place in Miss Alaska? By Ben Tompkins I’ve never in my life heard a public figure who has such a consistent and level-headed dedication to the elevation of discourse and realistic view of reality as Obama. I think if he weren’t so eloquent it wouldn’t work, because generally partisanship is much more […]

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Home. Grown. History.

Troy celebrates 200 years by Janell Ward Photo: A group of friends spends time in Troy in 1888; photo: Troy […]

Biplanes and barnstormers

WACO Museum Fly-In lands in Troy by Andy Hertel Photo: A row of vintage biplanes on display in Troy; photo: […]

One good eye

Cyclops Festival returns for fourth DIY year By Tim Anderl Photo: Cyclops Festival, the handmade art and apparel event, will take […]

Causing an uproar

Godsmack shreds across the country By Alan Sculley Photo: Godsmack will perform on Aug. 17 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati […]

Yellow Springs Theater Company

New company of professionals pushes theatrical boundaries By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Yellow Springs Theater Company rehearses D’Arc Comedy by wanda […]

Give it a spin

Whirled Festival of Tops By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The festivities begin at 5 p.m. in the area north of the […]