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Commentary Forum 5/24/11

Playing God with People’s Lives By Mark Luedtke This may come as a shock to federal bureaucrats, but every few decades, the Mississippi River floods, big time. Every century or so, it floods even more impressively. For the entire history of humanity, people have known how to deal with floods. Individuals who chose to live […]

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Commentary Forum 5/24/11

Come hell or high water, hold the Corps accountable By Nicole Wroten People still refer to the disaster in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina simply as “Hurricane Katrina.” This is not correct. Hurricane Katrina did not cause the flooding of New Orleans; it just brought the rain. “The flooding of New Orleans was a man-made […]

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Free Speech Letters 5/24/11

Are tax increases ever catastrophic? Are fee/school-levy/tax increases ever catastrophic, like these proposed government budget cuts that public servants currently and continually complain, cry, pout, shout and whine about? They are as soon as you cannot delay or pay them. Many of us private-sector people regret that we have not seen any or many real […]

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Debate Forum Topic: 5/17/11

Osama bin Laden Death Raises Questions about U.S. Conduct The dust is beginning to settle over the May 1 killing of Osama bin Laden by the elite U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6. In most circles throughout the U.S. – Republican and Democrat, conservative and liberal – the killing of bin Laden is viewed as a […]

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Debate Forum Left: 5/17/11

Torture is Immoral, Illegal and Ineffective By Rana Odeh Let’s get rid of the sophisticated, politically correct language and call it what it is; “enhanced interrogation techniques” simply means torture. The sugar coating around the word has softened the public’s view on torture, despite the fact that it is immoral and illegal under U.S. law […]

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Debate Forum Right: 5/17/11

Acting in our own self interest in a dangerous world By David H. Landon In what can only be described as a testament to the ultimate capability of the U.S. military and intelligence community, Osama bin Laden is dead. On May 2, in the dead of a moonless night, our military flew four modified stealth-like […]

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Free Speech Letters: 5/17/11

Competition gone I agree with Ms. Odeh – the car industry with the help of government have all but snuffed out competition from electric cars to rail. – Stephanie Agosta [RE: Debate Forum Left by Rana Odeh, 5/10/11] An issue with bullying I can recall various times in my life when I experienced bullying first […]

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Debate Forum Topic: 5/10/11

Soaring Gas Prices Leave Consumers Looking for Someone To Blame From January 2009 until now the price of gasoline at the pump has steadily climbed from $1.80 per gallon to the record-high average of nearly $4.20 today. As Americans reel from the soaring gas prices, the question being asked is: Who do we blame for […]

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Debate Forum Left: 5/10/11

Oil: Let’s fix the System Before it Breaks By Rana Odeh At today’s gas prices average $4 per gallon in the greater Dayton area, it currently costs me $50 to make one round-trip from Dayton to a suburb of Columbus. Less than a year ago, the same trip only cost me $35. If Americans continue […]

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Debate Forum Right: 5/10/11

Oil and Cotton and Wheat, Oh My! by Mark Luedtke What do oil, cotton and wheat have in common? They’ve all nearly doubled in price in the last year. Worse, all commodities have dramatically increased in price recently. Gold and silver have skyrocketed. Stocks have dramatically increased in price. Groceries are more expensive, but that’s […]

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Venting for the voiceless

Author Justin Curtis’s Troy-inspired novel By Katie Fender Photo: “Plight of the Downtrodden,” by Justin Curtis Troy native and author […]

Art & Soul

Yellow Springs’ art fair connects art to community By Tara Pettit Photo: The Art & Soul Fair takes place from […]

Be Well, Marsha 11/17/15

The slower seasons By Marsha Bonhart I have a friend whom I adore. I don’t always understand her, but she’s […]

Three artists. Three days. One lock.

‘Locked In’ on art at Yellow Springs Arts Council By Joyell Nevins Photo: [l-r] Artists Brandon Lowery, Nathaniel Foley and […]

Ask Rocco 11/17/15

Who the hell is Tony Zale anyway? By Rocco Castellano Photo: Boxer Tony Zale knocks Rocky Graziano to the ground […]

March of the Turkeys

The Turkey Trot tradition treks on By Don Hurst Photo: The Ohio River Road Runners Club 37th Annual Turkey Trot […]