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Commentary Forum: Ben Tompkins 4/26/11

JobsBlowhio By Ben Tompkins I generally don’t get asked to write things like this. If any of you have bothered to read my bio, you might notice that I live in Colorado, and as such I’m not a natural go-to guy when Dayton needs some perspective on state and local political issues. It’s not that […]

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Free Speech letters 4/26/11

W is for West Side I have been trying to formulate a strategy for solving the urban problem that exists in West Dayton. The problem I am referring to is how blighted this side of Dayton has become over time as a result of the legacy of being a poorer side of town, which has […]

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Debate Forum Topic: 4/19/11

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown Calls for Investigation of NASA Selection Process Ohioans, and especially those of us in the Miami Valley, were disappointed to hear the decision announced last Tuesday by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator Charles Bolden regarding the awarding of the four retiring space shuttles. The National United States Air Force Museum […]

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Debate Forum: Right, 4/19/11

Blue State Politics Affects Shuttle Site Selection by David H. Landon In the immortal words of Joe Jacobs, the iconic boxing manager for Max Schmeling, “We was robbed!” It should have been an easy decision for NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. The National Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was one of 21 sites […]

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Debate Forum: Left, 4/19/11

NASA’s Decision Is All About Looting by Mark Luedtke According to the Dayton Daily News, “Ohio politicians were smarting from NASA’s announcement Tuesday that it decided not to award an orbiter to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.” No doubt. If NASA had sent a shuttle to Dayton, it would have been a […]

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Free Speech Letters, 4/19/11

The ‘REAL’ reason We all know that this is NOT a ’safety’ issue. It IS a ‘not in my backyard’ issue. There’s a real reason the residents of Beavercreek feel this way; they have well-founded concerns about the kind of traffic that will be introduced to the city. Those concerns aren’t necessarily racist, they are […]

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Debate Forum Topic: 4/12/11

Obama Administration Reverses Decision to Try Terrorists In Civilian Courts It now appears that circumstances will prevent President Obama from fulfilling two of his campaign promises. The military prison at Guantanamo Bay will remain open for holding enemy combatants and the U.S. government will pursue convictions of those charged with crimes of terrorism by military […]

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Debate Forum Left: 4/12/11

Obama a flip-flopper? Quit your crying. By Ben Tompkins I have never in my entire life seen any president take so much crap for things beyond his control. Ever since 2008, when then-Senator Obama said if he were president he would try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his co-conspirators in a civilian court in New York […]

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Debate Forum Right: 4/12/11

Better 10 Years Late Than Never By Mark Luedtke When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Congress subsequently declared war. That’s because it was obvious the Japanese attack was an act of war. When al-Qaida attacked the US on 9/11, Congress subsequently declared war. That’s because the 9/11 attack was obviously an act of war, too. […]

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Free Speech 4/12/11

Control your body Dear Ms. Stanley, I wanted to comment on your recent column regarding efforts to withdraw funding from Planned Parenthood. First, I disagree with your assertion that abortion is, or should be, a private matter. Contrary to what abortion rights advocates say, this is not strictly about a woman’s body and a woman’s […]

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The Docket 09/29

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Amanda Dee ‘Not in fact a crack whore’ At about 5:20 p.m. an officer […]

The Docket 09/22

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Amanda Dee You can’t handle the ‘truth’ The victim reached police on a grand […]

The Docket: 09/15

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee A magician never reveals his secret When taking out money from his […]

The Docket 09/08

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Love thy neighbor After his neighbor threatened him with a knife, a 42-year-old man decided […]

The Docket: 09/01

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee  Frenemies A man hailed a police cruiser and said he had just […]

Advice Goddess: 8/25

By Amy Alkon   A Force To Be Reckoned Whiff  My new boyfriend travels a lot for work. Before he […]