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Free Speech Letters, 8/23/11

No evidence? No lesson. The problem is that neither creationism nor intelligent design is a scientific theory. To be a scientific theory, an idea must be capable of being falsified by empirical observation. In other words, there must be some evidence that, if it existed, proves the idea to be false. No advocate of creationism […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 8/16/11

Creationism vs. science vs. Ohio public schools After two members of the Springboro Community City School District requested school officials explore ways to integrate creationism into the schools’ curriculum, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio (ACLU) quickly addressed the issue in a letter to the school board. In that letter, the ACLU reminded the […]

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Debate Forum Right, 8/16/11

Creationism or evolution or both By Kelly Kohls Board member, Springboro Community City School District At a recent school board meeting I asked the Springboro Schools curriculum director a few questions about curriculum that community members had previously asked me. The questions posed were related to teaching creationism as a supplement to evolution (current public […]

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Debate Forum Left, 8/16/11

When put to the test, the Constitution always passes By Mike Brickner Communications and public policy director, ACLU of Ohio First, the facts: efforts to replace or critique the teaching of evolution in public schools using religious beliefs are clearly unconstitutional. They have been seen as such by a plethora of state and federal courts, […]

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Free Speech Letters, 8/16/11

CORRECTION An ad for WYSO’s concert on August 21 incorrectly identified Holy Ghost Revival as the headlining band. Rather, the concert will present Crazy Joe with Ricky Nye Inc. as the show’s featured performers. Yellow Springs band, Wheels, will open the show. Visit for details. Five Rivers MetroParks apologizes for any inconvenience. All your […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 8/9/11

U.S. debt ceiling raised; financial Armageddon averted Two days after the new Congress took up business last January, the leadership of both parties was informed by Treasury Secretary Geitner that unless the U.S. debt ceiling was raised, that sometime in August the U.S. would run out of money and face default. A dire picture was […]

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Debate Forum Right, 8/9/11

Another fine mess you’ve gotten us into By David H. Landon August 2, on our day of reckoning, President Obama signed the much debated, much derided, debt ceiling legislation. By passing the legislation to raise the debt limit, the nation was supposed to escape the financial Armageddon that the administration assured us would occur if […]

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Debate Forum Left, 8/9/11

$14 trillion for the Corvette By Benjamin Tompkins I’m in California right now. My deadline for this article is 9 a.m. EST. It’s currently 3 a.m. PST. Why am I writing this now instead of four days ago when I had plenty of time? Because nobody does anything until they have to. Ever. Except for […]

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Free Speech Letters, 8/9/11

Cain, Cain, he’s our man! Who has the highest positive intensity score for 10 straight weeks? Who has the highest strongly favorable rating among the candidates? Who has the lowest strongly unfavorable rating? Herman Cain, a businessman from Georgia does! He accomplishes all of this while his name recognition is not among the highest. Why […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 8/2/11

No FRACKING way? By David H. Landon The Village of Yellow Springs recently passed a resolution calling for a statewide moratorium on hydraulic fracturing. Hydraulic fracturing, often called fracking, is the process of initiating and propagating a fracture in a rock layer by employing the pressure of a fluid as the source of energy. The […]

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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


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


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