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Debate Forum: 12/9

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Debate Center: The eyes have it By Sarah Sidlow The country may still be recovering from the upheaval which came as a result of the recent Grand Jury decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of a teenager. The event has caused citizens, law enforcement officials and even […]

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On the beat

Buch’s Christmas tour By Jim Bucher Thought it would be fun this year to see and experience as many holiday activities as one can stuff in an extra-large Christmas stocking. And, folks, there’s plenty. The following is “Buch’s Christmas Tour 2014” and by no means is this a complete list – just some of my […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Socialism is as destructive as ever By Mark Luedtke I typically think everybody remembers the collapse of the Soviet Union as vividly as I do, but the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall this month reminded me otherwise. People who weren’t yet teenagers, people under the age of 37, have no personal […]

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Debate Forum: 12/2

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Forum Center: The Internet as a public utility? (or, just google it)  By Sarah Sidlow The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently came under fire for having weak rules in place for regulating the way Internet Service Providers (ISPs) (such as Time Warner Cable, Comcast and AT&T) do business. The video streaming service Netflix, in a widely reported […]

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On the beat

December holi-daze By Jim Bucher We all know the big December holidays, right? The biggies: Christmas and New Year’s Eve, of course. (Well, the spotlight is sort of split with New Year’s Day.) But how about some not so popular or less celebrated holidays – like themed or special wacky days? Maybe you’ve never heard […]

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Commentary Forum: 11/25

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Forum Center: Abuse of power? (or, cool dad pardons son for drug possession) By Sarah Sidlow Illustration: Jed Helmers In 2003, Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe’s son, Kyle, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, two ounces of marijuana, with the intent to deliver. Kyle was charged a fine and sentenced to three years of probation, […]

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On the beat

DCP readers and their turkey traditions By Jim Bucher This is a companion piece to last week’s On The Beat column, regarding how businesses sometimes get a little slaphappy by putting up the Yuletide decorations up and offering holiday sales before Labor Day. OK I’m, funnin’ a bit, but we may see that soon enough. […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

To ticket or not to ticket By Mark Luedtke The people hate red light and speeding cameras, but our rulers love them. Citizens to Abolish Red Light Cameras claimed, “Since 1991, there have been a total of 35 election contests in Arizona, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas [and] Washington. With […]

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Debate Forum: 11/18

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Debate Center: Ivan-ho! (or, another government bailout?) By Sarah Sidlow Illustration: Jed Helmers The 3,500 acre Ivanpah solar electric generating plant, which is the largest solar plant in the world, is allegedly in financial straits. Owned by Google and renewable energy behemoth NRG, the plant, which is located in the Mojave Desert southwest of Las Vegas, […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

American voters are insane By Mark Luedtke Einstein said the definition of insanity was doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. By that definition, American voters are insane. By continuing to vote for the same two big-government, progressive parties, voters keep America trapped in a spiral of decline. Younger readers […]

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Law & Disorder: 4/25

Broken brandy bottle A family left for church in the morning. When they returned, they noticed their motion-sensor alarm system […]