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Debate Forum Left: 6/28/11

Everybody’s free By Jolene Pohl-Crowell My first reaction to the city’s panhandling, aka, soliciting ordinance is pure outrage. My inappropriate response is, “Just who the hell do you think you are?” Then I remember that even New York City is not immune to the dictatorship of appropriate public behavior ordinances. I blame NYC for unleashing […]

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Debate Forum Right: 6/28/11

Buddy, can you spare a dime? By David H. Landon In Dayton, like cities everywhere, the number of panhandlers seems to be on a steady rise. At the top of many exit ramps across the Miami Valley, panhandlers have set up shop holding signs with personalized messages about their suffering and waiting for the traffic […]

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Free Speech Letters, 6/28/11

What has the crybaby done for me lately? So Rep. Weiner has resigned. The more apt question is what has Boehner done to create jobs? What has Boehner done to force the American wealthy to pay for the war in Iraq/Afghanistan that he helped President Bush start? Boehner is making a big deal about not […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 6/21/11

Is President Obama Acting in Violation of the War Powers Act? The War Powers Act of 1973 is a federal law intended to check the power of the president in committing the U.S. to an armed conflict without the consent of Congress. The act came about in the aftermath of both the Korean War and […]

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Debate Forum Right, 6/21/11

The Dictator’s Personal Army by Mark Luedtke United States presidents have long known the best way to win popular support is to wage war. In the 19th century, presidents used Manifest Destiny as an excuse to wage war on Native Americans and Mexico. In the 20th century, despite winning the 1916 election as an anti-war […]

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Debate Forum Left, 6/21/11

Seriously Congress? Permission, shmer-mission by Benjamin Tompkins I think one of the most frustrating things in the entire universe is watching Congress ruin a good cause because of a perceived procedural slight. It’s very playground, and when that procedural slight comes from the president, you can bet the size and scope of the tantrum is […]

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Free Speech Letters 6/21/11

Still no accountability Ms. Wroten, thank you for writing about this important issue. The only thing I could think to add is that the Corps still is not being held accountable. That is because there has been no federally mandated independent investigation of the flooding disaster on August 29, 2005. Immediately after the terrorist attack […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 6/14/11

Weiner’s wiener: Too big to fail? Congressman Anthony Weiner has admitted that he has sent scores of inappropriate pictures to women that were following the congressman on his Twitter account, and the calls for his resignation are spurting in from all corners. Although some Republican leaders are suggesting that Weiner resign his office, Democrats are […]

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Debate Forum Left 6/14/11

High-tech lynching — remember that? By Jolene Pohl-Crowell Irony is a “news” network that claims to be fair and balanced yet holds press conferences for its own announcers to relish in “vindication.” The same network has been rallying the conservative masses to call for the resignation of a very effective congressman who cheats on his […]

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Debate Forum Right 6/14/11

The Weinerman Really Needs to Go By David H. Landon Should Weiner withdraw from Congress or stand firm? OK! Sorry! Let’s get the jokes out of the way here at the start of this otherwise very serious column, starting with some of the jokes heard on the late night shows where Anthony Weiner has become […]

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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 […]