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Debate Forum 02/04

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Debate Center: Separation of cash and curriculum – teaching creationism with public funds Illustration: Joel Pett By Alex Culpepper John Freshwater made his Dayton City Paper debut in the March 5, 2013 Commentary Forum (“Court will decide whether Freshwater can teach with holy water”). Freshwater was a science teacher in Mount Vernon, Ohio, who was fired for using […]

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Who owns Target stores? By Mark Luedtke Bush and Obama’s state-run economy continues its downward spiral. To virtually no media coverage, the Wall Street Journal and Heritage Foundation released their 2014 Index of Economic Freedom, and for the first time, the U.S. has fallen out of the Top 10 to 12th. This is scandalous.Our American […]

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The country is coupon crazy By Jim Bucher OK, a show of hands out there in Dayton City Paper reader land: How many of you use coupons?Come on, admit it. We’ve all – at one time or another – used a coupon for something. Heck, I saw a young couple coming out of a local hospital […]

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Two tales of Moraine’s big fish deal By Mark Luedtke It’s about time we had some good economic news. I’m not talking about December’s official 6.7 percent unemployment rate. That happened because hundreds of thousands more people dropped out of the work force. President Obama and the Federal Reserve continue dragging the U.S. economy down […]

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Debate Forum 01/28

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DEBATE CENTER: Is it high time for more discussion about alcohol and marijuana? Illustration: Chris Britt By Alex Culpepper  The 1936 movie “Reefer Madness” is a cult classic that portrays the lives of urban youth getting hooked on marijuana and becoming raving lunatics, who in some cases go insane, commit suicide or even kill someone else. […]

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There’s no business like snow business  By Jim Bucher I remember a time when a prediction of snow meant sledding, snowball fights and no school. Why is snow now ostracized? White death – Snowmageddon if you will. Last I looked, snow hasn’t changed in my lifetime. Snow is snow, right? So why, oh why, are we […]

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Another power grid crisis By: Mark Luedtke It happens every year. It either gets hot, cold or the wind blows, and Big Power bigwigs warn the electric grid is overloaded and consumers must conserve power. During the recent cold snap, the Dayton Daily News published a typical warning: “The arctic cold snap that’s frozen the […]

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Debate Forum 01/21

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Debate Center: Judge aims to write the ending to blogger’s story of scandal Illustration: Elliot Ward By Alex Culpepper What do Chen Wei of China, Mojtaba Lotfi of Iran, Nikolai Yarst of Russia and Roger Shuler of Alabama all have in common? Answer: They are all journalists who have been imprisoned. The first three are among hundreds […]

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What makes you happy and smile? By Jim Bucher Have you ever heard of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as winter depression, winter blues or seasonal depression? Well, it seems to happen every year at this time. You know, grey and gloomy skies ‘til around May. So, to compensate for this disorder, what we […]

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Debate Forum 01/14

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Debate Center: Public debates about secret actions Illustration: Nate Beeler By Alex Culpepper A book comes out this week titled “The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI.” In this book, author Betty Medsger unfolds her research and interviews she had with a group who, in 1971, actually burglarized a Philadelphia FBI office and […]

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Muse is doing Seuss  By Jim Bucher   Photo: Muse Machine presents “Seussical!” Jan. 16-19; photo: Thom Meyer The definition of the word “dandy” is “an excellent thing of its kind.” There’s no better word to describe the Muse Machine’s production of “Seussical!” Of course, it’s a musical. Dr. Seuss I’m not, but if you love […]

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Will you be the state’s next victim? By: Mark Luedtke Rome’s Praetorian Guards – the guardians of the Roman state – famously turned on Roman citizens as the Roman Empire declined. Not to be outdone, as America declines, the guardians of the U.S. police state have gleefully adopted anal rape, in the most horrific manner, […]

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Debate Forum 01/07

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Debate Center: Texas court seizes Fourth Amendment issue By Alex Culpepper  Illustration:Dayton artist Elliot Ward.   Normally, the police cannot just come to a house, walk in and begin searching for evidence, even if a person has been suspected of a crime. Under the Fourth Amendment, the police need probable cause and a search warrant, […]

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The great global warming fraud kills people  By: Mark Luedtke   Five years ago, Al Gore declared the North Pole would be ice-free by Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. Anybody with half a brain had a good laugh at Gore’s clown show and dismissed his prediction. That prediction has now been falsified, like we all knew […]

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The Y2K-Kid/Pett Project continues  By Jim Bucher   Photo: The Y2K Kid – Josie Pett of Miami Township Josie Pett turned 14 years old on Wednesday. Now, why is this a big deal, you ask? Well, it’s because 14 years ago Josie was the first baby born, as far as we can tell, in the new […]

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Christmas decorations – Part Deux By Jim Bucher Depending on when you’re reading my column in the Dayton City Paper, let me cover all the bases – If you’re reading it before Christmas, well, by all means, have a Merry Christmas. If you’re checking it out after Christmas, I hope you had a good one. […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]