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Debate Forum Topic 11/17/10

ENHANCED PAT-DOWN TECHNIQUE GIVES FLYING THE FRIENDLY SKIES NEW MEANING As millions of Americans get ready to take to the skies for the Thanksgiving holiday, there’s growing anxiety over new Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) security pat-downs and body-imaging scanners at airports. These new techniques come in response to attempts by terrorists, like the underwear bomber, […]

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Debate Forum Left 11/17/10

Ineffectiveness of Invasive Pat-Down By Rana Odeh Once upon a time, U.S. airports were content with metal detectors until the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) deemed them incompetent, so they are being replaced with body scanners. Americans are complaining about the body scanners, so U.S. airports are implementing pat-down security measures. Americans are now complaining about […]

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Debate Forum Right 11/17/10

Resisting TSA Perverts a Test of American Character By Mark Luedtke Imagine if armed thugs forced you to strip naked while they took pictures. Worse, imagine they did the same thing to your spouse and children, and you were helpless to stop them. Imagine if they lewdly molested your children while they forced you to […]

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Debate Forum Topic 11/10/10

VIOLENT VIDEO GAME REGULATION REACHES THE SUPREME COURT On November 2, 2010 the United States Supreme Court heard the case of Schwarzenegger v. EMA, a case about a California law. The EMA (Entertainment Merchants Association) is asking the Court to determine whether or not a California law dealing with violent video games is unconstitutional. The […]

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Debate Forum Left 11/10/10

Plugging the Leak By Benjamin Tomkins Both the video game industry and the film industry have robust, independent review boards that apply ratings to their respective media.  Video games have the Entertainment Software Review Board (ESRB), and movies have the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).  Both organizations operate on a strictly voluntary basis, because […]

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Debate Forum Right 11/10/10

Since When Is Playing Grand Theft Auto an Expression of Free Speech? By David H. Landon Last week the United States Supreme Court considered the issue of whether a California law which prohibits the sale of violent video games to minors was constitutional. Oral arguments were made before the Court in Schwarzenegger v. EMA and […]

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Debate Forum Topic 11/03/10

Daylight Saving: A Waste Of Time? The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (called “Summer Time” in many places in the world) is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. Countries have different change dates, but […]

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Debate Forum Left 11/03/10

DST: The Greatest Bargain By Benjamin Tomkins In preparation for this article I spoke to people in all kinds of professions about how Daylight Saving Time impacts their business. The vast majority of them -teachers, gas station attendants, and shopkeepers- find it mildly annoying to lose an hour of sleep once a year, but are […]

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Debate Forum Right 11/03/10

Spring Forward, Fall Asleep By J.T. Ryder Daylight Saving Time is almost here, so go hand crank the ol’ Hudson and we’ll motor down to see a moving picture show down at the Gold Theater! Why, maybe Chaplin’s Modern Times will be playing! Wouldn’t that be swell!? The cool thing about arguing against the continuance […]

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Free Speech 11/03/10

Delivery Six Days A Week Is What Americans Expect From The United States Postal Service According to headlines across the country, the United States Postal Service is in dire need of drastic reform to save itself from what some have mischaracterized as near certain collapse. The Postal Service can save itself but not by eliminating […]

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News of the weird 10/21

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Signs of the times “Selfie fever” has begun to sully the sacred Islamic pilgrimages to […]

The last word

Thanks for reading By A.J. Wagner This will be my last week writing the “Law and Disorder” column for the […]

The art of organization

Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour & Sale returns By Alyssa Reck Photo: Elaine Lamb of Mud Mothers Pottery will showcase […]

Waste not

The Plastic World of Mary Ellen Croteau By Shayna V. McConville Photo: Mary Ellen Croteau, “Endless Columns,” plastic bottle caps […]

On not getting by in Dayton

The long-term effects of poverty By A.J. Wagner I have been penning “Law and Disorder” for the Dayton City Paper […]

News of the weird 10/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Bionic shoes Police in Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture raided a shoe manufacturer in July and […]