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Debate forum: 06/10

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Forum center: Coal might have an image problem By Alex Culpepper Coal is a pretty big deal in the world right now. About 40 percent of the electricity produced on the planet comes from coal. South Africa leads the world in coal-produced electricity, using coal for over 90 percent of its electricity. Poland, China, Australia and […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

The Progressives have won By Mark Luedtke The state has a problem. Since it exists by stealing wealth from the people, it must control the people to keep them from resisting. To maximize the wealth it steals, it must engender the loyalty of the people. But familial loyalty competes against loyalty to the state, so […]

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Debate forum: 06/03

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Forum center: Gay pride events go mainstream, but some say they need to stay ‘queer’ By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Jed Helmers Gay pride events today can trace their lineage back to an infamous night at a popular bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City. In late June of 1969, NYC police raided the […]

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On the beat

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Meet the Rubi Girls: A sparkling bunch of guys By Jim Bucher Photo: One of Dayton’s Rubi Girls prepares for a show; photo: David D. Lumsden Las Vegas may have its showgirls and New York, The Rockettes, but Dayton is loud and proud for their very own Rubi Girls. “What?” you say. “Who are the […]

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Parenting 101 in 2014, Part 2 By Jim Bucher Wow, who woulda thunk it? Back in February, I had an epiphany for an article idea. It was over an argument with my 18-year-old daughter over lots of things, but mainly her right to drive. Right? No – last I checked driving is a privilege. The […]

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Debate Forum: 05/27

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Forum Center: VA’s secret list allegations will certainly create more lists By Alex Culpepper The federal government began setting up hospitals for America’s veterans in the early 1800s. They were intended as a way to help volunteer soldiers who suffered casualties during wars. Dayton was one of the first cities to have one of these […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Kidnapped schoolgirls used as political pawns By Mark Luedtke The news is filled with outrage of the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls by an Islamic terrorist group called Boko Haram. On cue, President Obama’s underpaid women howled with rage.  “Howls of fury erupted from leftist women’s groups in the U.S., and from President Barack […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Climate of lies By Mark Luedtke The temperature record shows Earth’s climate has not warmed for 17 years and eight months, but the global warming frauds never give up. A headline in The Guardian blared, “Western Antarctic Ice Sheet Collapse Has Already Begun.” Since most people don’t read further than the headline, that sounds scary. […]

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Commentary Forum 05/20

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Over the limit? By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Jed Helmers Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA is an interesting and distinctive beer. First of all, the brewing process requires a tremendous amount of hops to make it. It’s not produced in large amounts, and it allegedly ages well, like wine. This beer is also 20 percent alcohol, […]

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On the beat

Attention deficit … wait, what was I saying? By Jim Bucher ed, chances are I have it. Heck, I made a career out of it during my on-air days as a news reporter on local TV. I’m told it’s a good sign – that we who have it are creative thinkers; our minds are always […]

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Stand by, in three … two … one … cue awards! By Jim Bucher Photo: Members of the Ponitz Career Technology Center team accepting their national first place award I don’t know about you guys out there in Dayton City Paper land, but it seems like public schools around the country sure do get their fair […]

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Commentary Forum: 05/13

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Forum Center: The smartphone may be the new home By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Jed Helmers An old saying tells us a person’s home is his or her castle. A 21st century version of that saying might become something like this: a person’s home, and smartphone, are his or her castles. It all depends on what ruling […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

The U.S. disease-care system By Mark Luedtke People frequently claim the U.S. has the best health care system in the world, but the data says otherwise. According to United Press International, “Switzerland leads a study of 34 nations for life expectancy at 82.8 years, followed by Japan at 82.7, Italy at 82.7, Spain at 82.7 […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Big victory against the police state in dayton By Mark Luedtke Daytonians dodged a bullet. The people of the Los Angeles suburb of Compton learned in late April they had been secretly monitored by air surveillance. The Los Angeles Times reported: “For nine days in early 2012, a small Cessna plane recorded low-resolution images of […]

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Starring William Christopher Stephens By Jim Bucher Photo: Dayton native William Christopher Stephens I started a list. Now, it’s not a complete list, just what I can come up from the top of my head. The list is of famous people born in Dayton – or close to Dayton, sort of like horseshoes. Let’s see, well […]

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Debate Forum: 05/06

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Forum Center: States’ drug abuse? By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Bruce Plante It takes an average of 12 years for a drug to make it from a laboratory to your medicine cabinet. Yet, it took states like Ohio and Oklahoma less than a year to come up with a new drug cocktail for the purpose of executing […]

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Debate 6/12: A tweet too far

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Was anyone really surprised? Roseanne Barr has stepped in it again. Always a loose cannon, she managed to offend just […]

If you’ve seen one ‘Ocean’, you’ve seen ‘Ocean’s 8’

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Near the start of “Ocean’s 8,” we’re led to believe that Danny Ocean (George Clooney) is dead and his sister […]

Gin and Tonic on the Horizon

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On June 13, The Rose Music Center is the place to be to get your 90s nostalgia fix as Gin […]

Goodnight Goodnight’s new morning

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“We’ve known Larry for years,” says Gary Thornton of Goodnight Goodnight. He’s talking about the newest addition to their lineup, […]