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On the Beat: 09/09

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Familiar face takes off on morning radio By Jim Bucher Photo: Catch Dan Edwards in his new spot on FLY 92.9 FM They say life throws curve balls at times – well, for my buddy Dan Edwards, they are pitched relentlessly and he’s not wearing a batting helmet. OK, seriously. Yours truly and Edwards go […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

The war to produce heroin By Mark Luedtke For 100 years, the government has been waging a war on drugs. President Nixon escalated the war and popularized the phrase in 1971. Stormtroopers have been kicking in doors, shooting grandmas, sticking guns in the faces of children, throwing bombs into babies’ cribs and shooting dogs ever since, […]

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Debate Forum: 09/02

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Forum Center: Reactions to police using lethal force on unarmed citizens at odds By Alex Culpepper Before Michael Brown’s death at the hands of Ferguson, Mo., police in early August, there was Amadou Diallo from the Bronx section of New York City. Diallo was shot at 41 times by New York police while in front […]

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‘Move’ is a four-letter word By Jim Bucher To me, there’s nothing worse on the planet than one particular question. It causes me heart palpitations, anxiety and pain. To some, its mere utterance has brought about broken friendships and even divorce. I’m talking about this: “Hey, can you help me move?” Just mentioning it caused […]

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Debate Forum: 08/26

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Should prostitution arise from the underground? By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Mike Lester First and foremost, one must accept the definitional difference between human sex trafficking and consensual prostitution in for the purposes of this week’s debate. No person should be coerced into, or participate under duress, an act of prostitution. This week’s debate question is […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Governments are packed with perverts by Mark Luedtke   NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden recently told The Guardian reporters NSA agents pass around naked pictures of people they spy on, like you. WebProNews provided the full quote: “The reality of working in the intelligence community is that you see things that are deeply troubling – all […]

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‘The talk’ by Jim Bucher When my colleagues at Dayton City Paper informed me a while back they were putting together another Sizzlin’ Sex issue, I was a bit perplexed. I mean, when you think of me, the words “sizzlin’” and “sex” don’t exactly come to mind. But, as a father of two girls, you […]

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Genie, you’re free By Jim Bucher As I write this column, news is breaking of comedian Robin Williams’ death by suicide. But why would the actor/comedian take his own life? He struggled with addiction throughout his life and recent revelations Williams was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease adds more questions than answers. But the news was […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Welcome back to sunny Iraq By Mark Luedtke President Obama finally got his wish: he dragged the U.S. back into war in Iraq. Of course, that isn’t what the president who promised, “if you like your health insurance plan, you can keep it,” says. The Associated Press quoted the president, “‘As commander in chief, I […]

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Debate Forum: 08/19

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Forum Center: Waiting for death might be cruel and unusual punishment By Alex Culpepper The Eighth Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Part of this liberty insurance was protection from cruel and unusual punishment, and the country had good reason to include this portion of the amendment […]

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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 […]