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AMPAS' Documentary Series Examines The Wartime Experience

Talk show icon returns home By Jim Bucher Photo: Groundbreaking TV talk show host Phil Donahue returns to Dayton on April 10 Once upon a time, TV talk shows were full of big name stars plugging a new movie or a best-selling author pushing a new book. They basically all looked the same. That is, until […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Government exacerbates income inequality By Mark Luedtke President Obama thinks income inequality is the biggest problem facing Americans. The Pope thinks it’s the most important issue in the world. The two men recently met to discuss it, but if they were honest, the solution would be readily apparent to both of them. Obama’s policies, and […]

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Debate Forum: 04/08

Cartoon Out Of Hand Invocations

Forum Center: Residents claiming violation of First Amendment seek an answer to their prayers By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Joseph Rank The separation of church and state within political functions was apparently decided in the case Marsh v. Chambers in 1983. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of allowing prayer at the opening of legislative and other […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Big-bang cultists steal our money By Mark Luedtke Unless you live under a rock, you probably saw headlines proclaiming scientists discovered evidence proving the cosmic inflation theory of the big bang. The big-bang theory claims the universe sprang into existence from nothing over 13 billion years ago. The simple big-bang theory had lots of problems, […]

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Debate Forum: 04/01

Hobby Lobby

Forum Center: SCOTUS to decide whether corporations are eligible for Heaven and Hell By Alex Culpepper Illustration: ©2013 Rob Rogers. Reprinted with permission In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that corporations essentially have free speech rights related to campaign finance regulation. The rhetorical question arising from this ruling has since […]

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Fifteen million reasons By Jim Bucher With all the talk about the first four NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament games played here at the University of Dayton Arena and bringing over $4 million to community coffers, we must not forget about a best-kept secret. It adds three times that amount to our area economy every year […]

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Debate Forum: 03/25

Tesla edcart 3.14 Color

Forum Center: Tesla and the retail automobile industry By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Dennis Porter Tesla Motors is a California company that produces luxury electric cars. The company has been around for about 10 years and is headed by South African engineer and entrepreneur and PayPal co-founder, Elon Musk. Tesla cars are limited-production and marketed toward affluent […]

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April Fools’ Day by your resident DCP fool By Jim Bucher Next Tuesday is my most favorite unofficial holiday of the year. You know where this is going, right? Tuesday is April 1, 2014 – yes, April Fools’ Day. Now, back in the day when I was a younger man, this was my greatest and […]

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It’s time to ‘get down’ with your gardening By Jim Bucher Well, I don’t know about all of you out there in Dayton City Paper land, but I love the home improvement and garden shows that pop up this time of year. I’m not even sure why, because when it comes to having a green […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Tax breaks bring Cate Blanchett film to Cincinnati By Mark Luedtke This year’s Best Actress Oscar winner, Cate Blanchett, is coming to Cincinnati to film a new movie titled “Carol.” The film will also star Rooney Mara, known for “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” Sarah Paulson, best known for Oscar winner “12 Years a […]

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Debate Commentary 03/18

D City paper right to remain silent

Your computer files might be protected by more than just a password By Alex Culpepper One of the freedoms under the Fifth Amendment allows citizens to protect themselves from self-incrimination, and when the police slap the cuffs on and “read you your rights,” what they’re doing is honoring the amendment. It doesn’t end there, though, […]

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Debate Commentary 03/11

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Forum Center: If a person objects to a police search but is not home to state it, do the police still hear it? By Alex Culpepper Police have been legally allowed to enter and search a private business or residence under three conditions: with a warrant from a judge who believes the police have shown a […]

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Pat Flanagan: The Godfather of St. Patrick’s Day in Dayton By Jim Bucher What can you say about a life that touched so many in 63 short years? Well, this life was well-lived and stretched many lifetimes. I’m talking about Pat Flanagan, who we lost this past December. He, along with his beloved wife Melissa, […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Ukraine illustrates upside-down world  By Mark Luedtke Sixty years ago, the Soviet Union was instigating coups and starting civil wars all around the globe to spread communism. The U.S. fought against communist aggression in Korea, Vietnam and South America. Today, we live in an upside-down world. In the last decade or so, the U.S. has […]

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The modern dark age of science

By Mark Luedtke We live in a modern world of technological advance, and we think of society as an enlightened civilization because of it. But much of the technology we enjoy today is based on science that’s over a hundred years old. Despite our impressive technology, and partly because of it, much of what passes […]

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Musings and mumblings from a meandering mind

By Jim Bucher This column will be all about what’s on my mind, and there’s plenty, so here goes. First, the I-75 construction – or should I say reconstruction – through downtown Dayton: Now I know it’s nowhere near completion, but with the closings of the downtown exit ramps northbound, I foresee a problem. If […]

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