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Are men big babies when they’re sick? By Jim Bucher It was bound to happen sooner or later. After a very long stretch without so much as a sniffle, I think I’ve got it good. This bug I caught – or rather the bug caught me, has knocked me for a loop. Aches, pains, congestion […]

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Debate Forum: 01/06

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Forum Center: Next time, please RSVP By Sarah Sidlow The following letter from U.S. Congressman Michael R. Turner’s office was received by Dayton City Paper reader Mark Smith in September. It outlines the decision of the House of Representatives to pass a resolution condemning President Obama for failing to comply with the National Defense Authorization […]

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On the beat: 01/06

When to un-decorate? By Jim Bucher Well, have you recovered? Did the Christmas season knock you for a loop? All the pushing and shoving at the mall; gosh, hope I didn’t hurt anyone. The gifts have been distributed with – hopefully – minimal returns. And the last of the ripped up wrapping paper is in its proper […]

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Conspiracy theorist: 01/06

Happy anniversary to the war on drugs By Mark Luedtke Understanding the power to tax is the power to destroy, on December 17, 1914, Congress passed the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act. The War on Drugs is now 100 years old. So much for Afghanistan being the longest, most wasteful war in U.S. history. While some […]

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Buch’s 2015 predictions By Jim Bucher This is it! My annual tradition is back – “Buch’s Predictions for 2015.”Only this time, it looks like I got the whole Dayton City Paper team on board, too! In the past, some were plausible; others just plain silly, but were all in good-natured fun. To be on the […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

2015 Year in Preview By Mark Luedtke I did a lot of fake research and fake interviews to gain insight into what to expect in the Dayton area next year, and I’m sorry to report things will continue to go downhill. After the success of Beavercreek police officer Sean Williams in getting away with murder, […]

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Debate Forum: 12/30

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Debate Center: A little friendly fire(ball)  By Sarah Sidlow Illustration: Jed Helmers Since the 1930s, comic book giants DC and Marvel have engaged in a friendly rivalry. You know, a friendly fireball to the face, a Batarang through the spleen a … whatever Aquaman does… That rivalry has recently come into the public eye to a greater […]

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Debate Forum: 12/23

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Forum Center: Is PC passé? The DCP political correctness debate By Sarah Sidlow Illustration: Jed Helmers In a unanimous October vote, the Seattle, Washington, City Council voted to recognize Columbus Day, a federal holiday, as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Seattle isn’t the first city to do so, having followed the lead of a similar April vote in […]

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Origins of Christmas songs By Jim Bucher I assume (when you do that though, you make an ASS out of U and ME.) you’ve all heard a Christmas carol – or three – by this time of year. On local radio stations, satellite radio or maybe even on your own playlist … But have you […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Downtown Dayton housing insanity By Mark Luedtke With apologies to The Who: Meet the new housing bubble. It’s the same as the old housing bubble, but worse. In September, 2013, the most expensive home in Manhattan cost $130 million. By May, 2014, somebody paid $147 million for a New York mansion. Similar bubbles are expanding […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/15

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Slash and dash Taking the overused and overdone tactic of the “dine and dash” to a whole new level… a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/8

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On the run from a BB gun At a local historical park just a few days ago, a large truck was […]

Law & Disorder The Docket: 7/11

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Steal anything At a local auto-parts store, a car radio was shoplifted. The thief suspiciously perused through the aisles and […]

The Docket: 7/4

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By Michelle Strauss Pissed off Just a few weeks ago, someone broke into a local residence. The trespasser-turned-burglar began his raid, […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 6/27

A game of telephone Last week, on a particularly scorching hot afternoon, a man was driving his ex-girlfriend home. The […]