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TIME TO TAKE A STAND ___ Imagine my surprise a few weeks ago when I received a notice in the mail to report for jury duty in Dayton. Surprise, you ask? Well, yes. You see, as a gay man, I cannot marry my partner of 33 years, serve as an openly gay man in our […]

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Debate Forum Center 09/29/10

Pssst!!! The Recession Is Over… Pass It On!! The private sector National Bureau of Economic Research, (NBER) considered the arbiter of recessions, announced Sept. 20 that it had pegged June 2009 as the end of the recession. The slowdown, which started in December 2007, was 18 months in duration setting a record as our longest […]

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Debate Forum Left 09/29/10

The Facts Are Pretty Clear That… By Benjamin Tomkins Anyone who says we are still in a recession either hasn’t looked at the data, doesn’t care about the data, or isn’t using the word correctly. Now, if you haven’t looked at the data and are claiming that the recession is fervently underway, I would like […]

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Debate Forum Right 09/29/10

Government Economists Embarass Themselves And Fellow Economists By Mark Luedtke As President Obama pushes for another $50 billion stimulus boondoggle, his fifth by my count, and economist after economist warns that the economy is still in decline, the wise men at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) announced that the recession that began in […]

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Free speech

The Dishonor of Militarism __________ What a blown opportunity! Glenn Beck gathered thousands of people at the Lincoln Memorial to urge a restoration of American honor — but not once did he mention the most egregious assault on America’s honor: militarism. It would have been a perfect time to call for dismantling the American empire, […]

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Debate forum topic 09/22/10

Can more federal “Stimulus” spending turn around the sputtering economy? The Obama administration has the difficult task of trying to convince Congress and an even more skeptical American public that additional federal spending can turn the tide on a dormant U.S. economy. After more than $1.1 trillion in earlier stimulus spending, the unemployment rate remains […]

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Debate forum left 09/22/10

Obama’s plan: It worked for FDR By Rana Odeh While 9.6 percent is the official unemployment rate, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the underemployment rate is 16.5 percent. Everyone complains about the deficit out of fear of consequential inflation, but the reality is that the inflation rate for this year is 1.1 percent […]

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Debate forum right 09/22/10

Obama’s summer of recovery has become our autumn of discontent. By David H. Landon President Obama decided to seize the economic initiative last week in a Labor Day speech to one of his main constituent groups: labor unions. His solution to get the anemic U.S. economy out of its doldrums was to announce yet another […]

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Commentary topic 09/15/10

Is legal threat to Craigslist socially responsible or is it censorship? In April of this year, Boston police arrested Philip Markoff, a 22-year-old medical student engaged to be married, as the “Craigslist    Killer” who murdered a pretty New York masseuse in a posh Boston hotel. The slain 26-year-old New Yorker advertised her services on […]

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Commentary forum 09/15/10

Criminal attorneys general attack law-abiding Craigslist By Mark Luedtke The last couple of months before an election are dangerous times in America. Every elected official, power-hungry megalomaniacs all, in office is looking to use the government’s gun against somebody, somewhere in spectacular fashion to gain headlines and buy votes. Attorneys general of 17 different states […]

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Law & Disorder

The last word, Not the last laugh by A.J. Wagner In 1994, Justice Harry Blackmun, in the case of Callins […]

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – They didn’t see this coming? (1) German Rolf Buchholz, who owns the Guinness Book […]

Miamisburg goes to the dogs

Canine Carnival returns By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Canine Carnival takes place Sept. 21 at Riverfront park; photo: Casey Harshman The […]

Advice goddess

 Beard-death experience This adorable, smart, funny guy I’m dating was clean-shaven when we first met, but for the past three […]

Home. Grown. History.

Troy celebrates 200 years by Janell Ward Photo: A group of friends spends time in Troy in 1888; photo: Troy […]

Biplanes and barnstormers

WACO Museum Fly-In lands in Troy by Andy Hertel Photo: A row of vintage biplanes on display in Troy; photo: […]