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Debate Forum Left 12/15/10

Mass exodus unrealistic; stop wasting time and pass the DREAM Act By Ben Tompkins I don’t think there’s much to argue with concerning the nuts and bolts of the DREAM Act. It’s been very carefully written and rewritten to ensure that it applies to an extremely narrow slice of the population: the applicants must register […]

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Debate Forum Right 12/15/10

DREAM Act: The Democrat Re-Election Act By David Karki One of the several awful bills that can’t-be-former-Speaker-soon-enough Nancy Pelosi lame-duck-marched through the chamber in the last few days was the DREAM Act. To be sure, the Democrats’ main interest in this is that they can rubber-stamp millions of new Democratic votes to replace all those […]

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3C Rail debate

Dear Miss Kashani, I read your article in the “Debate Forum” with interest, but found myself unable to agree with your positions. Many, including myself, talk about our need to rely more on public transportation and less on our own transportation, but must admit we haven’t used public transportation in years, if ever. For me, […]

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Debate Forum Topic 12/08/10

Should Wikileaks be considered a Terrorist Organization? Julian Assange, a world-class computer hacker turned crusader-for-full disclosure-of-all-government-secrets, is in the news. After another release of State Department communication cables where the State Department personnel discuss sensitive and often frank evaluations of America’s allies and enemies from around the world, the Australian-born founder of WikiLeaks has turned […]

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Debate Forum Left 12/08/10

Wikileaks a pivotal point in world politics; one for the history books by Marianne Stanley Julian Assange, the Australian-born founder of Wikileaks, the organization that has set about releasing diplomatic cables intended to be secret, has been cast as everything from a traitor to a hero. Some Republicans have even gone so far as to […]

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Debate Forum Right 12/08/10

Simply Put: Julian Assange is a High-tech Terrorist By David H. Landon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is, very simply, a high-tech terrorist. How can one argue that his actions amount to anything other than terror? A terrorist uses the fear created from an isolated act, usually an act of indescriminate violence, to affect the decision […]

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Debate Forum Topic – 12/01/10

Ohio Legislator Moves to Ban the Sale of Synthetic Marijuana State Rep. Margaret Ruhl, a state lawmaker from Mount Vernon, Ohio, is the sponsor of legislation that would outlaw the sale or possession of a type of synthetic marijuana in Ohio. That legislation, if enacted into law, would classify the synthetic substance now legally sold […]

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Debate Forum Commentary 01 – 12/01/10

Maybe what’s legal shouldn’t be … like thinking ‘Phish is awesome’ By Benjamin Tompkins I challenge any of you to say “Oh my God, did you know that person smokes fake weed?” without sounding like an 8-year-old describing one of his friends who discovered the shredded beef jerky that comes in a dip can.  That […]

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Debate Forum Commentary 02 – 12/01/10

Modern Prohibition Is Even Worse Than the Original by Mark Luedtke Everybody has heard the old saying that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it, yet nobody seems to bother to learn from history. I bet the vast majority of Americans could tell the basic story of the original Prohibition. […]

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Debate Forum Topic 11/24/10

Governor-Elect Kasich Says 3C Rail “DOA” As he promised during the recent gubernatorial campaign, John Kasich, Ohio’s governor-elect, last week restated his opposition to the development of Ohio’s 3C passenger train project. In letters to both Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and President Barack Obama, Kasich announced his decision to terminate the proposed rail project upon […]

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Advice Goddess: 8/25

By Amy Alkon   A Force To Be Reckoned Whiff  My new boyfriend travels a lot for work. Before he […]

Chew On This: 08/25

More than a study’s findings about soda By Jayne Powers Food pairings have earned their reputations: bread and butter, wine […]

Worth your salt

What the F&%$ do you know about salt? By Paula Johnson Photo: A wide variety of finishing salts, which add […]

News of the weird: 08/25

By Chuck Shepherd Pets of the 1 Percent “The worshipful treatment of pets may be the thing that unites all […]

A taste of something local

Taste of Troy spotlights local eateries By Katie Christoff Photo: Taste of Troy takes place Sept. 19 in Downtown Troy; […]

25 years, 25,000 acres

Tecumseh Land Trust, local artists partner in natural landscapes exhibition By Tara Pettit Photo: Steven Walker, The Other Side of […]