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Commentary forum, 6/18

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Commentary Forum Center: Has Big Brother finally got our numbers? By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Nate Beeler Reports are already hailing Edward Snowden as the possible heavyweight champ of whistleblowing for providing information to The Guardian newspaper about the National Security Agency (NSA) data gathering efforts that has the country in uproar. Snowden had access to this […]

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On the Beat with Jim Bucher

Some good out of the bad By Jim Bucher Photo: 2013 recipient of the Wahid Abdullah Memorial Fund Scholarship, Da’Montae Quincy, with Jim Bucher It happens way too often. We hear about it almost daily, someone’s life taken by the hands of another. This happened 20 years ago. It was summer 1993: a promising young high […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Backlash against Monsanto and GMO foods by Mark Luedtke Monsanto is another of government’s corporate agents that is literally poisoning our food supply. The newest technique is modifying the DNA of crops to supposedly improve them. Health News Magazine explains how this got started, “The challenge of effective weed control spurred a ‘great’ idea from the […]

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Debate forum, 6/11

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Debate Forum Center: Supreme Court says your DNA is not private matter  By Alex Culpepper  Illustration: Chris Britt In 2003, a woman was raped and robbed in Salisbury, Md. Her assailant was never caught. That is, until 2009, when Alonzo King was arrested for an assault in a town near Salisbury. At that time, Maryland had […]

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Debate forum, 6/4

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Debate Center: The IRS may need some health care after the recent beating it has taken  By Alex Culpepper The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has hardly been a favorite government agency among Americans, and now it is clearly in trouble over the controversy involving its interpretive role in determining whether certain groups would be eligible […]

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On the Beat

Is it time to just be happy and gay? By Jim Bucher As a follow-up to last week’s Dayton City Paper, Pride Edition, it got me thinking of how things have changed but continue to, sorta, be the same. I can remember when (yes, I was living back then) the west side of Dayton was […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Government’s corruption of our food By Mark Luedtke Of all government’s evil schemes, the corruption of our food supply to keep us sick and distracted is one of the most pernicious because, so far, the government has managed to keep it a secret. While liberals think corporations are the problem and that they control the […]

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Back on the beat with Jim Bucher

One-woman cheerleading squad for Dayton By Jim Bucher Come on, I know you hear it all the time from young and old, “I can’t wait to get out of Dayton, nothing to do here, no jobs, no opportunities, etc. etc.” Very rarely do you hear, ”Hey guess what, I’m moving my wife, kids and the […]

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Debate Forum, 5/28

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Debate Forum Center: Wedding bells will ring if Ohio passes same-sex marriage amendment By Alex Culpepper Not that long ago in this country, it was illegal in nearly every state for people of the same sex to have sexual encounters. Law enforcement routinely attempted to stop the activity, but events like the Stonewall Riots in New […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Gays should be careful what they ask for By Mark Luedtke Because government is a coercive institution, every action it takes divides people into winners and losers. It used to be if one person wanted to buy a fuel-efficient car, they did so freely and were happy about it. If another person wanted to buy […]

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Debate Forum, 05/21

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Debate Forum Center: Club owners feeling the heat about late-night violence By Alex Culpepper Dayton residents Charles W. Bell III and Keenan Hall made the news recently, but it’s the news no one likes to hear. They were killed in a late-night shootout in the parking lot of Heat nightclub in Huber Heights. Because of that tragedy, […]

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Back on the beat with Jim Bucher

Summertime film fun By Jim Bucher With the theatre season winding down at the Victoria and Schuster Center, it’s now time to heat things up for the summer with some cool films back up on the big screen where they belong. Yes, the Cool Films Series is back at the Victoria with some of Hollywood’s […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

False flag attacks in Syria By Mark Luedtke Months ago, President Obama threatened that if the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its own people, it would invite direct U.S. retaliation. Pat Buchanan characterized Obama’s statement, “Foolishly, [Obama] put his credibility on the line by warning that any Syrian use of chemical weapons would cross […]

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This isn’t democracy – it’s worse  By Mark Luedtke Dayton’s rulers suffered an historic defeat at the polls Tuesday, May 7. I knew the people of Dayton were fed up with the long time status quo, but I didn’t know it was this bad. Only 9,869 people voted in the runoff election for mayor. That’s […]

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Back on the Beat with Jim Bucher

May days By Jim Bucher You all know the saying “April showers bring May flowers,” right? But is it true? Well, I think those are flowers, but I can’t see them through the weeds. So, what other “things” happen for the rest of May? Glad I asked. Well, some of these May days you’ll have […]

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Back on the Beat with Jim Bucher

There goes the neighborhood(s)  By Jim Bucher As a born and raised Daytonian living in the same house my grandfather raised my dad, aunt and uncle, then me and my brother, now I’m doing the same with my kids. I’m pretty knowledgeable on the subject of, “What in the heck happened to our once proud […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]