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Black Friday Is uncivilized  by Mark Luedtke   There’s a series of car commercials running now that call Black Friday uncivilized. No kidding. It’s grossly unnatural for people to voluntarily form into herds and pack themselves into tiny areas. Black Friday wasn’t anything like that when I was a kid. Something changed, and that something […]

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Debate Forum 12/03

Stand Your Ground

Debate Center: Ohio gun bill seeks to break new ground in self-defense  By Alex Culpepper   Illustration: Paul Fell Killing in self-defense has had a varied heritage throughout history, depending on where in the world you lived. The notion of “personal defense” was even different from what we have today. In ancient Rome, if one person […]

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Write the letter now  By Jim Bucher   First, here’s hoping your Thanksgiving holiday was full of family, friends, fellowship – and to be all inclusive, femaleship – and of course some fun. This, of course, was the day set up to reflect, give thanks and count our blessings, no matter how big or small. […]

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The Dayton Socialist Railroad Company  by Mark Luedtke   Dayton city government owns a railroad. I’m not kidding. I know crony socialism runs rampant in Dayton, destroying wealth and turning the city into a ghost town, but I had no idea our rulers would go so far as to purchase and operate a railroad. Mayor […]

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Debate forum 11/26

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Debate Center: New law may be primary problem for minority party candidates  By Alex Culpepper   Illustration: Dayton artist Elliot Ward.   The Ohio Libertarian Party has some problems with Governor John Kasich’s latest executive decision. Governor Kasich signed Senate Bill 193 into law earlier this month. In the law, the new ballot access rules have […]

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Happy Holiday Festival!  By Jim Bucher   Does anyone remember the old Holiday Festival Jingle from years ago? Now I’m going way back, but you have to add a little holiday music behind the words. OK, here goes. “It’s that very special time of year, very special! The Dayton Holiday Festival is here. Ring, linga, […]

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Minimum wage, maximum ignorance  by Mark Luedtke   If we lived in a rational, moral society, there’d be a lot of job openings at Walmart right now. On Nov. 18, Walmart employees rallied outside the Butler Township store. The rally was announced by UFCW Local 75, even though Walmart employees are not unionized. When employees […]

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Kennedy’s Air Force One -– A piece of tragic history  By Jim Bucher  Photo: Boeing VC-137C SAM 26000 (Air Force One) at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo) As we pause to reflect a solemn occasion in our country’s history, the assassination of President John. F. Kennedy 50 years […]

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Israel torpedoes U.S. again  by Mark Luedtke   On June 8, 1967, during the Six Day War, Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats attacked a U.S. intelligence ship in international waters north of the Sinai Peninsula. Famed war correspondent Eric Margolis described the attack: “[…] Eight Israeli recon flights flew over ‘Liberty,’ which was flying a […]

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commentary forum 11/19

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State lawmakers seek a red light on traffic camera programs  By Alex Culpepper   Illustration: Elliot Ward.   Up until a few years ago, the only driving-related photograph Ohio’s drivers worried about was the one on their driver’s license. Since then, the state has set up what are called speed and red light cameras to take […]

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Debate Forum 11/12

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Debate Center: Stimulus rollback has created a food stamp fight  By Alex Culpepper   Illustration: Signe Wilkinson As part of the federal stimulus package in 2009, Congress voted to increase benefits for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps, as a measure to fight recession. As of Nov. 1 of this year, those extra […]

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Where were you when you heard the news?  By Jim Bucher   Photo: John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States During my parents’ generation, everyone could tell you exactly where they were and what they were doing when news broke about Japan’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, throwing our country into a war we, […]

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Debate Forum 11/05

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Debate Center: Ohio’s new untested execution lethal drug mixture  By Alex Culpepper  Illustration: Dayton artist Elliot Ward   The United States has a history of executing convicted criminals who have committed the most antisocial of crimes. For a long time, hanging was the preferred method, used either formally or informally. By the 20th century, the electric chair […]

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He loves to write books about Dayton  By Jim Bucher Photo: Author Curt Dalton helps to keep Dayton history alive Truth in disclosure here. It’s time to come clean. A few articles back, I proclaimed myself – with my vast knowledge on the subject – an amateur Dayton historian. Well, part of that is true. I […]

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Your doctor’s treatments are based on lies  by Mark Luedtke  Like every other human being, your doctor works to advance his personal interests and the interests of his family first. But unlike most people, doctors work for the government. Doctors are trained in government schools to government standards, licensed by government, then they either work […]

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10/29 Debate

Debate Center: Texas school district decides teacher is the wrong classroom model  By Alex Culpepper   Illustration: Dayton artist Elliot Ward Cristy Nicole Deweese, a Texas resident, began modeling when she was 12 years old. After she entered college years later she landed modeling gigs for Playboy magazine. While working for Playboy, she posed in videos, […]

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