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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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Commentary forum 09/15/10

What’s the big deal? By Benjamin Tomkins I cannot for the life of me figure out why Craigslist is taking so much crap over people using their adult section as a front for prostitution. Firstly, the attorneys general should be thanking them for providing a well-organized list of possible leads. Secondly, Craigslist isn’t doing anything that […]

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Debate Forum Left 09/08/10

Lamberth Got it Wrong By Benjamin Tomkins We expect a lot intellectually from our federal judges when they rule on controversial issues. For instance, if they reason like Carrie Prejean that we should deny a group of people their civil rights because “that’s how I was raised and that’s how I think it should be,” […]

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Debate Forum Right 09/08/10

Judge Frees Stem Cell Research From Federal Oppression By Mark Luedtke A headline from ALL247NEWS.com reads, “Cancer Cure Setback – Judge Blocks Funding for Stem Cell Research.” Besides being alarmist, as if a cure for cancer was right around the corner until this judge ruined it, the headline is backwards. Stem cell research will be […]

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Debate Forum Center 09/08/10

Debate Over Embryonic Stem Cell Research Heats Up Again Two weeks ago in Washington, D.C., Royce C. Lamberth, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, temporarily blocked the Obama administration’s efforts to expand stem cell research. Judge Lamberth, in a 15 page decision, ruled that the new guidelines designed to […]

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Debate Forum Center 09/01/10

A Historic Point For The U.S. Mission President Obama is making good on his promise to end the U.S. combat mission in Iraq. As of August 31, all designated combat troops will have been out of Iraq and Operation Iraqi Freedom will have officially ended. The remaining 50,000 U.S forces still in Iraq are there […]

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Debate Forum Left 09/01/10

Although there remain 56,000 troops and over 100,000 private contractors in Iraq, the mainstream media has reported the withdrawal of the last U.S. combat units in Iraq as if it means the end of the Iraq War. What this announcement signifies is the rebranding of a war, but not the end of the occupation. The […]

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Debate Forum Right 09/01/10

Thanks Mr. President, But Where Were You When We Needed You? By David H. Landon While none of the 2008 crop of Democratic Presidential candidates could be considered “pro-Iraq War,” Barack Obama attempted to stake out his especially strong anti-war position in order to separate himself from the others and especially from his chief rival, […]

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Debate Forum Center 08/25/10

Should Jet Blue Flight Attendant Steven Slater Be Treated As Folk Hero? This month, one of the top stories making the news didn’t involve President Obama, the economy, the wars in Afghanistan or Iraq, or irrational statements by the leaders of Iran or Venezuela. It was the story of Steven Slater, a fed-up flight attendant […]

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Debate Forum Left 08/25/10

Out Of The Clear Jet Blue By J.T. Ryder JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater’s obscenity laden rant (just before grabbing a couple of Blue Moon beers for the road and deploying the friendly sky slip and slide) has become a rallying cry for those feeling that they are among the oppressed, harried and abused working […]

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News of the weird: 09/16/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – A nerd’s rhapsody Nicholas Felton’s latest annual recap of his personal communications data is […]

Their exits and their entrances

Celebrating 20 years of Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Artistic director John Fleming addresses the audience during […]

In living color

Color: Impressions and Innovations at Glen Helen By Joyell Nevins Photo: Joe Barrish, “McLain Street View”; oil Our visual spectrum has […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Whoa is me Last year, after I split up with my girlfriend, the law firm I worked […]

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 […]