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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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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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News of the weird 10/21

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Signs of the times “Selfie fever” has begun to sully the sacred Islamic pilgrimages to […]

The last word

Thanks for reading By A.J. Wagner This will be my last week writing the “Law and Disorder” column for the […]

The art of organization

Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour & Sale returns By Alyssa Reck Photo: Elaine Lamb of Mud Mothers Pottery will showcase […]

Waste not

The Plastic World of Mary Ellen Croteau By Shayna V. McConville Photo: Mary Ellen Croteau, “Endless Columns,” plastic bottle caps […]

On not getting by in Dayton

The long-term effects of poverty By A.J. Wagner I have been penning “Law and Disorder” for the Dayton City Paper […]

News of the weird 10/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Bionic shoes Police in Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture raided a shoe manufacturer in July and […]