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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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Debate Forum Right 08/25/10

Steven Slater Is No Hero By Gregory D. Lee Former JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater reminds me of “Johnny” in Airplane! His frolics aboard his plane, while at a gate at JFK international airport in New York City, are reminiscent of the flamboyant gay actor, Steven Stucker. He played the air control tower worker who […]

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The Advice Goddess

Bye Now! (Pay Later) There’s never a good time to break up with your girlfriend, but there is a really bad time, and that’s what I chose. I did it over the phone as she was boarding a plane to attend her best friend’s wedding. I thought it would be good for her to be with […]

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Debate Forum Center 08/18/10

Should We Amend The 14th Amendment To End ‘Anchor Baby’ Citizenship? The debate continues to rage in political circles, media and the Internet over how to control the influx of illegal aliens migrating across U.S. borders. Recently there has been a focus on the “Citizenship Clause” of the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment. As state governments […]

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Debate Forum Left 08/18/10

A Derogatory Idea By Benjamin Tomkins I love children. They are born innocent of the crimes of their parents and wholly defenseless against the evils of the world. As such, I consider it our social duty to care for and protect them. Realistically I understand that we simply can’t let everyone in, but if we really […]

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news of the weird: 10/28

by Chuck Shephard Lead Story – Eye of the beholder The Osiligi Maasai Warrior choir, from Kenya, in ornate, mystifying […]

The hands-on headless horseman

Zoot Reboots for “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” By Jacqui Theobald Photo: C.J. Suchyta and Natalie Houliston display Ichabod at a Zoot […]

The Docket

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Editor’s Choice: Saucy and stalk-y After […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Knight Terrors I’m a woman in my early 30s. I was one of the employees who got […]

Putting the ‘boo’ in book

Inside Troy’s haunted bookstore By Matt Bayman Photo: Around About Books is located at 8 W. Main St. in Troy […]

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 […]