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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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Debate Forum Right 08/18/10

We Can’t Allow ‘Anchor Babies’ To Sink The Boat By David H. Landon Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) recently called for a revisiting of the issue of “birthright citizenship.” Somehow, through a series of laws passed by Congress and never challenged on their questionable constitutionality, the United States currently grants citizenship to the all babies who […]

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The Advice Goddess

Not Wanton Any I started seeing this amazing guy, but had to initiate most of the making out. He soon dumped me, saying he has little experience and was freaking out. (He’s 40, and has only had three girlfriends.) We got back together, but he still wasn’t initiating, and six months in, still hadn’t had […]

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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 […]

Advice Goddess: 10/14

By Amy Alkon Fasten your Bible belt My boyfriend and I are spending Christmas with his family. I like them […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Heavy meddle Is it okay to keep your income a secret from someone you’re dating? I recently […]