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Summary execution for a tax evader by Mark Luedtke There are two, and only two, ways one can obtain the property of another. The first is through voluntary means. You can either exchange something for the property, or the owner of the property can give it to you. The second is theft. If the theft […]

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Debate Forum 08/05

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Forum Center: Are gun-free zones really safety-free zones? By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Jed Helmers Newtown, Conn.; Aurora, Colo.; Santa Barbara, Calif. and Fort Hood, Texas; were scenes of recent mass shootings. They all have at least one other thing in common, too: they are all gun-free zones. After the shootings, debate about guns was in the news, […]

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On the beat

Fraze: the second half By Jim Bucher Right around Major League Baseball’s All-Star break, I get to thinking how the summer has flown by. Next thing you know, it’ll be back-to-school sales. Oh wait, that’s already happening. Sorry, kids. Even though summer may be winding down, the season at Fraze Pavilion is just gearing up […]

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Debate Forum 07/29

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Forum Center: Federal judge claims a computer is the same as a file cabinet By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Jed Helmers The protocol for searching through digital evidence with and without warrants has been tested in an increasing number of cases. In June, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously law enforcement cannot search cellphones without a warrant. […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

The manufactured illegal immigration crisis By Mark Luedtke After Barack Obama was elected, his then-Chief of Staff, now-Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, stated, “You never want to let a serious crisis go to waste.” But rulers need not wait for a serious crisis when they can manufacture one. Most Americans correctly identified President Obama and his […]

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Debate forum 07/22

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Leaky borders have flooded the country with immigration debates By Alex Culpepper Immigration is in the news again, but that shouldn’t be a surprise in a country with a history of 400 years of people coming and going. They have come from virtually everywhere and for every reason; sometimes they’ve been viewed suspiciously, and other […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Beware the sucker economy By Mark Luedtke Yahoo trumpeted, “The Dow Jones industrial average is trading above 17,000 for the first time after the U.S. government reported a big gain in hiring last month.”  The stock market keeps rising forever with nary a glitch. To bulls, the unprecedented, positive run since the 2008 crash shows […]

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On the beat

A visit from a dear friend puts life in perspective By Jim Bucher Sometimes it takes a different perspective and outlook to truly make you appreciate your city, and life in general. This happened to me just recently, when a dear friend paid a visit to the Gem City. Mark Viviano worked as a colleague […]

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On the beat

The town you’ve never heard of By Jim Bucher Well, if you haven’t guessed it, I’m a local history buff. Years ago, covering people, places and things around the Miami Valley on local TV, I stumbled upon a story of a small town that is long gone, but which had a fascinating history; one that […]

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Debate forum: 07/15

Security

Forum Center: Enforcement of No-Fly List may face long delays By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Jed Helmers Shortly after 9/11, the FBI received from the U.S. Attorney General a new office called the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC). Its charter and purpose is to develop and maintain a database list of suspected terrorists. When the TSC uses the database […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 5/23

By Michelle Strauss Wii the people A woman decided to go outside to take her evening smoke. Inside her residence, […]

The Docket: 5/16

Short relationships, long fights A woman and her ex-boyfriend decided they needed to meet and discuss their breakup. The woman […]

Law and Disorder: The Docket 5/9

40 oz. fight A woman was hanging out with friends when they all decided to buy some beer. She knew […]

The Docket: 5/2

Cupcake capers A man walked into a store and headed to the cupcake section. The owner suspected there would be […]

Law & Disorder: 4/25

Broken brandy bottle A family left for church in the morning. When they returned, they noticed their motion-sensor alarm system […]