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Ukraine illustrates upside-down world  By Mark Luedtke Sixty years ago, the Soviet Union was instigating coups and starting civil wars all around the globe to spread communism. The U.S. fought against communist aggression in Korea, Vietnam and South America. Today, we live in an upside-down world. In the last decade or so, the U.S. has […]

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The modern dark age of science

By Mark Luedtke We live in a modern world of technological advance, and we think of society as an enlightened civilization because of it. But much of the technology we enjoy today is based on science that’s over a hundred years old. Despite our impressive technology, and partly because of it, much of what passes […]

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Musings and mumblings from a meandering mind

By Jim Bucher This column will be all about what’s on my mind, and there’s plenty, so here goes. First, the I-75 construction – or should I say reconstruction – through downtown Dayton: Now I know it’s nowhere near completion, but with the closings of the downtown exit ramps northbound, I foresee a problem. If […]

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Debate Forum 03/04

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Debate Center: What does one wear to match the rifle strapped across his or her shoulder? By Alex Culpepper Earlier in February, motorists along a stretch of highway in Beaumont, Texas, were alarmed to see a man wearing a banana costume and holding a sign with an arrow on it. The banana costume and the sign […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Socialist snow follies by Mark Luedtke Examining the abject failure of socialism on relatively minor issues exposes the horrific failure of socialism on the big issues – security, criminal justice, health care, running the economy and waging war. The ubiquitous failure of local governments to clear the roads of snow this winter is a perfect […]

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On The Beat

Unconditional love: A cat’s tail By Jim Bucher It has been almost a year since my new career path took me to the doorstep of the Dayton City Paper, and it’s been a fun journey so far. Going from a TV reporter/dude for almost 25 years to pages in print hasn’t been that difficult of a […]

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Commentary Forum 02/25

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Ohio prosecutors defend warrantless GPS tracking By Alex Culpepper Ohio police actively seek technology and gadgetry to prevent crime and catch suspects who may have committed crimes. Just last year, Dayton leaders held a meeting to decide whether to hire a local company, Persistent Surveillance Systems, to send up an aircraft with a surveillance camera […]

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On the beat

Sunday is the day to care  By Jim Bucher As a result of the long line of Germans in my family tree, I was bombarded with German foods growing up. I never much cared for sauerkraut or bratwurst and when it came to German pancakes, well, forget about it. My dad said I must be adopted. […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

The war on terror is a racket By Mark Luedtke It’s been a terrible month for the military. Generally considered above reproach, even worshiped, Stars and Stripes reported corruption runs rampant among military personnel: “The laundry list of wrongdoing, in the Defense Department and in various other government agencies, is contained in a surprisingly readable […]

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Commentary Forum 02/18

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Debate Center: Fatal dog attack raises questions about Ohio dog laws and enforcement By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Dennis Porter Aside from accidents or attacks caused by other humans, people in this country are far more likely to suffer injury from the teeth of a dog than from any other animal. The Centers for Disease Control claim about […]

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The Docket: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman […]

Debate Forum: 8/23

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For rent Can Ohio’s national park be “leased” for drilling? By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: name the only national forest […]

On The Beat: 8/23

Roadside fruit stands, where art thou? By Jim Bucher Think the older you get, the more nostalgic. Guess it’s all […]

On Your Marc: 8/23

No character like McVie By Marc Katz I know, there were iconic entertainment groups that played early in their careers […]

The Docket: 8/23

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Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby Researched and reported by Ehron Ostendorf So stupid, a caveman could do it An […]