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Debate Forum Left 10/27/10

We Are Under Assault By Moneyed Interests By Marianne Stanley To simplify: we have two kinds of non-profits under federal law, the 501(c) and the 527. Both are tax-exempt.  The 501s are generally “social welfare” charitable organizations and, as such, do not have to disclose the names of their donors.  The 501s are prohibited from […]

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Debate Forum Right 10/27/10

Obama: Do As I Say, Not As I do By David H. Landon With one week to go before the midterm elections, the nation’s airwaves are being saturated with millions of dollars worth of political ads from both parties. There’s really nothing unusual or new about that. However, in addition to these seemingly non-stop ads […]

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Free Speech 10/27/10

DITZY ANGLE If ever there was doubt that big money is pouring into Nevada to unseat Harry Reid from the Senate, I got a clincher in the mail today,an elaborate mailingfrom Republican candidate Sharron Angle for an ìemergency donationî to help her get elected. Why in Heavenís name would a Nevada politician be soliciting money […]

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Debate Forum Topic 10/20/10

CHILD OBESITY LEGISLATION STALLS IN THE U.S. HOUSE According to a number of studies, childhood obesity in America is at epidemic levels. In the last 30 years the number of children who are overweight has tripled to 15 percent. When you add the overweight and obese statistics together, the problem becomes crystal clear. One-third of […]

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Debate Forum Left 10/20/10

What About Our Children? By Marianne Stanley We lament the rise in crime while creating criminals; enact punitive policies towards the very immigrants who make our food and homes affordable; punish teachers rather than the policies that make it impossible to teach, and not only permit but support the new American attitude of indifference towards […]

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Debate Forum Right 10/20/10

Central Planning Is Our Problem By Mark Luedtke I applaud Michelle Obama for highlighting the issue of childhood obesity. Who doesn’t want children to be healthier? But more central planning is not the solution. From the establishment of the American colonies until 50 or so years ago, the American people were the healthiest, best-educated people in […]

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Free Speech 10/20/10

Republican Supremacy and Entitlements I received a piece of campaign literature paid for by Ohio Republican Party, Kevin DeWine, Chairman, 211 S. Fifth Street, Columbus, OH 43215 concerning Josh Mandell’s November election bid for Ohio State Treasurer. It was on 8-by-11 glossy card stock. On the front, he talks about himself in the most glowing […]

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Free Speech

PORTMAN BEST BET FOR SENATE Last evening while watching the candidates who are running for U. S. Senate I made up my mind who I am supporting. I was looking for precise, clear answers. I was looking for sincerity and boldness. I saw this and more in candidate Rob Portman. Rob Portman has my support. […]

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Debate Forum Topic 10/13/10

Will Ted Strickland Survive As Ohio’s Governor? One of the key races to be decided by Ohioans this fall is the election of the governor. Democrat Ted Strickland is seeking a second term as Ohio’s governor and is being challenged by Republican John Kasich. Strickland is the 68th and current governor of the state of […]

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Debate Forum Left 10/13/10

The Discourse Of Power By J.T. Ryder I was asked to write this forum piece in favor of Ted Strickland in the upcoming gubernatorial race with John Kasich. What follows will not be a direct endorsement of Strickland for the office of governor. I’ve decided instead to use Ted Strickland and the gubernatorial race as a […]

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Debate Forum Right 10/13/10

Ohio Needs A Real Leader By David H. Landon It’s obvious to anyone paying attention that Ohio’s economy is a disaster. The economic recession has had devastating impact on our state and local governments. Unemployment rates have topped 10 percent for the past 20 months. There is an $8 billion hole in the next biennial […]

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Free Speech

THANKS TO TEA PARTIERS One thing the tea partiers have done for American politics is alert60 percent of Americans that 40 percent of Americans would not qualify for American citizenship ifaverage history and literacy tests were required.We rank 27th among modern countries in literacy and basic knowledge. I have lots of friends who simply don’t […]

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Debate Forum Topic 10/06/10

To Text Or Not To Text: Should There Be Legislation? There is now a national movement to ban texting while operating a motor vehicle. While some states have already passed measures making it a crime to text while driving, not all states have followed suit. At present, 14 states, as well as the District of […]

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Debate Forum Left 10/06/10

Text Driving: Unnecessary And Fatal By Rana Odeh Just over two years ago, a Metrolink commuter train collided head on with a Union Pacific freight locomotive in Southern California, killing 25 people and injuring 135 others. What was the cause behind the worst train accident in the U.S. since the early 1990s? Texting. The engineer […]

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Debate Forum Right 10/06/10

Excellent Guess. Wrong, But Excellent By Benjamin Tomkins I was on a bulletin board recently where someone actually posted this comment in reference to their texting while driving habit: “I’m constantly texting while driving and I havent had an accident yet.” Wow. Two things. 1. Apparently all that texting has made you forget how to use […]

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Free Speech

TIME TO TAKE A STAND ___ Imagine my surprise a few weeks ago when I received a notice in the mail to report for jury duty in Dayton. Surprise, you ask? Well, yes. You see, as a gay man, I cannot marry my partner of 33 years, serve as an openly gay man in our […]

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