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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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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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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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Debate Forum Center 09/29/10

Pssst!!! The Recession Is Over… Pass It On!! The private sector National Bureau of Economic Research, (NBER) considered the arbiter of recessions, announced Sept. 20 that it had pegged June 2009 as the end of the recession. The slowdown, which started in December 2007, was 18 months in duration setting a record as our longest […]

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Debate Forum Left 09/29/10

The Facts Are Pretty Clear That… By Benjamin Tomkins Anyone who says we are still in a recession either hasn’t looked at the data, doesn’t care about the data, or isn’t using the word correctly. Now, if you haven’t looked at the data and are claiming that the recession is fervently underway, I would like […]

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Debate Forum Right 09/29/10

Government Economists Embarass Themselves And Fellow Economists By Mark Luedtke As President Obama pushes for another $50 billion stimulus boondoggle, his fifth by my count, and economist after economist warns that the economy is still in decline, the wise men at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) announced that the recession that began in […]

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The Dishonor of Militarism __________ What a blown opportunity! Glenn Beck gathered thousands of people at the Lincoln Memorial to urge a restoration of American honor — but not once did he mention the most egregious assault on America’s honor: militarism. It would have been a perfect time to call for dismantling the American empire, […]

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Debate forum topic 09/22/10

Can more federal “Stimulus” spending turn around the sputtering economy? The Obama administration has the difficult task of trying to convince Congress and an even more skeptical American public that additional federal spending can turn the tide on a dormant U.S. economy. After more than $1.1 trillion in earlier stimulus spending, the unemployment rate remains […]

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Debate forum left 09/22/10

Obama’s plan: It worked for FDR By Rana Odeh While 9.6 percent is the official unemployment rate, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the underemployment rate is 16.5 percent. Everyone complains about the deficit out of fear of consequential inflation, but the reality is that the inflation rate for this year is 1.1 percent […]

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Debate forum right 09/22/10

Obama’s summer of recovery has become our autumn of discontent. By David H. Landon President Obama decided to seize the economic initiative last week in a Labor Day speech to one of his main constituent groups: labor unions. His solution to get the anemic U.S. economy out of its doldrums was to announce yet another […]

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