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Welcome and introduction

Welcome. I am one of the newer freelancers in Dayton City Paper. My regular gig is Destination Yellow Springs but I also write a variety of pieces covering a range of events across the area. I came to Dayton City Paper after a three year stint writing a weekly column for a daily paper. However, […]

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Gay Suicides

I am working on a piece about the recent influx in suicides among gay teens.  I want to use the story to concentrate on where local youth can go for help when they need it.  It’s such a waste that teens find themselves with no other option but to kill themselves just because someone else […]

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Introduction

Hello everyone I thought I would open my first blog with an introduction about myself and a little bit about what I do at DCP. I got my start in big media about a year and a half ago writing the column LGBT insider for the Dayton Daily. I also began taking photo assignments from […]

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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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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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Free speech

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: 04/15

Forum Center: Should Ohio go green with marijuana legislation? By Alex Culpepper The push for marijuana legalization is active and healthy. […]

Debate Forum: 04/08

Forum Center: Residents claiming violation of First Amendment seek an answer to their prayers By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Joseph Rank The […]

Debate Forum: 04/01

Forum Center: SCOTUS to decide whether corporations are eligible for Heaven and Hell By Alex Culpepper Illustration: ©2013 Rob Rogers. Reprinted with permission […]

Debate Forum: 03/25

Forum Center: Tesla and the retail automobile industry By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Dennis Porter Tesla Motors is a California company that […]

Debate Commentary 03/18

Your computer files might be protected by more than just a password By Alex Culpepper One of the freedoms under […]

Debate Commentary 03/11

Forum Center: If a person objects to a police search but is not home to state it, do the police still […]