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Rob and Lauren Hudson: Letter of Common Ground about other economic systems; for a fair discussion

Letters for families based on the book “It Can Be Done” @studentsleadusa Because of America’s liberties, capitalism became the natural basis for our economy, but of course, it’s not the only basis for an economy. Other systems, such as fascism, communism, socialism, or some blend of these ideas, all involve large, controlling governments. We write to explain several deficiencies in...

Al Cross: Of course, we agree with Mitch McConnell that we need more ‘civility’ in our public discourse

“Elections have consequences” is a favorite saying for politicians of all stripes, and for those of us who try to make sense of what they say (or don’t say). But elections also have lessons, and those who learn from them are usually the most successful in politics. One of America’s most successful politicians, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, often keeps those lessons to himself, but...

Transylvania University announces 2018-19 feature event series — New Frontiers

The public is invited to go beyond the familiar and explore ideas, art and music this year with a new feature event series hosted on the campus of Transylvania University. The New Frontiers 2018-19 season focuses on the university’s year-long campus theme – civility — and the debate over its role in shaping citizens and communities. Through presentations from such innovators as author Sir Salman...

Gena Bigler: Denim … the downfall of civility? Manners, like nice dress, going by the wayside

Denim has led to the downfall of civility.   At least it seems that way. Before the era of denim, it was common to dress up for such things as dinner or a plane trip. Today, however, it is entirely too common to see people out in public wearing even pajamas. When did this become acceptable? We have yoga pants and sweatpants, after all. Why on earth wear your pajamas out of the house?   It...