Perspectives

“Mamma Mia!” production prompts ABBA revisit

April 25, 2019
By Michael Bird, M. Ed.

Last Friday, a bus load of juniors and seniors from Tallassee High School attended the Troy University production of MAMMA MIA!  It was staged at the Claudia Crosby Theatre, inside C.B. Smith Hall (named for Charles Bunyan Smith, a former president of Troy University but also the founding superintendent of Tallassee City Schools). Our students were…

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Anti-vaccination attitudes reflect decline in trust of government

April 19, 2019
By Daniel Sutter

Vaccines, Reason, and Freedom

The current measles outbreak has brought new criticism of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children over vaccine safety concerns. Measles was declared to be eradicated in the U.S. in 2000, and yet this year 550 cases have occurred through the second week of April. Anti-vaccination attitudes, I think, reflect a…

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Socialism may be on the rise in the United States

April 8, 2019
By Daniel Sutter

Those of us old enough to remember the fall of the Berlin Wall and the breakup of the Soviet Union probably thought we had seen the last of socialism. The idea of government planning of an economy, once billed as “scientific socialism,” seemed consigned to the dustbin of history.

Times certainly have changed. Self-described socialist…

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