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Thomas Sanders: Thanks to 2013's charitable givers

Thomas Sanders: Thanks to 2013's charitable givers

Every April, as taxpayers claiming deductions for charitable gifts submit their IRS returns, I recall the words of a wealthy, now-deceased friend: “There are millions of Americans who, through no fault of their own, are condemned to live in dire circumstances, and I could use my resources to…

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Michael Gerson: A rivalry that still reverberates

One of the most vivid, outspoken conservatives of our time has the drawback of being a fictional character in a British costume drama, “Downton Abbey.” Here is Lady Violet, dowager countess, sparring with her relentlessly progressive in-law, Isobel Crawley:

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Plato's Closet opens on Tucson's east side

Plato's Closet opens on Tucson's east side

A second Plato’s Closet franchise has opened in Tucson to sell gently used, freshly laundered brand-name clothing.

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Academy Village philosophy talks continue with epistemology

Professor Gary Fenstermacher will continue his four-part course on philosophy today at Academy Village.

January 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Philosophy, its application, will be lecture focus

Philosophy, its application, will be lecture focus

Gary Fenstermacher's series offers an everyday approach to philosophy.

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Philosophy, its application, will be lecture focus

Philosophy, its application, will be lecture focus

Internationally recognized scholar and former UA dean Gary Fenstermacher will kick off his four-part course on philosophy at 2:30 p.m. today at Academy Village.

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Philosophizing at Academy Village

Philosophizing at Academy Village

Gary Fenstermacher's four-part course on Western philosophy will discuss ways to think about questions that can't be answered by science or religion.

January 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Philosophizing at Academy Village

Philosophizing at Academy Village

American philosopher George Herbert Mead once quipped, "Philosophy is a study which enables man to be unhappy more intelligently." Although there is some truth in Mead's remark, it's certainly not the view Gary Fenstermacher will emphasize in his four-session course on philosophy that begins…

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UA chapter names Giffords to its board of advisers

The National Institute for Civil Discourse at the University of Arizona has announced that former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been named to its National Board of Advisers.

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