Spanish military leader Don Bernardo de Gàlvez was heralded by French Creoles as one of the greatest Frenchmen of colonial times. Commentator Gary Joiner says nationality aside, Louisiana owes Gàlvez a debt of gratitude.
Sometimes a person can become a part of history without playing a central role. Commentator Gary Joiner has this appreciation for the late Tom Clancy who penned best sellers of international intrigue and espionage and forever changed the military thriller genre.
Among the lasting legacies of the Great Depression are works of the WPA, the Works Progress Administration. Commentator Gary Joiner examines the WPA accomplishments close to home and farther afield across the nation.
Common Core is the new educational doctrine sweeping across the country. Commentator Gary Joiner says Common Core shows promise, but there are dangers in the details -- especially in history education.