Commentary

7:45am

Thu May 28, 2015
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for May 28, 2015

Brian O'Nuanain

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain laments the passing of Christopher Hitchens in 2011, and loss of a potent and controversial intellectual force. 

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7:45am

Tue May 26, 2015
Commentary

History Matters: Tolkein dug deep into how names came to be

Historical linguists put the asterisk to work in their profession. History Matters commentator Gary Joiner explains how.

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7:45am

Fri May 22, 2015
Commentary

Gary Borders: Washer pitching and pellet guns form birthday memories

There's never a dull moment for 10-year-old Connor.
Credit Gary Borders

We celebrated our nephew Connor’s 10th birthday in a time-honored East Texas manner: grilling hamburgers, pitching washers — and plinking balloons and Diet Coke cans with pellet guns. The clan sat outside on a Saturday afternoon enjoying a rare respite from the incessant rains.

Since the party was at our house in a quiet subdivision, we had to settle for pellet guns and leave the heavy ordnance in the gun safes. Previous family get-togethers out in the country have allowed us to indulge in another Pine Curtain tradition: Blowing Stuff Up.

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7:45am

Thu May 21, 2015
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for May 21, 2015

Brian O'Nuanain

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain contemplates voter motivations and whether someone status as a grandparent could or should affect someone vote.

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7:45am

Tue May 19, 2015
Commentary

History Matters: Now is a good time to revisit the 1927 Atchafalaya flood

The ground is soaked and the rivers are rising. History Matters commentator Gary Joiner thinks it’s a good time to revisit the Great Flood of 1927.

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