Commentary

7:35am

Thu November 6, 2014
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for November 6, 2014

Brian "The Designated Driver" O'Nuanain

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain continues his post travels diet and shares with us a passage or two from his sobriety diary.

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7:35am

Tue November 4, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: History depends on you getting to the polls

If past election cycles are any guide, turnout in this year's midterm elections could be about 40 percent of the voting age population. Commentator Gary Joiner makes an impassioned case for why voting matters.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.

    

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7:35am

Fri October 31, 2014
Commentary

Gary Borders: Teenage years are a joy with Abbie around

We met six-and-a-half years ago at Pizza King in Longview on a spring Saturday afternoon. She had a cheese pizza. Mine was veggie, extra jalapeños. Her blond hair and cherubic face with flawless skin captured my heart.

As we sat down, she held one of the Harry Potter novels in her arms like a shield. She was 10 and eyed me warily. Who is this funny little man coming into my life, she no doubt wondered.

Abbie is the daughter of the woman who would become my wife. Now she is my daughter as well, and I am blessed.

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7:35am

Thu October 30, 2014
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for October 30, 2014

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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7:37am

Tue October 28, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Deconstructing the rise of ISIS through the historical lens

Commentator Gary Joiner explains the difference between the acronyms ISIS and ISIL and what the consequences could be in how a terrorist group is referenced.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.

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