President Ronald Reagan History Matters: Who is your favorite American president and why? By Gary Joiner, Ph.D. • Dec 2, 2014 Commentator Gary Joiner asks listeners a question he gets a lot: Who are your five favorite presidents and how do you rank them? The answer may change over time. History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine. History Matters: Reflections on the life of the Iron Lady of British politics By Gary Joiner, Ph.D. • May 14, 2013 Commentator Gary Joiner takes up the life and legacy of the late former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.