Archive for September 18th, 2018

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We are 94-56 with 12 remaining and once again, what was our record last season with 12 remaining?

Commentary remembers the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings and Anita Hill stepping forward. What is the biggest difference between now and then? Commentary would have to say journalists now have more tools to find the facts and the truth. I am already reading more stuff this morning on this Kavanaugh fella, thanks to journalists.

Seven weeks until Election Day.

Commentary will be attending a luncheon this Friday being held by the Latino Leaders Network. Here is their slogan from their website:

Bringing Leaders Together 

Here is who they are featuring at the luncheon and also from their website:

Alfredo Corchado 

Journalist and Author 

Journalist and author Alfredo Corchado has not only approached the dark roads of the international drug trade through his prize—winning reports and nonfiction work.  With his new book, “Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration,” Corchado has dived into another leading issue the United States and Mexico face today- immigration.  

Although Corchado was born in Durango, Mexico, he grew up in the San Joaquin Valley, California fields after his family decided to join his father in the picking of fruits.  How he later became a leading reporter on national security and immigration issues is a question the world has come to embrace.  

Alfredo Corchado graduated from the University of Texas and El Paso Community College in 1987.  In 2009, he became a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and has worked for the Dallas Morning News since 1994.  As Chief of the Mexican Bureau, Mr. Corchado covers how US policy affects Latin America and specializes in the country of Mexico.  Corchado has also worked for The News in Cuba where prior to this position, worked for El Paso Herald-Post, Wall Street Journal, Public Radio, and the Ogden Standard-Examiner. 

Corchado has received numerous awards including the Maria Moors Cabot which is a prestigious award that is considered the Pulitzer Prize for newsgathering and reporting in Latin American.  Columbia University awarded him this prize.  From Colby College, Corchado also received the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Journalism Award and served as a scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center at Harvard University in 2010.

Alfredo Corchado’s first book “Midnight in Mexico” was released in 2013.  His second book “Homelands” has been released this 2018 year.  

Thanks for the invitation and I am really looking forward to the luncheon.

With 12 games remaining in our 2017 season, the Astros were 92-58 of course.

4 games up and I don’t want to talk about how we lost last night.

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