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Teach your children well

By Robert Mann When violent white supremacy exploded in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend, many of us wondered how these young men could have gone awry, descending not only into bigotry but hate so virulent that they could embrace Nazism and … Continue reading

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Grateful Obamacare is still alive? Thank Mary Landrieu

By Robert Mann The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is safe for now, and let’s hope Congress will fix its flaws and enhance it, something members should have done years ago. Correcting the ACA would be impossible if three Republican senators … Continue reading

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Donald Trump is taking us into the heart of darkness

By Robert Mann “Ten percent of any population is cruel, no matter what, and 10 percent is merciful, no matter what, and the remaining 80 percent can be moved in either direction.” ―Susan Sontag With his profanity and crude insults, … Continue reading

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Sen. Bill Cassidy betrays sick kids, fails the ‘Jimmy Kimmel test’

By Robert Mann I was a sucker. Like the parents of sick children I’ve seen on TV in recent weeks, I had faith in U.S. Sen. Billy Cassidy’s goodwill when he told late-night host Jimmy Kimmel he would protect sick … Continue reading

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Donald Trump isn’t ending politics, as usual, because it’s his actual defense

By Robert Mann “Most politicians would have gone to a meeting like the one Don jr attended in order to get info on an opponent. That’s politics!” –President Donald Trump tweet, July 17 In the spring of 2005, I betrayed a … Continue reading

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Could Louisiana survive without its colleges and universities?

By Robert Mann The differences in opinion are stark but not surprising. “A majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (58%) now say that colleges and universities have a negative effect on the country, up from 45% last year,” the Pew … Continue reading

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President Trump has been great . . . for Europe

  By Cyril Vetter Donald Trump has been a great President, so far. At least if you’re a European. In June, I had the pleasure of traveling to Berlin with my friend James Carville, who gave a talk to the … Continue reading

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