Category Archives: Bobby Jindal

The mysterious case of the missing budget cuts

By Robert Mann To paraphrase Groucho Marx: They may talk like charlatans and look like charlatans. But don’t let that fool you. They really are charlatans. How long have Republican leaders in the Louisiana Legislature assured us the state’s budget … Continue reading

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Why are Louisiana universities so powerless in Baton Rouge?

By Robert Mann How did it come to this sad state in Louisiana higher education? How could venerable institutions with hundreds of thousands of graduates and more than 200,000 students prove so powerless at the state Capitol? Why have these … Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s ‘dreamy’ speech to the Louisiana Legislature

By Robert Mann I’m not sure if it was a nightmare or a premonition, but I dreamed recently that Donald Trump addressed the Louisiana Legislature. Here’s (vaguely) how it went: Members, thank you for your kind invitation to speak. You’ve … Continue reading

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In John Bel Edwards, Louisiana finally has a full-time, effective governor

By Robert Mann Former Gov. Bobby Jindal’s eight years of misrule set a low bar for leadership. It’s no wonder his successor, John Bel Edwards, cleared that subterranean hurdle during his first, eventful year in office. That Edwards would eclipse … Continue reading

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Thanks to Bobby Jindal, we know how disastrous Trump’s education policies could be

By Robert Mann Let’s be grateful for former Gov. Bobby Jindal. He was a failure, but at least one of his failures gave us an inkling of how disastrous President-elect Donald Trump’s national education policies could be. In nominating billionaire … Continue reading

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Donald Trump? Louisiana Republicans hardly know him

By Robert Mann Donald Trump? The name is familiar. He’s the GOP nominee? Well, I guess I support my party’s nominee. Next question. That, in essence, is where Louisiana’s courageous GOP leaders stand on the presidential race. Their nominee is … Continue reading

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Donald Trump unites Louisiana GOP leaders and David Duke

By Robert Mann It was a nightmare scenario. In 1991, Democrat Edwin Edwards and Republican David Duke faced each other in a runoff for Louisiana governor. At first, state GOP leaders couldn’t imagine supporting Edwards for a fourth term, regarding … Continue reading

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