Category Archives: News Media

First World Problems: Guest post by Cyril Vetter

By Cyril Vetter We are a deeply divided country. Our divisions run along the fault lines of race, class, religion, et. al. Our political divisions are stark and well defined and decidedly First World. Consider this the next time you … Continue reading

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Let them hear your voices: How to contact your Louisiana U.S. senators & representatives

By Robert Mann As I write in my Times-Picayune | NOLA.com column this week, “preventing a racist plutocrat from reversing years of hard-won social and economic progress — or, worse, bumbling us into a war — won’t be easy, but … Continue reading

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North Korea may be plotting nuclear blackmail but don’t expect the press to ask Clinton or Trump about it

By Robert Mann A distressing event unfolded last weekend as the national political press was busy freaking out over Hillary Clinton’s pneumonia and her labeling half of Donald Trump supporters a “basket of deplorables.” In the cascade of this and … Continue reading

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Want to defeat terrorists? Don’t succumb to their terrorism

By Robert Mann I’m not a fatalist, but when I leave town on a trip, I sometimes have a nagging feeling, “Maybe, this time, I won’t return.” I’ll briefly fret about a plane crash, a car wreck or a random … Continue reading

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Donald Trump is David Duke in a nicer suit

The following piece was first published in Salon.com By Robert Mann After watching him romp through the early weeks of the Republican Party’s primary season – spewing hate, stoking xenophobia and attacking the Washington establishment – this thought keeps coming … Continue reading

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Why we need the Iowa caucuses

  By Robert Mann DES MOINES, Iowa — Last Monday morning at Inspired Grounds Café in West Des Moines, Gov. John Kasich of Ohio insulted 20 LSU students. Our group was among the audience of locals stuffed into the coffee shop’s back … Continue reading

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It’s time for a Louisiana Gubernatorial Debate Commission

By Robert Mann The good news is that this governor’s election has featured more candidate forums than I can remember. From one end of the state to the other, the four major candidates have been debating — or, at least, … Continue reading

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