Category Archives: Politics

Senate health care bill is a risky vote for Sen. Bill Cassidy, GOP

By Robert Mann You need not be a politician with the superior political intuition of Ronald Reagan or Bill Clinton to understand how dangerous the Republican health care bill is to the future of that party’s majority in both houses. … Continue reading

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It’s no mystery how Louisiana could solve its fiscal, economic woes

By Robert Mann You would think fixing Louisiana government’s fiscal affairs was like achieving Middle East peace or beating Alabama at football. For almost 10 years, state government has staggered from one fiscal crisis to another. Lawmakers are like blindfolded … Continue reading

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London attacks bring out the best in Londoners, worst in Trump, Clay Higgins

By Robert Mann LONDON — U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins may be the former “Cajun John Wayne,” but he is now auditioning for the role of Dirty Harry of the House — the bravest, boldest member of Congress, one who will … Continue reading

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Mitch Landrieu’s speech on race was one for the ages

By Robert Mann New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu last week (May 19) delivered one of the most honest speeches on race I’ve ever heard from a white Southern politician. I know, that’s not saying much. It’s a low bar Landrieu … Continue reading

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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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Are Louisiana House members Monuments Men or Confederate fanboys?

By Robert Mann Let us consider Louisiana’s Monuments Men. I don’t mean the intrepid Allied team that protected valuable pieces of art and other artifacts from the Nazis during World War II. As the book (and the 2014 movie) of … Continue reading

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Sen. Bill Cassidy passes the Jimmy Kimmel test

By Robert Mann I don’t know if congressional Republicans are wise enough to take his advice on health care, but if they wish to remain in power, they might listen to Louisiana’s senior senator, Bill Cassidy. The low-key Cassidy is … Continue reading

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