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Millenials mild about Clinton should be terrified of Trump

By Robert Mann I know you and your fellow millennials were wild about Sen. Bernie Sanders and many are now excited by Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson. As for Hillary Clinton, you think she’s shady and represents the past as … 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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‘We never lost that sense of humanity’: Col. Ed Bush’s photos of Katrina’s Superdome

By Robert Mann In the days after Hurricane Katrina in August-September 2005, then-Major Ed Bush of the Louisiana National Guard and a colleague, Sgt. Carlos Sanchez, took dozens of photographs of life inside the Louisiana Superdome, where they and hundreds of … Continue reading

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Remembering mercy, kindness in Katrina’s Superdome

By Robert Mann It was unmercifully hot outside the Louisiana Superdome around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005. It was five days into the inhuman ordeal afflicting 40,000 New Orleans residents after Hurricane Katrina. Huddled in and around the … Continue reading

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‘Louisiana is strong. Our hearts are huge, our need is great’

By Robert Mann Everywhere I’ve been in Baton Rouge the past two days, I’ve witnessed remarkable compassion, grace and optimism. Much of this city and region remained under water on Monday. Tens of thousands are homeless. At least 11 are dead. … Continue reading

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Louisiana’s private and parish prisons are little more than warehouses

  By Robert Mann Charles Dickens might find it familiar and, in some ways, as hopeless as the prisons and workhouses of 19th century England. The privately operated Winn Correctional Center near Winnfield is the subject of a troubling five-part … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders, the not-so-social Democrats and the not-so-democratic Socialists

By Seán Patrick Donlan As the California Democratic primary finally, mercifully, approaches, the drama intensifies. At this point, that tension has little to do with the procedures by which the party selects its presidential candidate. Their nominee was already decided … Continue reading

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