Tag Archives: Barack Obama

The ‘amazing grace’ of Barack Obama’s Charleston eulogy

Friday, July 24, is the 290th birthday of John Newton – slave ship captain, Church of England priest, noted abolitionist and the author of the popular Christian hymn, “Amazing Grace.” By Robert Mann In early July, not long after President … Continue reading

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Bobby Jindal’s White House Potshot

By Robert Mann As the nation’s governors left the White House last Monday, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy was furious. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, he muttered, was a “cheap-shot artist.” Give Malloy credit for perception. He has sized up Jindal nicely. What’s … Continue reading

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Briar patch? Maybe we should let the GOP abolish Obamacare

By Robert Mann I’ve a confession to make. From the beginning, I’ve been rooting for Obamacare to flop. Each time I read a story about the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act, I quietly cheer. I was secretly hoping … Continue reading

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Jindal and Vitter: the stunt men of Louisiana politics

By Robert Mann Have you noticed the competition between Gov. Bobby Jindal and Sen. David Vitter? No, these two Republicans aren’t on the same ballot. But with all their silly stunts and phony outrage of late, they seem to competing … Continue reading

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Why bombing Syria is a terrible idea

By Robert Mann Here we go again. Yet another president presents evidence of an atrocity that demands U.S. military action. Now it’s Syria, where President Bashar al-Assad reportedly murdered 1,429 civilians – including 426 children – with chemical weapons. An estimated 100,000 … Continue reading

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Cassidy vs Landrieu: will the 2014 Senate race be a referendum on health care?

Baton Rouge Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy is on the web today, announcing his campaign against Sen. Mary Landrieu in 2014. In a video and in an interview Wednesday morning on WAFB-TV, Cassidy makes it clear that he will be running … Continue reading

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Press abuse: 15 simple rules for politicians and their flacks

By Robert Mann There’s not a politician alive who gets everything he or she wants from the news media. And the same goes for reporters seeking information from public officials. Reporters never get enough access. Politicians rarely see their words … Continue reading

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