Tag Archives: Bill Cassidy

Louisiana’s cowering GOP krewe in Washington

By Robert Mann If the Republican members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation created a new D.C. Mardi Gras organization, we could call it the Krewe of Deilos. This ancient Greek word for fear and cowardice is the perfect moniker for the … Continue reading

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Indivisible: Protecting progressivism in the Trump era

By Robert Mann During almost 20 years working in the U.S. Senate, I learned how simple acts — a phone call, a letter, a face-to-face conversation — can influence a member of Congress. When I worked in Sen. John Breaux’s Baton … 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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Donald Trump and the GOP crisis of conscience: “I will support my party’s nominee”

By Robert Mann Imagine you’re a Republican member of Congress from a Southern state, someone like Sen. Bill Cassidy, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise or Rep. Garret Graves. You know Donald Trump’s candidacy is a joke. He’s the most reckless, … Continue reading

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Donald Trump and the cowardice of Louisiana Republican leaders

By Robert Mann There will come a time, probably after the Nov. 8 presidential election, when prominent Louisiana Republicans will express their disgust with the GOP’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump. People like U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, House Majority Whip Steve … Continue reading

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Can a Democrat win this year’s Louisiana governor’s race? Not likely

By Robert Mann At the risk of kicking a dead donkey, I will expound upon my recent controversial column in the Times-Picayune | NOLA.com, in which I argued that a Democrat almost certainly cannot win this year’s Louisiana’s governor’s race. … Continue reading

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Inevitable? There was really nothing Mary Landrieu could do

By Robert Mann Imagine that Sen. Mary Landrieu had run a perfect re-election campaign. Imagine that she had offered a sustained, effective defense of the Affordable Care Act and her vote for it. Imagine that she had recognized early that … Continue reading

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