Tag Archives: Bobby Jindal

Edmonson’s reappointment casts doubt on Edwards’ commitment to ethical governance

“I Will Not Lie, Cheat, or Steal or Tolerate Those Who Do.” — John Bel Edwards By Robert Mann Any hopes that the election of Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards would signal a change of direction at the ethically troubled Louisiana State … Continue reading

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Why so many silent college faculty? Here’s one reason

By Robert Mann I sometimes wonder why more faculty members at LSU and elsewhere don’t speak up about how their schools have been defunded over the past eight years. It frustrates me that teachers and students only marched on the … Continue reading

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Bobby Jindal’s ghostly ‘accomplishments’

By Robert Mann With his job approval rating at a dismal 20 percent, how will Gov. Bobby Jindal spend his final days in office? Why, he’ll waste state resources touring Louisiana to tell us that, despite whatever you’ve read in the … Continue reading

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Leonard Fournette, lobbyist?

  Memorandum To: LSU President F. King Alexander From: Robert Mann Re: A Bold Strategy for Restoring LSU’s funding It’s time to shake up LSU’s lobbying strategy. Persuading legislators with facts is hard work. Instead, it’s time to play politics … Continue reading

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Jindal and Vitter were adversaries to the bitter end

By Robert Mann They can barely stand the sight of one another. They have never been political allies. Sometimes, it seemed Louisiana was too small for their outsized egos and ambitions. How ironic, then, that the political careers of Gov. … Continue reading

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The LSU Board must go

By Robert Mann Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards will not have the power to fire members of the LSU Board of Supervisors when he takes office in January. The board’s 14 members (all but one extra student member are appointed by … Continue reading

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This is why David Vitter lost

    By Robert Mann “Politicians, like generals, have a tendency to fight the last war.” — John Bolton Perhaps it was latent disgust at U.S. Sen. David Vitter’s 2007 prostitution scandal. Maybe his vicious attacks against his Republican opponents backfired and … Continue reading

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