Tag Archives: Democracy

How Donald Trump poisons American society, weakens our values

By Robert Mann Families don’t usually fall apart suddenly. One day, a husband and wife are inseparable. Two years later, they realize they’ve become strangers, after their relationship gradually fell victim to a hundred minor offenses and omissions. Societies also … Continue reading

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Turkey and its struggle for democracy

By Robert Mann I’m leaving this afternoon for Istanbul. Perhaps it’s not the best time to dive back into Turkey, with all the protests and turmoil. But it’s also a grand time to visit a country — when it’s struggling … Continue reading

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Louisiana government is making itself off limits to the public

By Robert Mann I tell my children we live in a democracy, but I’m deceiving them. Louisiana’s Constitution articulates a basic standard for democracy — and we aren’t meeting it. Under the heading, “Right to Direct Participation,” the Constitution’s Article XII, … Continue reading

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