Tag Archives: Edwin Edwards

Why Donald Trump’s rise reminds us of David Duke

By Robert Mann Former KKK leader David Duke was once an aberration in the Republican Party – an unabashed racist and xenophobe seeking higher office by appealing to voters’ baser instincts. The novelty of Duke, running again for the U.S. … 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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In 1992, then-LSU Board member Rolfe McCollister demanded Edwin Edwards arrest over college budget cuts

By Robert Mann In the fall of 1992, Rolfe McCollister, publisher of the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, was a member of the LSU Board of Supervisors. At the time, the state was enduring a budget crisis. Higher education was … Continue reading

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Can Edwin Edwards win? The math is clear: not a chance

By Robert Mann By now, it seems clear that former Bobby Jindal aide Garret Graves will handily defeat former Gov. Edwin Edwards for the 6th district congressional seat. Graves will be going to Congress in January unless, as Graves suggested … Continue reading

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Graves, EWE campaigns go into the sewer in 6th district congressional race

By Robert Mann Until this weekend there was only one unacceptable candidate in Louisiana’s 6th district congressional race. Now there are two. Add to the list Republican Garret Graves, who along with the wife of former Gov. Edwin Edwards, have descended … Continue reading

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How much should we care about politicians’ personal failings?

By Robert Mann What’s the difference between former Gov. Edwin Edwards and U.S. Sen. David Vitter? Vitter paid prostitutes and apologized while an unabashed Edwards has often bragged about his sexual prowess. Vitter has always campaigned against public corruption while … Continue reading

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Bobby Jindal’s awful, horrible, very bad poll

  By Robert Mann There probably was a time when Gov. Bobby Jindal and his aides believed they could ignore Louisiana as Jindal ramped up his 2016 presidential campaign. I can hear his advisors telling him, “As long as you’re feeding them … Continue reading

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