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Louisiana Politics: The Good, Bad and Ugly Awards, 2015

By Robert Mann The past year was the wildest and most unpredictable in my 30-plus years of observing Louisiana politics. Besides the entertainment value, 2015 was a humbling 12 months, especially for those of us who were certain that a … Continue reading

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LSU, you have a problem

By Robert Mann If the LSU Student Government Association (SGA) wanted to alienate some of higher education’s most dependable allies — lawmakers who, over the years, have vigorously fought Gov. Bobby Jindal’s deep budget cuts to the state’s universities — they … Continue reading

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Shots fired: What’s the meaning and the fallout over LSU’s decision to threaten exigency?

By Robert Mann The word about LSU’s financial woes, particularly the threat of academic bankruptcy, is now national news. From the Boston Globe to Bloomberg News to the Houston Chronicle to Al Jazeera America, the news is out that LSU is … Continue reading

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Louisiana’s higher education leaders are finally fighting

“We may not be opening in August.” Continue reading

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It’s time for the LSU Board to resign

By Robert Mann It’s still too early to tell if the LSU Board of Supervisors will finally be forced to cough up the more than $140,000 in fines and fees assessed today in court by Judge Janice Clark. But it’s … Continue reading

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Jindal, Faircloth and their money-burning ruse

By Elliott Stonecipher It is now much easier to make the case that Governor Bobby Jindal knows his chances of winning the presidency in the 2016 election are securely in his past.  In fact, given the record he is now so … Continue reading

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Has LSU lost its soul?

By Robert Mann So, LSU finally has a new president, but has it lost its soul? I’m sure President King Alexander is a nice man and a decent leader — although some who know him well would strongly disagree. But … Continue reading

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