Tag Archives: Garret Graves

Why stop at work requirements for food stamps and health care? Let’s go all the way.

By Robert Mann I’m fed up with lazy, poor families who mooch off industrious citizens and waste our hard-earned tax dollars. I agree with Sen. John Kennedy: They aren’t entitled to health care through the state’s Medicaid system. Unemployment and … Continue reading

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The Good, Bad and Ugly in Louisiana Politics, 2017

By Robert Mann “I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.”  — Jonathan Swift It was a year that shame forgot. Sure, that might describe most years in Louisiana politics, but events … Continue reading

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Why did being poor become a serious sin? (or, How poverty is the new pedophilia)

By Robert Mann How did poverty, once an unfortunate economic circumstance, become a moral failing? Among conservative leaders — many who claim to be Christians — it’s often portrayed as a transgression against God and society. The Bible may be … Continue reading

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Republicans worry about debt and deficits only when a Democrat is in the White House | Robert Mann

By Robert Mann Have you noticed Republicans say they hate deficits? Have you heard their passionate rhetoric about the evils of the national debt? Maybe, like me, you thought when Republicans finally controlled Congress and the White House, they’d do … 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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The Best and the Worst in Louisiana Politics in 2014: The Runners-Up

By Robert Mann In my most recent column in NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, I offered a tribute to Louisiana’s politicians and public officials for remarkable achievements in 10 categories during 2014. Here are the runners-up in the various categories. Please … Continue reading

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