Tag Archives: Iowa

Why we need the Iowa caucuses

  By Robert Mann DES MOINES, Iowa — Last Monday morning at Inspired Grounds Café in West Des Moines, Gov. John Kasich of Ohio insulted 20 LSU students. Our group was among the audience of locals stuffed into the coffee shop’s back … Continue reading

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When expanding Medicaid in Louisiana, keep it simple

   By Robert Mann “Any damn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple.” – Pete Seeger Des Moines – It was a simple proposition: Help the working poor become eligible for health insurance as … Continue reading

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How a David Vitter loss could hurt Bobby Jindal

By Robert Mann As he no doubt celebrates Sen. David Vitter’s political struggles, Gov. Bobby Jindal probably has mixed feelings. Sure, he and his staff despise Vitter. There’s been no love lost between the two men and their aides for … Continue reading

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Jindal: Let the little children come to me so I may use them as props

Imagine this scene at Louisiana’s Governor’s Mansion: “OK, governor, you sit there at the head of the table. Mrs. Jindal, please sit to his right. Wait, let’s get better light on her. Joe, can we get some powder on the … Continue reading

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Des Moines paper to Jindal: Don’t lecture us about our judges

It was an embarrassing smack down Saturday for Gov. Bobby Jindal in Iowa. The state’s largest newspaper, the Des Moines Register, criticized the Louisiana Republican governor “for having the temerity to come here to lecture Iowans about their judges.” Jindal, … Continue reading

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The Jindal poll question that wasn’t asked

  Despite new poll numbers today showing Gov. Bobby Jindal’s popularity in free fall – not to mention the voters’ disdain for his major policies – let’s hope the governor recognizes that pollster Bernie Pinsonat did him a huge favor. … Continue reading

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