Tag Archives: John Kennedy

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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Why Louisiana’s GOP congressional delegation won’t condemn the Racist in Chief

By Robert Mann Perhaps you have noticed not one Republican member of Louisiana’s congressional delegation condemned Donald Trump for his racist remarks about immigrants. I know, Trump’s vulgar slur surprised no one. This kind of thing is routine. And it’s … 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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Indivisible: Protecting progressivism in the Trump era

By Robert Mann During almost 20 years working in the U.S. Senate, I learned how simple acts — a phone call, a letter, a face-to-face conversation — can influence a member of Congress. When I worked in Sen. John Breaux’s Baton … Continue reading

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Let them hear your voices: How to contact your Louisiana U.S. senators & representatives

By Robert Mann As I write in my Times-Picayune | NOLA.com column this week, “preventing a racist plutocrat from reversing years of hard-won social and economic progress — or, worse, bumbling us into a war — won’t be easy, but … Continue reading

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The 2016 Good, Bad and Ugly in Louisiana Politics Awards

By Robert Mann What a year in politics. Louisiana couldn’t match the national drama, but the state Capitol and beyond served up some fascinating drama. Here are my 2016 “winners” in 10 categories of infamy and esteem. Most Courage: Baton … Continue reading

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John Kennedy is praying for you

By Robert Mann On Sept. 13, Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, issued the following statement: “Earlier today, the [Charles Boustany] campaign sent out an email alleging that my campaign and other candidates’ campaigns for … Continue reading

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