Tag Archives: Louisiana politics

Louisiana’s people can handle the truth about their state and its future

By Robert Mann “How dare you!” a reader scolded me by email after reading my previous column, in which I argue “Louisiana is sick and dying.” She added: “If you have such disdain for this state and this city then … Continue reading

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Are Louisiana House members Monuments Men or Confederate fanboys?

By Robert Mann Let us consider Louisiana’s Monuments Men. I don’t mean the intrepid Allied team that protected valuable pieces of art and other artifacts from the Nazis during World War II. As the book (and the 2014 movie) of … Continue reading

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LSU grads, on your last day on campus, give your parents a tour of the library

“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” ―Walter Cronkite By Robert Mann To the LSU class of 2017: Congratulations on surviving college. Next week, your parents and grandparents, brothers and sisters, … Continue reading

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GOP platitudes about belt tightening are no substitute for a plan to end Louisiana’s revenue crisis

By Robert Mann Republican leaders in the Louisiana House have much in common with their counterparts in Washington. Congressional Republicans yammered about Obamacare for years. When they got the power to repeal and replace it, however, we discovered they never … 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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My hits and misses on the 2016 election

By Robert Mann Over the past 18 months, I’ve opined about the wacky 2016 presidential election more than any other subject. I ventured many predictions — some of them accurate, others not so much. Now that it’s over, let’s review … Continue reading

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Donald Trump? Louisiana Republicans hardly know him

By Robert Mann Donald Trump? The name is familiar. He’s the GOP nominee? Well, I guess I support my party’s nominee. Next question. That, in essence, is where Louisiana’s courageous GOP leaders stand on the presidential race. Their nominee is … Continue reading

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