Tag Archives: Mitch Landrieu

Mitch Landrieu’s speech on race was one for the ages

By Robert Mann New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu last week (May 19) delivered one of the most honest speeches on race I’ve ever heard from a white Southern politician. I know, that’s not saying much. It’s a low bar Landrieu … Continue reading

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Can Confederate symbols be separated from history?

By Matt Higgins “However expressive, symbols can never be the things they stand for.” – Aldous Huxley The recent controversy surrounding New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s plan to remove four monuments dedicated to Confederate figures and events has sparked a rowdy … 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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A Louisiana Elections Primer: The next four years will be a wild ride

By Robert Mann “I advise anyone who thinks he knows something about politics to go down to Louisiana and take a postgraduate course.” –Texas U.S. Sen. Tom Connally, 1932. If you are obsessed with politics, Louisiana is the place for … Continue reading

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