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What Louisiana’s Nicholls State University and Harvard have in common

By Robert Mann In Thibodaux, some residents call Nicholls State University “Harvard on the Bayou.” Nicholls is a fine school, but it’s not in Harvard’s (Ivy) league, except in one respect: both are private institutions. Harvard has been private for centuries. Nicholls, … Continue reading

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The Louisiana GOP’s budget illusions

By Robert Mann In his 1976 book about the Middle East conflict, “To Jerusalem and Back,” novelist Saul Bellow meditated on the seduction of self-delusion. “A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance,” Bellow wrote, “when the need … Continue reading

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