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Trump owes Putin, big league, and that makes him illegitimate

By Robert Mann Watching the president’s swearing-in every four years has always seemed like a civic duty. I have tuned into the broadcasts of 10 inaugurations since 1968. And I’ve attended two others (George H.W. Bush in 1989 and Barack … Continue reading

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What Trump can learn from Woodrow Wilson’s remarkable 1916 election-eve resignation letter

By Robert Mann On the afternoon of Tuesday, November 5, 1916 – near the end of a bruising reelection campaign – President Woodrow Wilson sat writing a letter in the study of his cavernous New Jersey summer retreat, a rented … Continue reading

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This miserable election is proof it’s time for America’s youth to take charge

By Robert Mann Near the end of a brutal election season that reminds me of a bad episode of Wrestlemania, I wonder if our young people think their elders have gone mad? Do they see them acting like 2-year-olds and respond, … Continue reading

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Rigged? A lesson for Trump: How other losing presidential candidates conceded

By Robert Mann Donald Trump, October 2016: “I’m afraid the election is going to be rigged, I have to be honest. . . . November 8th, we’d better be careful, because that election is going to be rigged. And I … 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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I have some questions for Louisiana’s congressional Republicans 

By Robert Mann Let’s get right to it: Your national party will nominate an unabashed racist, Donald Trump, for president. Why do you support that racist? I know you’ve been lying low lately, but you cannot slink away from your … Continue reading

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Does Hillary Clinton need an extreme personality makeover?

Not long after I became press secretary for U.S. Sen. Russell Long in 1985, one of his old friends, former U.S. Rep. Joe D. Waggonner, gave me some advice. “Russell is 66,” the retired Shreveport-area congressman reminded me. “Don’t try … Continue reading

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