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Donald Trump unites Louisiana GOP leaders and David Duke

By Robert Mann It was a nightmare scenario. In 1991, Democrat Edwin Edwards and Republican David Duke faced each other in a runoff for Louisiana governor. At first, state GOP leaders couldn’t imagine supporting Edwards for a fourth term, regarding … Continue reading

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When it comes to Trump, what’s a Christian to do?

By Robert Mann Is voting for Donald Trump a morally defensible act? Can a person of faith justify supporting him? “Yes,” you might say, noting that many people of faith, particularly evangelicals, are wildly attracted to Trump and his blunt, … Continue reading

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Donald Trump is not a threat to American democracy

By Robert Mann Based on the impassioned rhetoric about him, you might think that Donald Trump is a despot in waiting, a 2016 version of Adolf Hitler. Some prominent members of his Republican Party certainly think so. To them, he’s … Continue reading

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GOP presidential candidates defend discrimination, not free speech

By Robert Mann Several of them pledge to plunge the United States deeper into the military conflict in Syria. Half wish to deny women the right to an abortion, even in cases of rape or incest. Their frontrunner has made … Continue reading

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Jindal wanted to run for president in the worst way. And he did.

By Robert Mann Is it really news that the nation’s least popular and most inept governor, Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal, also ran one of the worst presidential campaigns in American history? Hardly. Anyone with a passing knowledge of Louisiana politics could … Continue reading

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Jindal: Let the little children come to me so I may use them as props

Imagine this scene at Louisiana’s Governor’s Mansion: “OK, governor, you sit there at the head of the table. Mrs. Jindal, please sit to his right. Wait, let’s get better light on her. Joe, can we get some powder on the … Continue reading

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News Flash: No matter who wins, America will survive. No Zombie Apocalypse

No matter who wins Tuesday’s presidential election, millions will wallow in deep despair on Wednesday morning. I don’t mean the kind of despondency that pervaded Baton Rouge on Sunday morning after LSU’s crushing, last-minute loss to Alabama. I’m talking about … Continue reading

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