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Donald Trump, Republican Party are marooned on Know Nothing Island

By Robert Mann Marooned on an island of discarded ideologies and false beliefs, members of the modern-day Republican Party are like Japanese dead-enders from World War II who thought the conflict was still raging and that victory — long ago … Continue reading

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Senate health care bill is a risky vote for Sen. Bill Cassidy, GOP

By Robert Mann You need not be a politician with the superior political intuition of Ronald Reagan or Bill Clinton to understand how dangerous the Republican health care bill is to the future of that party’s majority in both houses. … Continue reading

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Donald Trump and the GOP crisis of conscience: “I will support my party’s nominee”

By Robert Mann Imagine you’re a Republican member of Congress from a Southern state, someone like Sen. Bill Cassidy, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise or Rep. Garret Graves. You know Donald Trump’s candidacy is a joke. He’s the most reckless, … Continue reading

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Donald Trump has a racist fan club

By Robert Mann Pollsters have always struggled to accurately gauge voters’ racial attitudes, so we may never know precisely how much racism fuels Donald Trump’s candidacy. What we know with certainty, however, is that the most prominent racists and white … Continue reading

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This is how a suicidal political party behaves

By Robert Mann If devious Democratic operatives had conspired last year to sabotage the Republican Party by poisoning its already troubled relationship with young voters and Latinos and other minorities, they could not have devised anything nearly so effective as … Continue reading

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Sen. Troy Brown must go

By Robert Mann Remember the bipartisan uproar in the Louisiana Legislature in May when state Rep. Kenny Havard, R-St. Francisville, offered an amendment requiring that female strippers be no older than 28 and weigh less than 160 pounds? The response … Continue reading

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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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