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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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Democrat? Republican? Are we really all that different?

By Robert Mann Would you be troubled if your son married a Republican? What if your daughter married a Democrat? According to a 2010 national survey, 40 percent of us would be “upset” with such a marriage. That’s worrisome, but almost as … Continue reading

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African-American voters have plenty of reasons to steer clear of GOP

By Robert Mann I like state Sen. Elbert Guillory. I spent a delightful 10 days with him in Turkey a few years ago. He’s a kind man, wonderful company, and is now among my favorite Republicans. That’s because he recently bolted … Continue reading

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My advice to Bobby Jindal: Quit while you’re behind

By Robert Mann Not that he will ever ask me for political advice, but here’s what I’d tell Bobby Jindal if he asked what he should to salvage what’s left of his political career: Resign. Seriously, quit. Walk away. Vamoose. … Continue reading

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Supply-side economics: Is there really much doubt that it failed?

Sometimes pointing out reality is very annoying to those who live in a cloistered world in which Mitt Romney is president and Republicans have captured the U.S. Senate. That didn’t happen, of course. But it came as an enormous surprise … Continue reading

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The GOP and Latinos: Will immigration reform change their relationship? Not likely

By Robert Mann Having lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, some Republican leaders in Congress have finally decided to tack a different course this week by throwing their support behind major immigration reform. To … Continue reading

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Jindal’s weak-soup speech to the RNC

As I’m sure you’ve read, Gov. Bobby Jindal went to Charlotte this week to speak to the Republican National Committee‘s winter meeting, where he dispensed some weak soup that, in Jindal’s world, seems to pass for wisdom and policy innovation. … Continue reading

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