What Does Bevin’s Victory in Kentucky Mean for Vitter’s Chances?

Matt Bevin’s victory in the Kentucky governor’s race is yet another sobering reminder that polling is a risky business. And for some Republicans, Kentucky could be a glimmer of hope for GOP Sen. David Vitter’s gubernatorial bid in Louisiana. Bevin’s victory wasn’t the political shockwave on par with Eric Cantor’s […] Read more »

Tale of Two Cities: Views of Katrina Recovery in New Orleans Divide along Racial Lines

African American and white residents of New Orleans see the progress of recovery since Hurricane Katrina very differently, according to a new survey from the Manship School of Mass Communication’s Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs at LSU. Nearly 80 percent of the city’s white residents feel Louisiana has […] Read more »

New Orleans Ten Years After The Storm

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina battered the Gulf Coast and the subsequent levee failure led to unprecedented destruction in New Orleans, the Kaiser Family Foundation teamed up with NPR to conduct a survey of the city’s current residents. … The new survey examines how those who are currently living in […] Read more »

A reminder of the lasting power of racial politics in America

The year 2014 will be remembered politically for many things, among them the Republican Party’s impressive victories in the midterm elections. But as much as anything, the year was a reminder of the depth of racial divisions and the continuing existence of racial politics in America. CONT. Dan Balz, Washington […] Read more »

Steve Scalise distances himself from racially charged politics of the Deep South

Steve Scalise was a budding Louisiana state lawmaker eager to ascend the Republican ranks when he quickly accepted an offer to address a white-supremacist organization 12 years ago. … This week’s revelation that Scalise, now the third-ranking Republican in the U.S. House, spoke at a convention of the European-American Unity […] Read more »