The most interesting thing about Côte d’Ivoire’s election was that it wasn’t interesting

Thursday, 26 November 2015 09:50 Written by
People line up outside a polling station in Koumassi, a district of Abidjan, on Oct. 25, 2015, before the start of the Ivorian presidential elections. (Sia Kambou/AFP/Getty Images) Kim Yi Dionne: Continuing our series of Monkey Cage Election Reports, the following is a post-election report on last month’s presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire by political scientist Tyson Roberts.
James Gill: New John Bel Edwards administration might make us more civilized, but we’ll still be backward Featured
Thursday, 26 November 2015 09:09 Written by
If, as Samuel Johnson averred, “a decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization,” Louisiana might now be ready to enter a less barbarous age. The imminent expansion of Medicaid, fiercely opposed by outgoing Gov. Bobby Jindal, will cover some 400,000 people currently unable to afford health insurance.
Voter turnout light in Vernon Parish, statewide Featured
Thursday, 26 November 2015 08:10 Written by
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Republicans' tough Senate map gets another twist Featured
Thursday, 26 November 2015 07:14 Written by
By ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON — Republicans' plans to defend their Senate majority in 2016 just got a bit more complicated.
Who is the real John Bel Edwards? Featured
Thursday, 26 November 2015 07:14 Written by
Last Modified: Thursday, November 26, 2015 6:47 AM By Jim Beam/American Press Louisiana voters never got to know a lot about Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards during the gubernatorial campaign. It is becausethey were bombarded instead with unflattering photographs, malicious and erroneous charges and futile attempts to make himappear to be a liberal lackey of President Obama.
WEDA Gulf Coast Event Held Featured
Thursday, 26 November 2015 01:40 Written by
zoom The Gulf Coast Chapter of the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) conducted its annual meeting on November 19, 2015 at the AC Marriot Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. The meeting provided a forum for the exchange of information of interest to the dredging industry and its associates.
Donors gave a super PAC $6 million. Candidates actually got about $140,000.
Thursday, 26 November 2015 01:33 Written by
Before he entered the race for the White House, Ben Carson signed on to a campaign to raise money to fight Obamacare. When Juanita McMillon saw his name, she was eager to get out her checkbook. “I think he is sincere, and I think he is honest, and I think he is exactly what we need,” said McMillon, 80, from the small town of De Kalb in northeast Texas.
Jeremy Alford: Edwards honeymoon already over Featured
Thursday, 26 November 2015 01:19 Written by
In 1991 a gubernatorial candidate named Edwards overcame a divisive politician named David, then a state representative in Jefferson Parish’s House District 81. The contest became known as “The Race From Hell.” Last week, 24 years later, voters selected another Edwards, also a Democrat, to serve as governor.
Recapping Election Night 2015
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 21:40 Written by
SHREVEPORT, La - Election Night 2015 is now in the books. Louisiana enjoyed an historic night--electing its first Democratic Governor in seven years. And Caddo Parish voters made their feelings known--in a local district attorney's race that attracted unprecedented national attention. Pulling those races--and all the rest together--and making sure they were presented in an interesting, coherent fashion on television--was a monumental task.
Democrats may be a generation away from recapturing House Featured
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 18:11 Written by
The U.S. Capitol Dome is seen under repair on Capitol Hill on Nov. 22, 2015.(Photo: Alex Brandon, AP) 62 CONNECTTWEETLINKEDIN 145 COMMENTEMAILMORE WASHINGTON – Congressional districts around the country will be redrawn about five years from now, and it doesn’t look good for Democrats.
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