Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is a staff writer at The American Prospect.

Recent Articles

Barack Obama: Smart Man, Stupid Negotiator

I can't help but find this completely hilarious:

Republicans have made defunding Democrats' health care law a top priority, but at a closed-to-the-press fundraiser Obama candidly described to donors how he defeated their attempts. Perhaps not realizing his mic was on, Obama's private remarks were caught by CBS correspondent Mark Knoller, who was able to listen to through a live audio feed.

Donald Trump Loves Black People, or Something


Donald Trump has his finger on the pulse of black America (via Ben Smith):

Donald Trump was asked just now on Fred Dicker's radio show about African-American support for President Obama.

No, FDR Wasn't a Stalinist


Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) isn't a particularly bright man, and so I can forgive him for thinking this nonsense about Franklin Delano Roosevelt:

Less War = More Money

With President Obama set to unveil his deficit-reduction plan this afternoon, it's worth noting the extent to which actual deficit hawks could find real savings within our massive military budget. To give you a sense of its size, here's a chart from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute: