Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is a staff writer at The American Prospect.

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Labor Days.

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This is low-profile, but significant:

Unions are increasingly looking to the National Labor Relations Board to seek favorable workplace rulings, and the agency is showing a willingness to reopen matters previously decided in favor of employers. [...]

License Plates for Freedom.


I hope this happens, if only because the irony would be delicious (via Ben Smith):

The Priorities of Our Elites.

I liked my colleague Adam Serwer's take on the deficit-reduction proposal from committee Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson:

Obama Administration Gives Away Its Lunch Money.

Sam Stein and Howard Fineman report that the Obama administration is ready to cave on the Bush tax cuts:

President Barack Obama's top adviser suggested to The Huffington Post late Wednesday that the administration is ready to accept an across-the-board, temporary continuation of steep Bush-era tax cuts, including those for the wealthiest taxpayers.

That appears to be the only way, said David Axelrod, that middle-class taxpayers can keep their tax cuts, given the legislative and political realities facing Obama in the aftermath of last week's electoral defeat.

Moderates, Liberals, and Why Democrats Have No Spine.

Democrats really want compromise, says a new poll by USA Today and Gallup. Republicans? Not so much:

Americans think it is generally more important for political leaders to compromise to get things done (47%) rather than sticking to their beliefs (27%), but Republicans and Democrats hold differing views on the matter. Republicans tilt more toward saying leaders should stick to their beliefs (41% to 32%), while Democrats more widely endorse compromise (by 59% to 18%).