Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is a staff writer at The American Prospect.

Recent Articles

Rand Paul, a Winner Is You.


NBC News -- in a complete non-surprise -- has declared Republican Rand Paul the winner in the Kentucky Senate race, beating out Jack Conway with a projected 52 percent of the vote.

Health Care, Sooner?

Paul Krugman on pundits who insist that Obama should have "focused on the economy":

If there’s one piece of conventional pundit wisdom that annoys me most, it’s the constant refrain that Obama was wrong to pursue health care, that he should have focused on the economy instead. 

For the question people saying this never answer is, what would that focus have consisted of? [...] 

Against Independents.

After today, you expect the pundits to declare -- among other (not smart) things -- that Obama needs to "win back independents" if he is to recover from this election. David Brooks had a head start on this "advice" with his column last week: