Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is a staff writer at The American Prospect.

Recent Articles

The SEC Needs More Employees, Unlikely to Happen

According to a recent study, reports The Washington Post, the Security and Exchange Commission is in serious need of new employees, to implement the financial-reform law and attend to heightened regulation of financial firms:

The Securities and Exchange Commission needs more money to meet its expanding responsibilities, but it hasn't made the most of the funds it already has, according to a study of the agency ordered by Congress last year.


In addition to what Paul said about Grover Norquist's ridiculous interview with Ezra Klein, I'd like to add my appreciation for this bit of candor:

Will Gingrich Survive His Infidelity Problem?


Easy answer? Yes, of course he will. Just as Ronald Reagan survived his divorce problem, George W. Bush survived his alcohol problem, and John McCain survived his "maverick" problem.

Race, Resentment, and Health-Care Reform

A recent report from the Greenlining Institute -- which focuses on issues of racial and economic justice -- uses the "racial resentment" scale to measure the racial dimensions of opposition to health-care reform. For those unfamiliar with the concept, here's a quick description:

Sympathy for the Rapist

Today's "Horrible Read of the Morning" comes from The New York Times, which reports on a terrible sexual assault in Cleveland, Texas, where 18 men and boys raped an 11-year-old girl. In telling the story, the Times reserves most of its sympathy for the victim, which isn't unusual. Unless, of course, your "victims" are the rapists themselves:

The case has rocked this East Texas community to its core and left many residents in the working-class neighborhood where the attack took place with unanswered questions. Among them is, if the allegations are proved, how could their young men have been drawn into such an act?