Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is a staff writer at The American Prospect.

Recent Articles

A Healthy Dose of False Equivalence.

David Von Drehle's Time magazine piece on the Tucson shooting overflows with false equivalences. For instance: Markos Moulitsas, activist and proprietor of Daily Kos, is exactly the same as Sarah Palin; David Brock, founder of a media watchdog website, is the same as Glenn Beck, who reaches tens of millions of Americans through Fox News and his radio show.

Mourner-in-Chief.

Speaking as someone who doesn't actually need the president to assuage my fears, rub my back, and tell me that it will "be OK," I'm a little disturbed by Beltway anticipation for President Obama's address at the University of Arizona this evening, as typified by this headline at The Hill, "Nation turns its eyes to Obama as mourner in chief in Arizona:"

Obama will be walking in the footsteps of former Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush, who in moments of tragedy were able to use the bully pulpit of the presidency to unify a nation with words.

Walking Back From Brown.

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A quick point about school resegregation, to follow up on the last post.

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