Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is a staff writer at The American Prospect.

Recent Articles

Would Stricter Gun Control Have Saved Lives in Arizona?

Jared Loughner used a 32-round semiautomatic handgun in his attack on Rep. Giffords and her constituents. The magazine -- as well as the weapon itself -- were illegal until 2004, when Congress failed to renew the assault-weapons ban. As Mark Kleiman notes, this made a difference:

Friday Nerd Blogging.

At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, George Lucas announced that the Star Wars movies would finally make their way to Blu Ray. But it's not all good news:

No More Czars.

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A group of House Republicans wants to put an end to the tyrannical czars who rule from the White House with an iron, un-Senate-confirmed fist:

Don't Like the Facts? Ignore Them.

As a rule, ideologues are blinded by their devotion, but I'm continuously impressed by the GOP's ability to ignore all inconvenient facts, like the Congressional Budget Office's projections on health-care reform:

Rescinding the federal law to overhaul the health-care system, the first objective of House Republicans who ascended to power this week, would ratchet up the federal deficit by about $230 billion over the next decade and leave 32 million more Americans uninsured, according to congressional budget analysts.

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