Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is a staff writer at The American Prospect.

Recent Articles

Tea Partiers Want Big Government Bureaucrats to Spend Your Money.


Yesterday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell walked back his earlier support for earmarks and joined Jim DeMint in the Tea Party crusade to end legislative pork:

The Future of Whiteness.

Via PostBourgie is U.C. Irvine professor Jennifer Lee discussing the "color line" as it moves and shifts in response to the demographic changes of the last few decades:

More on the Vacancy Crisis.

When you get a chance, you should read my new piece for the magazine on the huge number of judicial vacancies plaguing the lower courts. The short story is that Obama has made preciously few nominations for judicial vacancies, which has left the lower court system in disarray, with almost two dozen "judicial emergencies" among the circuit and district courts. Of course, Obama isn't entirely to blame; Republicans have brought the confirmation process to a standstill, leaving dozens of nominees in limbo. Given the GOP's newfound confidence, I expect this to carry over into the next year, when Republicans have a larger minority and Democrats move to embrace their reflexive timidity.

Obama's Lament.


I'm already tired of President Obama's apology tour:

But as the president returned home on Sunday to face an even more rigidly divided capital city, Mr. Obama went even further: he blamed himself for the failure to do what he had repeatedly promised: to change the tone.