Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is a staff writer at The American Prospect.

Recent Articles

Blue Dogs Should Blame Themselves.

This should have been obvious to everyone paying attention:

More than half the members of the Blue Dog Coalition—the organization of moderate to conservative Democrats in the House—are in peril in next week's election, a stark indicator of how the balloting could produce a Congress even more polarized than the current one. [...]

Of 54 Blue Dogs in the House, six already have retired or decided to seek other offices. Of those trying to stay, 39 are in competitive races, according to the Cook Political Report, and 22 of those are in pure toss-ups.

Bullying Is a Crime.

The Department of Education wants educators and administrators to take bullying a little more seriously:

In a 10-page letter to be sent on Tuesday to thousands of school districts and colleges, the Department of Education urges the nation’s educators to ensure that they are complying with their responsibilities to prevent harassment, as laid out in federal laws.

Bad Ideas (for a Democratic Candidate).

Frank T. Caprio, the Democratic nominee for governor in Rhode Island, hasn't received President Obama's support, and doesn't really want it anyway:

“He could take his endorsement and really shove it, as far as I’m concerned,” said Frank T. Caprio, who is locked in a three-way race that includes former senator Lincoln Chafee, who is running as an independent.

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