Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is a staff writer at The American Prospect.

Recent Articles

Not a Socialist.

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The Economist sees a surprising success in last year's auto bail-out:

Black Turnout.

The election is in a few weeks, and Democrats are scrambling to boost African American turnout:

Without Mr. Obama atop the ticket this year, Mr. Kissell and a number of other vulnerable Democrats, mostly in the rural South, face the challenge of reviving the spirit of 2008 for black voters without alienating right-leaning white majorities in their districts. [...]

The Mis-Informant.

If you have a few minutes to spare, you should watch Jack Black in "The Mis-Informant."

The funniest part is when Glenn Beck gets owned by an 8-year-old girl.

-- Jamelle Bouie

Explaining Hate Crimes.

Yesterday saw a federal hate-crimes conviction in Scranton, Pennsylvania:

Two men on trial in a Pennsylvania federal court in connection with the beating death of an undocumented Mexican immigrant have been found guilty on all counts, including hate crimes. [...]

"Four people attacked one person because of his race and because they didn't want people like him living in their town," prosecutor Myesha K. Braden said during her closing argument.