Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is a staff writer at The American Prospect.

Recent Articles

The Return of George Allen.

Former Republican Sen. George Allen -- last seen, as in the above video, exercising his casual racism -- has returned as a voice for the Virginia GOP’s current crop of congressional candidates:

Why Do Conservatives Hate Railroads?

Yesterday, The New York Times reported on Republican gubernatorial candidates who have come out against projects to create or expand rail lines in their states. So far, conservative candidates in Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida and California pledged to end the government’s nefarious plan to expand intercity rail, and create economic opportunity. Of course, this won’t happen anytime soon, since they’re still trying to win their elections. In the meantime, though, they can look to New Jersey’s Chris Christie for inspiration:

The Contentment Surplus.

The New York Times looks into President Obama’s increasingly vocal efforts to energize the Democratic base for November’s elections:

But Mr. Obama has aimed much of his prodding — and not a small amount of personal pique — at the liberals most deflated by the first two years of his presidency. Assuming that many independents are out of reach, White House strategists are counting on Mr. Obama to energize, cajole, wheedle and even shame the left into matching the Tea Party momentum that has propelled Republicans this year.

Joe Biden Is in This for the Long Haul.

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Bob Woodward looks at the 2012 presidential election, and sees Barack Obama running with his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton:

Black People Have Other Things to Worry About.

Jeffrey Goldberg wants to know two things: First, do Republicans actually believe they can win African American voters while supporting politicians who endorse Confederacy-worship, and second, how can African Americans in the South live surrounded by a culture that regularly and unapologetically venerates the Confederacy: