Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is a staff writer at The American Prospect.

Recent Articles

Yes, Obama Can Connect with Voters.

Obviously, as a consultant, it's John Anzalone job to boost the Democratic Party's fortunes. Still, this is actually a true thing:

Longer School Days.


On Monday, President Obama endorsed the idea of a longer school year:

"I think we should have longer school years," Obama said on NBC's "Today" show during a special forum on education. "We now have our kids go to school about a month less than other advanced countries. And that month makes a difference."

Roots of the Tea Party's Rage.

The Tea Party is frequently described as a new phenomena in American politics, but as Kevin Drum notes in a piece for Mother Jones, the opposite is true; like the John Birch Society or Arkansas Project before it, the Tea Party is the latest instance of a right-wing reaction that happens whenever we have a Democratic president: