Jamelle Bouie is a Knobler Fellow at The Nation Institute and a Writing Fellow for The American Prospect magazine in Washington D.C. His speciality is US politics—with a focus on parties, elections and campaign finance—and his work has appeared at The Washington Independent, CNN.com, and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ blog at the Atlantic, in addition to regular blogging and analysis at The Prospect. He is a recent graduate of the University of Virginia, and lives in Washington D.C, though his heart remains in Charlottesville, VA.
The cult of objectivity requires Beltway journalists to ignore the GOP's culpability in creating this artificial crisis.
President Obama and Republican leaders are floating another grand bargain, and like the last one, this is regressive and undemocratic.
The public loves President Obama's rhetoric of austerity and responsibility, but it signals a turn away from the liberal project.
The president is ready to support changes to Social Security and Medicare to get a deal on the debt ceiling. If the past is any indication, this was the plan.
Former Democratic leader—and health industry lobbyist—Richard Gephardt comes out against the Independent Payment Review Board, and uses right-wing arguments to attack it.
For the last year, Senate Republicans have used the confirmation process to block nominees, de-staff agencies, and overturn the president's agenda piece by piece.
Conservatives attack President Obama as a Jimmy Carter, but he's really more of a George H.W. Bush.