Republican supporters of the partial shutdown of the federal government have failed to acknowledge kids with cancer, food stamp recipients and others who have been gravely affected, Jamelle Bouie writes at the Daily Beast.
The Daily Beast's Jamelle Bouie delves into the perennial and absurd debate among some whites about so-called unconventional black names. He concludes that it says more about white ethnocentricism than black culture.
Even as Tea Party conservatives continue to try to derail funding for health care reform, congressional Republican leaders have acknowledged that they're powerless to kill health care reform, writes the Daily Beast's Jamelle Bouie.
Although the president addressed economic fairness during his speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, he missed an important point about racial justice, observes the Daily Beast's Jamelle Bouie.
The only reason conservatives and others focus on black-on-black crime as an issue separate from white-on-white crime is to defend widespread suspicion of black males, especially those who are young, Jamelle Bouie writes at the American Prospect.
Writing at the Washington Post, Jamelle Bouie predicts that reaction to the Internal Revenue Service's reported targeting of conservative groups is more likely to result in a "scandal circus" than in a serious look at the 501(c)4 designation.
As if the sequester were not bruising enough, Republicans and Democrats are gearing up to release dueling budgets that reflect different views of America's future, Jamelle Bouie writes at the American Prospect.
In a blog entry at the American Prospect, Jamelle Bouie checks in on a poll that asked respondents about two Mitt Romney controversies: his record with Bain Capital and his tax returns. While neither result was good, the ongoing fight over his taxes has done more damage.
American Prospect blogger Jamelle Bouie details how women are leaving the Republican Party over what many view as "anti-women" rhetoric. The war on women may have reached an official breaking point, and Bouie's got the stats to prove it.