Jamelle Bouie
Jamelle Bouie Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is a Slate staff writer covering politics, policy, and race.

Politics
May 21 2015 6:51 PMWhy Are So Many Republicans With No Chance Running for President?A few are real contenders. The rest are going along for the ride.
Politics
May 19 2015 5:23 PMA Dishonest History of the Last WarRepublicans want to paint the Iraq war as an honest mistake, while laying the groundwork for the next one. 
The History of American Slavery
May 18 2015 7:23 PMThe Beginning of American Slavery: Episode 1 TranscriptRead a transcript of Episode 1 of The History of American Slavery, our inaugural Slate Academy.
Politics
May 18 2015 6:26 PMRepublicans Are Not on the Edge of ExtinctionThe GOP is an aging party, but it isn’t about to die out.
Politics
May 13 2015 6:59 PMA Tax on BlacknessRacism is still rampant in real estate.
Politics
May 11 2015 5:45 PMAll in the FamilyJeb Bush is embracing his brother’s mistaken decision to invade Iraq. Hillary Clinton is running away from her husband’s popular political legacy. Shouldn’t it be reversed?
Politics
May 6 2015 6:40 PMClinton’s Immigration Game ChangerHillary Clinton just went left of everyone.
Politics
May 4 2015 5:31 PMBen Carson Is No Herman CainHe’s far more paranoid.
Politics
April 30 2015 12:11 PMHillary Clinton’s Impressive Criminal Justice SpeechThe Democratic front-runner isn’t just committing herself to reform. She is making an important political decision about the race to come.
Politics
April 28 2015 2:17 AMBaltimore’s FireThe city erupted in anger over the death of Freddie Gray.
Politics
April 24 2015 3:26 PMBill Clinton’s High PriceThe former president would be an enormous asset to a Hillary Clinton administration. But it comes at a cost.
Politics
April 21 2015 5:02 PMBurying BillWhy Hillary Clinton must turn her back on parts of her husband’s political legacy to win in 2016.
History
April 14 2015 9:29 PMRemembering History as FableThe emancipation of black Americans has been written out of our celebration of the Civil War’s end.
Politics
April 12 2015 8:25 PMThe Indispensable Hillary ClintonWhy she is more vital to the future of the Democratic Party than even Democrats realize.
Politics
April 8 2015 2:53 PMBroken Taillight PolicingWhen cops stop black drivers for minor traffic violations, it’s often a pretext for something more sinister.
Politics
May 20 2015 7:04 PMOur Best Presidents Are Flip-FloppersWe shouldn’t criticize presidential candidates who change with the political winds. We should celebrate them.
The History of American Slavery
May 19 2015 10:05 AMThe History of American SlaveryIn nine lives.
The History of American Slavery
May 18 2015 7:21 PMThe Terrible TransformationAnthony Johnson and the relatively comfortable position of slaves in early America. Listen to the History of American Slavery, Episode 1. 
Politics
May 15 2015 11:35 AMWhite OutWhy integrating America’s neighborhoods and cities is harder than we think. 
Politics
May 12 2015 9:12 PMCheap TalkHillary Clinton wants to champion some liberal issues. But what is she willing to do about inequality?
Politics
May 7 2015 5:52 PMHuckabee’s Welfare State ConservatismThe former Arkansas governor understands something important about GOP voters: They aren’t opposed to welfare spending as long as it’s for them.
Politics
May 5 2015 5:29 PMA Swing and a MissPeter Schweizer’s attack on the Clintons leads with his conclusions and never connects the dots.
Politics
May 1 2015 12:46 PMWe Know What Killed Freddie GrayAnd a police badge shouldn’t hide the truth.
Politics
April 29 2015 6:38 PMThe Deep, Troubling Roots of Baltimore’s DeclineIf we want to save Charm City, we must begin by reversing 100 years of segregation. 
Politics
April 27 2015 1:58 PMBush’s MillionsJeb Bush says he’s breaking fundraising records. So why doesn’t that scare anyone?
Politics
April 22 2015 5:09 PMScott Walker’s Anti-Immigration EpiphanyThe Wisconsin governor’s new position against legal immigration could have huge implications for the GOP race.
Politics
April 15 2015 7:00 PMObama’s Gift to Hillary ClintonNo modern-day president has left his potential successor a less scandal-plagued legacy than Barack Obama. 
Politics
April 13 2015 6:10 PMMr. Runner-UpIt’s not that Sen. Marco Rubio can’t win. It’s that he’s almost no one’s first choice for the top job.
History
April 9 2015 6:50 PMThe Unlikely Paths of Grant and LeeThe two men met at Appomattox. The loser would become a role model, the victor an embarrassment.
Politics
April 7 2015 6:55 PMA Rand for All SeasonsThe Kentucky senator thinks he can appeal to every kind of Republican. It won’t work.

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