Jamelle Bouie
Jamelle Bouie Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is Slates chief political correspondent.

Cover Story
Oct. 2 2016 8:03 PMThe Democratic Party’s Racial ReckoningIn 1992, Bill Clinton had to pander to white bigots to win the presidency. In 2016, Hillary can call them what they are.
The Next 20
Sept. 21 2016 5:44 PMThe Professor, the Cop, and the PresidentAfter the “beer summit,” the fallacy of a post-racial America was over—and white citizens never thought of Barack Obama the same way again.
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Sept. 16 2016 5:07 PMNah, Trump’s Still a BirtherIt’s the core of his political identity.
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Sept. 14 2016 2:46 PMA Poll Says Trump’s Up Five Points in Ohio. Is It Time to Freak Out?A dialogue.
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Sept. 13 2016 4:36 PMTrump’s SecretUnlike Clinton, he isn’t transparent about anything, but he has dictated how the press judges him.
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Sept. 9 2016 6:47 PMAnother Reason Trump Loves PutinThey swim together in the white nationalist fever swamps.
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Sept. 2 2016 1:43 PMWhat Trump’s Black Church Appearance Is Really AboutA leaked script reveals his intended audience: white Republicans.
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Aug. 30 2016 12:05 PMWhat Black People Hear When Donald Trump Asks for Their VoteThe patronizing, ahistorical nonsense of his black “outreach” isn’t unique to Trump.
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Aug. 24 2016 5:50 PMThere Is No Horse RaceIt’s Clinton by a mile, with Trump praying for black swans.
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Aug. 22 2016 5:17 PMTrump’s Outreach to Black Voters Isn’t About Black VotersHe’s making a pitch to college-educated white people.
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Aug. 2 2016 5:42 PMA Trump Victory Is a Scary Thought. A Disputed Loss Might Be Scarier.Why his “rigged” comments are so corrosive and dangerous.
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July 29 2016 10:41 AMBright Shining as the SunInfused with the spirit of the black church, the Democrats became the party of optimism.
The Slatest
July 27 2016 5:56 PMHe’s Bernie or Bust, But He Wouldn’t Mind a Third Term for Obama
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July 26 2016 4:56 PMThe Radical Message of Michelle Obama’s SpeechAmerica’s story is a black woman’s story.
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July 22 2016 12:12 AMDonald Trump’s Speech Was Just Another ScamThe world he described doesn’t exist.
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Sept. 27 2016 1:09 AMWhat Donald Trump Means When He Talks About Stop-and-FriskIn Trump’s America, there are two sets of laws: one for white people and one for everyone else.
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Sept. 19 2016 8:47 PMThe Official LieThe Republican party is now embracing Trump’s birther bullshit.
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Sept. 14 2016 3:47 PMThe Violent, Racist Meaning of “Redemption”In foretelling bloody insurrection in the event of a Clinton victory, Kentucky’s governor invoked America’s history of racial reaction.
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Sept. 13 2016 4:54 PMTrump’s Campaign Against Clinton Is an Exercise in Projection“Unstable,” “bigoted,” “grifter.” The truest descriptions of Trump are his descriptions of Hillary.
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Sept. 11 2016 11:47 PMDo Half of Trump’s Supporters Really Belong in a “Basket of Deplorables”?Yes.
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Sept. 8 2016 1:30 PMThe Proud Ignorance of Donald TrumpAt NBC News’ Commander-in-Chief Forum, the Republican nominee showed his contempt for the presidency and his supporters.
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Sept. 1 2016 2:53 PMDonald Trump Left His Bluster on This Side of the BorderDemure in Mexico, Trump returned to his message on U.S. soil: deportation now, deportation tomorrow, deportation forever.
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Aug. 25 2016 6:13 PMHillary Clinton’s Alt-Right Speech Was Shrewd StrategyIt was the speech GOP leaders should’ve given when they had the chance.
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Aug. 23 2016 6:25 PMTrump’s Vision of Black America Is a White Supremacist FantasyAnd his outreach to black voters is a dog whistle for racists.
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Aug. 3 2016 5:12 PMWould Donald Trump Really Consider Dropping Out?If he quit now, he’d go down as the biggest loser in the history of American politics.
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Aug. 1 2016 6:30 PMIs Trump Really a GOP Anomaly?If he is, why are the denunciations from Republican leaders so soft and mealy-mouthed?
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July 28 2016 10:23 AMThe Democrats Make Their Pitch to a New Silent MajorityObama and co. have fashioned themselves into the party of common decency.
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July 27 2016 9:25 AMHumanizing HillaryBill Clinton talked for 42 minutes about how much he loves his wife. Will voters care?
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July 25 2016 4:40 PMDemocrats Aren't in Disarray. A Minority of Bernie Supporters Are in a Snit.What do the Sanders dead-enders want, exactly? 
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July 20 2016 6:02 PMThe Message of the RNC Is Clear and TerrifyingRepressive white nationalism has supplanted small government as the creed of the GOP.

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