Jamelle Bouie
Jamelle Bouie Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is Slates chief political correspondent.

Politics
March 1 2017 1:26 AMNo, Trump’s Speech Was Not “Reaganesque.”It was just another attack on immigrants.
Politics
Feb. 24 2017 5:38 PMA Deafening SilenceTwo Indian nationals were shot by a man yelling racial epithets. The president said nothing. That’s all we need to know about who matters in Trump’s America.
Politics
Feb. 16 2017 4:58 PMSee No EvilThe GOP’s terrible excuses for refusing to investigate the Flynn affair.
Politics
Feb. 8 2017 1:52 PMWhy Did Mitch McConnell Muzzle Elizabeth Warren? To Muzzle Coretta Scott King.In her 1986 letter, King told the truth about the Republican Party of 2017.
Cover Story
Feb. 6 2017 6:00 AMGovernment by White Nationalism Is Upon UsIt’s not just rhetoric anymore. It’s a political program that could set American democracy back 150 years.
Politics
Jan. 31 2017 5:36 PMUncompromisingThe Fugitive Slave Act galvanized the abolitionist movement. Trump’s Muslim ban could do the same for a new resistance.
Politics
Jan. 25 2017 2:09 PMOK, Now Can We Start Taking Donald Trump Literally?Trump’s campaign was not an act. He was making promises that he’s now planning to keep.
Politics
Jan. 23 2017 5:09 PMThe Meaning of “American Carnage”Trump won the presidency with his message of racial reaction, and now he’s governing with it, too.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 13 2017 10:47 AMThe “Cloudy With 100 Percent Chance of Showers” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Trump dossier, Cabinet confirmations, and Obama’s political legacy.
Politics
Jan. 11 2017 5:00 PMDo You Want to Receive Emoluments? Sure, We All Do.Trump’s press conference was an infomercial.
Trumpcast
Jan. 9 2017 4:10 PMCorporatists, Conservatives, Cronies, and CranksIf Donald Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp” feels like a con, that’s because it is.
Politics
Jan. 6 2017 4:55 PMThe Most Extreme Party Coalition Since the Civil WarThe GOP of 2017 is more radical than conservative, and the outlook is bleak.
Politics
Jan. 4 2017 7:55 PMDon’t Forget That Megyn Kelly Is a Racial DemagogueThe recent flattering coverage of her move to NBC leaves out the ugliest episodes of her work at Fox.
Politics
Dec. 29 2016 2:27 PMDonald Trump Is Unpopular, and So Is the GOP’s AgendaHow can Democrats capitalize?
The History of American Slavery
Dec. 16 2016 5:31 PMEmancipation Happened Because the Enslaved Made It HappenBlogging DuBois’ Black Reconstruction, Chapters 4 and 5: The General Strike and The Coming of the Lord.
Politics
Feb. 28 2017 3:31 PMMaking America Great (for Old White People) AgainDonald Trump’s budget outline is just latest form of his ethno-nationalist plan for America.
Politics
Feb. 22 2017 4:51 PMMaking America Meh AgainDonald Trump’s first month has produced a big bowl of nothing.
Politics
Feb. 14 2017 3:04 PMMaking Voting White AgainThe Trump administration’s continued repetition of bogus claims of voter fraud has a very specific purpose.
Books
Feb. 7 2017 11:23 AMThe Cost of ProgressWhat’s missing from Jonathan Chait’s new book on Obama’s legacy is what’s missing from Obama’s worldview: a sense of tragedy.
Trumpcast
Feb. 2 2017 3:20 PMThe SCOTUS DilemmaWhat should the Democrats do about President Trump’s selection for the Supreme Court?
Trumpcast
Jan. 27 2017 3:11 PMThe Worst-Case Scenario for Voting RightsHow President Trump’s false voter fraud allegations can lead us down a dangerous path for voting rights.
Politics
Jan. 24 2017 5:57 PMProtest WorksThe Trump administration’s meltdown proves it.
Politics
Jan. 20 2017 6:09 PMAmerica FürstIn his inaugural address, new ruler Donald Trump promised a return to dominance for a certain kind of American.
Politics
Jan. 12 2017 6:12 PMBen Carson Knows NothingHis total lack of expertise about the issues HUD confronts was on full display at Thursday’s confirmation hearing.
Politics
Jan. 11 2017 10:16 AMJeff Sessions Fights for Racist Outcomes. Who Cares What’s in His Heart?The confirmation hearing for the would-be attorney general reveals the right’s attitude toward racism.
Cover Story
Jan. 9 2017 5:00 AMThe Obama ParadoxOur first black president has an unyielding faith in the goodness of America. It got him elected. And it will cost him his legacy.
Politics
Jan. 5 2017 4:51 PMDemocrats Don’t Have a “Religion Problem”They have a white voter problem.
Politics
Jan. 3 2017 5:05 PMThe Ethics Fuss Pitted the GOP’s Shamelessness Against Trump’sWe learned something about the Republicans’ priorities—and even more about the new president’s indifference to them.
Politics
Dec. 20 2016 5:52 PMNorm ConquestTrump is set to undermine the things you take for granted in government and public life.
Politics
Dec. 15 2016 6:02 PMNorth Carolina’s GOP Is Closing RanksWhy worry? Because the last time a party used white tribalism to take over the South, its hold lasted for decades.

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