Jamelle Bouie
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Jamelle Bouie is Slates chief political correspondent.

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Feb. 23 2016 7:35 PMThe Violence of Donald TrumpThere’s an undercurrent of brutality bubbling underneath each Trump event. 
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Feb. 20 2016 9:31 PMHillary Clinton’s Path Is ClearBarring a catastrophe, her nomination is inevitable.
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Feb. 13 2016 6:52 PMCould Justice Antonin Scalia’s Death Lead to a Constitutional Crisis?Republicans may refuse to let Obama fill Scalia’s Supreme Court seat.
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Feb. 11 2016 6:16 PMHillary Clinton Needs a Better Message for Black VotersBlacks want more than someone who promises to fight for them.
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Feb. 9 2016 4:42 PMWhy Do Young People Have Such Visceral Dislike for Hillary?Here’s a theory.
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Feb. 7 2016 12:49 AMMarco Rubio Was a DisasterThe Florida senator was unprepared for an attack he should have seen coming.
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Feb. 4 2016 5:33 PMWhat Is a Bernie Sanders Progressive?The Vermont senator has chosen a very selective definition of progressive.
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Feb. 2 2016 1:43 AMDemocrats Won in IowaBernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are energizing the party.
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Jan. 28 2016 1:45 PMBernie Sanders’ “Revolution” Isn’t Good EnoughHe needs an actual plan for change.
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Jan. 26 2016 9:52 AMWhy Michael Bloomberg Could Make Donald Trump PresidentThe former New York mayor would take votes away from a Democratic candidate.
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Jan. 21 2016 9:06 PMBernie Sanders Is Right That Reparations Would Be DivisiveBut the Vermont senator’s political revolution depends on white America, too.
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Jan. 15 2016 1:44 AMThe GOP Is Learning to Love TrumpBecause it doesn’t have a choice.
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Jan. 12 2016 10:56 PMObama’s Plea to Heal Our PoliticsIt’s a good message. But everyone doesn’t agree with his premises.
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Jan. 11 2016 7:45 PMA Live Stream of the Iowa Brown and Black Presidential Forum
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Jan. 11 2016 3:48 PMWhat the Oregon Standoff Is Really AboutIs thinking about this protest in racial terms missing the point? The Political Gabfest discusses Oregon in an extra bonus segment.
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Feb. 22 2016 11:09 PMRubio Is Attacking the Wrong OpponentWhile he wastes his energy going after Ted Cruz, Donald Trump is waltzing toward the nomination.
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Feb. 14 2016 1:20 AMDonald Trump Turned the GOP Debate Into a Cage MatchThe race is still being fought on his terms.
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Feb. 12 2016 1:24 AMHillary Found Her Footing Thursday NightClinton was clear, full-throated, and tried out a new critique on Sanders that just might work.
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Feb. 10 2016 2:23 AMHillary’s Time to FightAs grim as her New Hampshire defeat was, Clinton’s upcoming road looks a lot better.
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Feb. 8 2016 1:19 PMMarco Rubio Wants to Assure New Hampshire Voters That He Can Lead The Florida senator is trying to make up for the damage he did at Saturday’s debate.
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Feb. 5 2016 2:10 AMBernie vs. Hillary Is Good for DemocratsThe big takeaway from the MSNBC debate is that the DNC should have held more debates.
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Feb. 3 2016 3:13 PMDonald Trump Torpedoed Rand PaulThe Kentucky senator’s ideas were no match for the real estate mogul’s racism and anti-black memes.
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Feb. 1 2016 1:49 PMWhat Bernie Sanders Has Already WonWin or lose, the Vermont senator will stand as a historic figure in the Democratic Party.
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Jan. 26 2016 5:05 PMThe Democratic Primary Has Echoes of 2008Once again, Democrats are presented with a choice between a fighter and an inspiration.
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Jan. 22 2016 4:32 PMWhy GOP Elites Prefer Trump to CruzThe real estate magnate seems malleable while the Texas senator poses an existential threat.
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Jan. 20 2016 4:09 PMWhy Bernie Sanders Still Doesn’t Pose a Critical Threat to Hillary ClintonThe Vermont senator may be surging, but black Democrats are her firewall.
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Jan. 13 2016 5:35 PMNikki Haley’s State of the Union Rebuttal Was Anti–Black Lives MatterThe South Carolina governor’s pleasant-sounding speech hid an ugly message.
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Jan. 12 2016 11:29 AMObama’s Final PitchWhy the president needs to break decorum and give an explicitly partisan State of the Union address.
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Jan. 11 2016 5:40 PMIt’s Good That Obama Isn’t Endorsing Hillary ClintonNothing would be better for Clinton—and the Democratic Party—than a fierce primary fight.
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Jan. 8 2016 4:39 PMWhy Maine’s Gov. Paul LePage Is the Proto-TrumpThey have both succeeded on a mix of bullying, racism, and a white middle-class fears. 

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