Jamelle Bouie
Jamelle Bouie Jamelle Bouie

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

Politics
Jan. 12 2015 5:58 PMWhy Mitt Romney Would Be a Strong Candidate in 2016Really.
Politics
Jan. 7 2015 8:45 AMA White Man’s DemocratJim Webb wants to speak for the white working poor. Democrats should listen to what he has to say.
Politics
Jan. 5 2015 5:56 PMThe GOP on the BrinkCan Republicans govern without a crisis?
Behind the Scenes
Dec. 31 2014 1:16 PMSlate Staffers Pick Their Out-of-Left-Field Favorite Slate Articles of 2014
Brow Beat
Dec. 30 2014 3:37 PMThe One Piece of Equipment You Need to Make Great Coffee
Politics
Dec. 21 2014 4:26 PMBattered and BluePolice departments shouldn’t feel under siege. The public just wants better policing.
Politics
Dec. 18 2014 11:48 AMWhy Selma Matters TodayThe film offers a vital lesson for those who want to confront police violence today.
Politics
Dec. 15 2014 1:24 PMThe GOP’s Tortured LogicRepublicans have widely accepted Cheney’s defense of torture. If Obama is acting like a monarch, how were the Bush administration’s actions not far worse?
Politics
Dec. 10 2014 2:29 PMThe Torture TabooTorture is becoming a partisan issue, and that’s not good for anyone. Here’s how to prevent it.
Brow Beat
Dec. 2 2014 2:37 PMYou Should Measure Flour With a Digital Scale, Not a Measuring Cup. Here’s Why. (Video)
Politics
Nov. 26 2014 12:07 AMMichael Brown Wasn’t a Superhuman DemonBut Darren Wilson’s racial prejudice told him otherwise.
Politics
Nov. 25 2014 1:12 AMJustifying HomicideWhy Darren Wilson was never going to be indicted for killing Michael Brown. 
Brow Beat
Nov. 20 2014 12:33 PMHow to Make a Pie That Looks Like Pumpkin but Will Satisfy Every Pumpkin-Hater (Video)
Politics
Nov. 17 2014 7:29 PMPity the RepublicansIf the GOP had partnered with President Obama, they could have watered down his immigration agenda. Instead, they will just lose. 
Politics
Nov. 12 2014 6:08 PMThe I-WordNo, Republicans aren’t going to try to impeach President Obama. But you can’t blame Democrats for thinking they might.
Politics
Jan. 8 2015 5:37 PMCop DramaPolice shouldn’t fear policing reforms. Accountability and community outreach makes their jobs easier and safer.
Brow Beat
Jan. 6 2015 10:02 AMHow to Make Oatmeal for Dinner Seem Sophisticated (Video)
Politics
Jan. 2 2015 8:53 PMWhat Matters in SelmaCritics say Ava DuVernay’s film isn’t fair to LBJ. That’s because it’s about a movement, not leaders.
Politics
Dec. 31 2014 10:42 AMWhy I Am Optimistic About the Future of Race Relations in AmericaEven amid the racial turmoil of 2014, we are making progress.
Brow Beat
Dec. 23 2014 12:31 PMBanana Bread Is a Blank Slate for All Your Wildest Baking Dreams (Video)
Politics
Dec. 18 2014 3:03 PMThe Prelude to a RaceWhy Elizabeth Warren won’t run and Jeb Bush won’t win.
Politics
Dec. 16 2014 5:36 PMDick Cheney’s AmericaOf course Americans are OK with torture. Look at how we treat our prisoners.
Politics
Dec. 11 2014 3:03 PMDown and OutThe Democratic Party’s losses at the state level are almost unprecedented, and could cripple it for a long time to come.
Politics
Dec. 4 2014 3:55 PMShoot FirstWhen cops’ first instinct is to use force, we shouldn’t be surprised that people will die.
Politics
Dec. 1 2014 7:26 PMActually, Blacks Do Care About Black Crime You may not have noticed black protests against crime, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t happened.
Politics
Nov. 25 2014 2:57 PMRudy Giuliani Doesn’t Understand Crime As Well As He ThinksThe former New York City mayor doesn’t know the first thing about the intersection of race and crime.
Politics
Nov. 20 2014 7:39 PMObama’s Trojan Horse?No, the president’s executive action on immigration will not create millions of Democratic voters.
Politics
Nov. 19 2014 10:56 AMPrepare for the WorstMissouri’s governor smears the residents of Ferguson and misunderstands the cause of last summer’s chaos.
Politics
Nov. 14 2014 2:55 PMWhy Democrats Can’t Win Over White Working-Class VotersThe party’s economic populism doesn’t reach that far. 
Politics
Nov. 11 2014 5:44 PMWhat Could the Democrats Have Done Differently?Not much. But what they need now is bolder economic ideas, not second-guessing.

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