Jamelle Bouie
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Jamelle Bouie is Slates chief political correspondent.

Politics
June 15 2016 6:12 PMTrump Is His Party’s Cross to BearBut how will Republicans bear him?
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June 14 2016 12:15 AMWhy Obama Can’t Do Anything About GunsThe problem isn’t the president or Congress or “special interests.” It’s us.
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June 8 2016 6:03 PMWhy Can’t Republicans Distance Themselves From Donald Trump?They’re afraid.
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June 6 2016 6:56 PMThe GOP’s Purity ProblemWhat the Renee Ellmers race in North Carolina says about the Republican Party.
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June 2 2016 4:24 PMWhy Donald Trump Is FlailingThe GOP primary left him ill-prepared for the scrutiny he’s finally getting.
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May 27 2016 3:52 PMTrump’s Strategy Is BackfiringHis tanking ratings show that there is such a thing as bad publicity.
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May 23 2016 2:39 PMHow Trump Could Win It’s a long shot. A very, very long shot.
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May 18 2016 1:01 PMThe Incompetent, Race-Baiting Fraud (and the Man Running to Replace Him as President)Trump is everything the right wing made Obama out to be.
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May 12 2016 6:18 PMWhy Donald Trump Needs Paul RyanThe man who can’t be bought is courting the GOP donor class now.
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May 9 2016 5:48 PMTrump Can’t PivotThe pundits who say he’s going moderate are missing something.
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May 5 2016 4:38 PMWhat Pundits Keep Getting Wrong About Donald Trump and the Working ClassThe working class is blacker and browner than it used to be.
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May 2 2016 5:53 PMIndiana Is a Trump State That Looks Like a Cruz StateOr is it the other way around?
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April 27 2016 1:11 PMDonald Trump Will Be the Republican Nominee for President. Don’t Ever Get Used to It.This is unprecedented and terrifying.
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April 25 2016 5:04 PMWhy the Cruz–Kasich Alliance Won’t Change a ThingTrump has the one thing his GOP foes lack: democratic legitimacy.
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April 18 2016 5:22 PMWhy Bernie Sanders Is Wrong About the Deep SouthThe typical Southern Democratic voter is neither white nor conservative. 
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June 14 2016 6:36 PMTrump Declared War on American Muslims on MondayDon’t treat it like just another speech.
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June 13 2016 1:45 PMDoes Terrorism Help Donald Trump?His swaggering, self-aggrandizing response to the Orlando shooting revealed the GOP candidate’s terrifying electoral strengths and clear political weaknesses.
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June 7 2016 10:37 PMThe Process WorkedThe Democratic primaries weren’t rigged. Despite their flaws, they produced a nominee with wide support across the party.
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June 3 2016 5:46 PMHow Should America Resist a Fascist?Violence won’t help—not while there are still legitimate means of stopping Donald Trump.
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May 31 2016 1:41 PMIs America Really in an Anti-Establishment Rage?Voters are angry. They just don’t agree on what they’re angry about.
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May 25 2016 7:11 PMHow a 2013 Governor’s Race Explains Clinton–TrumpTwo unpopular candidates battering each other in a contest over identity: What happened in Virginia doesn’t bode well for the country.
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May 19 2016 7:26 PMBernie. Don’t Do This.With a scorched-earth campaign against Clinton, Sanders is risking his party’s nominee, its coalition, and his message.
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May 17 2016 12:24 AMFundamentally Speaking, Hillary Clinton Won’t Blow ItThe election won’t be decided by gaffes and personality.
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May 10 2016 5:26 PMThe Myth of the Disappearing Nonwhite VoterBlacks and Latinos aren’t sitting out an Obama-less 2016—especially not with Trump on the ballot.
Movies
May 5 2016 7:26 PMCaptain America: Civil WarOne of Marvel’s best films is a human-sized affair.
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May 4 2016 12:55 PMDonald Trump Isn’t Going to Be PresidentHe’d have to win unprecedented shares of the very kinds of voters who hate him: blacks, Latinos, and women.
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April 27 2016 5:43 PMWhat the Maryland Democratic Senate Race Was Really AboutA progressive Democrat lost to an establishment darling, but it had nothing to do with ideology.
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April 26 2016 9:40 PMFight on, BernieNow’s the time to build a real political movement.
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April 22 2016 5:19 PMIs Liberalism Really “Smug”?Vox says smugness has reshaped the Democratic Party. How droll.
Cover Story
April 17 2016 8:00 PMThere Is No Bernie Sanders MovementAlmost every modern Democratic primary has had a progressive insurgency. Bernie’s isn’t anything new. But it can be.

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