Jamelle Bouie
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Jamelle Bouie is Slates chief political correspondent.

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Nov. 15 2018 3:11 PMDemocrats Have Made One Thing Very Clear About 2020: They’re Over White MenOr, why Kamala Harris looks like a likely nominee.
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Nov. 7 2018 7:49 PMDemocrats Desperately Need to Find an Effective Counter to the GOP’s BigotryDonald Trump’s appeal to racial resentment worked better than it should have.
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Nov. 5 2018 5:45 AMWhy Don’t Young People Vote? This System Doesn’t Want Them To.Don’t lament young people’s apathy, consider what’s making them apathetic.
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Oct. 30 2018 1:00 PMTrump’s Embrace of Racial Bigotry Has Shifted What Is Acceptable in AmericaRacial violence exists on a continuum. Trump’s use of racially violent language enables racially violent acts.
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Oct. 19 2018 11:30 AMRepublicans Are Running on Health Care for Pre-Existing Conditions. It’s a Lie.In repeatedly saying they will support policies they have demonstrated they don’t support, the party is degrading a central tenet of democracy.
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Oct. 14 2018 8:30 PMMinority Rule Does Not Have to Be Here ForeverArguing that the Framers intended it is specious and ignorant of history.
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Oct. 4 2018 7:17 PMNo One Could Be Further From Atticus FinchDefenders of Brett Kavanaugh liken themselves to the hero of To Kill a Mockingbird. That’s appalling.
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Sept. 28 2018 5:54 PMA Justice Kavanaugh Would Be a Pyrrhic Victory for the GOP
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Sept. 18 2018 8:55 PMBrett Kavanaugh and Our Accountability CrisisThe judge is the perfect nominee for our era of elite impunity.
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Sept. 11 2018 1:41 PMThe Limits of Obama’s LegacyThe former president’s message still has power. But his ideas are no longer sufficient.
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July 26 2018 5:39 PMWhere Trump StandsIt’s time to accept how unpopular Donald Trump really is.
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July 22 2018 7:18 PMThe Republican Base Might Not Be As Scary As It LooksPoliticians fearing a voter backlash against anti-Trump dissent could be mistaken.
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July 16 2018 8:49 PMDonald Trump Is Fulfilling All of Those Obama Conspiracy Theories
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July 11 2018 3:01 PMTrump’s Trickle-Down TransgressionsRepublicans’ defense of Jim Jordan shows the party is willing to excuse almost any misconduct.
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July 5 2018 7:00 PMScott Pruitt’s Legendary CorruptionThe outgoing EPA administrator was allowed to perpetrate a staggering level of self-dealing.
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Nov. 13 2018 2:51 PMTrump Thinks Legitimate Elections Are “Voter Fraud”The president’s anti-democratic impulses are in line with his party’s broader tendencies. He’s just less shameless about it.
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Nov. 6 2018 9:49 PMCorey Stewart’s Resounding Defeat Shows Far-Right Candidates Have No Future in VirginiaVirginia’s suburban voters have turned hard against the Republican Party.
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Oct. 31 2018 4:38 PMTrump’s Words Still MatterHis radical comments on birthright require attention even if he can’t turn his ideas into law.
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Oct. 23 2018 8:51 PMDonald Trump Can’t Count on Bigotry AloneCandidates need to deliver more than outrage, and that’s all Trump has this time.
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Oct. 16 2018 7:07 PMRepublicans Aren’t Running on Taxes Anymore. They’re Running on Bigotry.The GOP has abandoned its plans to run on economics in favor of the playbook that worked for Trump in 2016.
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Oct. 12 2018 5:10 PMBrian Kemp Has Put Democracy Itself on the Ballot in Georgia
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Oct. 2 2018 6:21 PMAnthony Kennedy Says He’s Worried About the “Death and Decline of Democracy.” That’s Rich.
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Sept. 20 2018 7:34 PMThe GOP’s Kavanaugh DilemmaRepublicans could be damned if he’s confirmed—and damned if he’s not.
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Sept. 14 2018 1:40 PMNo, the Threat to Democracy Is Not Too Much Democracy
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Sept. 5 2018 5:34 PMThe Incapacitated PresidentTrump’s own aides don’t trust him to lead the country. Meanwhile, the only people who can stop this crisis pretend it doesn’t exist.
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July 25 2018 11:09 AMGround Rules“Stand your ground” laws give white citizens the kind of impunity that’s usually reserved for police.
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July 18 2018 8:43 PMTrump’s TiesDemocrats can capitalize on Donald Trump’s failed policies in the Midwest, even if some voters are gone for good.
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July 13 2018 9:14 AMThe New NormalRepublicans changed the rules. It’s time for Democrats to catch up.
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July 6 2018 3:23 PMThe Power of “Abolish ICE”Democratic leaders should stop worrying about mythical swing voters and harness the movement within their base.
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July 5 2018 5:50 AMWhite FightDonald Trump is leading the Republican charge to preserve a shrinking white majority.

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