Jamelle Bouie Jamelle Bouie

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

Brow Beat
Oct. 20 2014 8:32 AMMarvel’s Civil War Is a Far-Right Paranoid Fantasy—and a Mess. Can the Movies Fix It?
Oct. 16 2014 5:46 PMPurple GeorgiaWhy the Democratic Party is placing big bets on Georgia.
Oct. 14 2014 5:39 PMTribal PoliticsStudies suggest the overwhelming motivation behind voter ID laws is hyper-partisanship, not racism.
Oct. 9 2014 2:58 PMISIS South of the BorderRepublicans in tight races are hoping the jihadists will help get them elected.
Oct. 6 2014 6:01 PMTax Cuts Uber AllesHow Republicans plan to cook the books if they win in November.
Oct. 1 2014 7:26 PMTalking WhiteBlack people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Sept. 26 2014 7:13 PMFailure to LaunchJeb Bush will not save the Republican establishment.
Sept. 25 2014 8:51 PMFrom Good to GreatWhen it came to civil rights, Eric Holder was a top-notch attorney general. Too bad he didn’t serve in a less partisan moment.
Sept. 23 2014 6:06 PMNothing to See HereThe one national holiday Republicans want you to forget.
Sept. 19 2014 6:22 PMBlacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment ProblemAmericans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 
Sept. 16 2014 11:25 AMThe GOP’s Phantom MenaceThe Republican Party’s new agenda is trying to solve problems that don’t exist.
Sept. 11 2014 8:12 PMRunning ScaredGeorgia’s Democrats have registered more than 85,000 minority voters (and counting). Republicans never saw it coming.
Sept. 5 2014 12:01 PMA Few Helpful Rules for Reviewing Books About SlaveryTips the Economist may want to remember next time.
Aug. 29 2014 1:17 PMKeeping the Police HonestAmerica’s police departments need greater accountability—and it must come from outside the forces.
Aug. 26 2014 12:56 PMWhy Did Obama Say So Little About Ferguson?We hoped he would bring racial understanding. But with two years left, there’s nothing Obama can say about race that doesn’t lead to more rancor.
Oct. 17 2014 1:55 PMThe Gulf That Divides UsThe Whiteness Project underscores why there is so little empathy between whites and blacks. 
Oct. 15 2014 7:38 PMThe Reasonable Extremists Among UsFor right-wing Republicans, the formula is easy: Appear moderate.
Oct. 13 2014 7:12 PMBlack and BlueWhy more diverse police departments won’t put an end to police misconduct. 
Oct. 9 2014 10:53 AMThe Next Assault on Civil RightsThe Roberts court has been hostile toward voting rights and affirmative action. Its next target is the Fair Housing Act.
Oct. 2 2014 7:40 PMThe Kansas MiracleWill Gov. Sam Brownback’s crazy experiments and ruinous policies haunt the Republican Party?
Sept. 30 2014 11:57 AMIowa RadicalThe GOP’s Senate candidate doesn’t want voters to know just how conservative she really is.
Slate Picks
Sept. 26 2014 10:41 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Jamelle Bouie shares a few good tabs.
Sept. 25 2014 2:13 PMState CrimesJohn Crawford looks to have been murdered. Even worse, the police who killed him are probably free to kill again.
Sept. 22 2014 5:33 PMThe Politics of StigmaWhy are lighter-skinned Latinos and Asians more likely to vote Republican?
Sept. 16 2014 5:47 PMTale of Two FergusonsWe knew blacks and whites saw Michael Brown’s killing differently. A new poll shows the gulf that divides them is greater than anyone guessed.
The Audio Book Club
Sept. 12 2014 4:03 PMThe Audio Book Club Is a Bad FeministSlate’s critics discuss Roxane Gay’s collection of personal and political essays.
Sept. 5 2014 7:17 PMThe New RacismFirst you deny racism exists. Then you smear the reputation of any black man who appears to be a victim.
Sept. 4 2014 1:34 PMDon’t Know Much Revisionist HistoryConservatives are appalled by changes to the AP U.S. history exam. Which is funny, because the changes are hardly revolutionary. 
Aug. 29 2014 10:36 AMIs Hillary Clinton Better at Talking About Racial Injustice Than Obama?It may take the next white president to talk to white Americans about race.
Aug. 22 2014 4:40 PMThe Two Very Different Worlds of FergusonThe white community is worried about the city’s image. The black community wants justice.



Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case

The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race

How Facebook’s New Feature Could Come in Handy During a Disaster

The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented

Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada

View From Chicago

You Should Be Able to Sell Your Kidney

Or at least trade it for something.

Space: The Next Generation

An All-Female Mission to Mars

As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.

Terrorism, Immigration, and Ebola Are Combining Into a Supercluster of Anxiety

The Legal Loophole That Allows Microsoft to Seize Assets and Shut Down Companies

  News & Politics
Oct. 19 2014 1:05 PM Dawn Patrol Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s critically important 5 a.m. wake-up call on voting rights.
Business Insider
Oct. 19 2014 11:40 AM Pot-Infused Halloween Candy Is a Worry in Colorado
Oct. 17 2014 5:26 PM Judge Begrudgingly Strikes Down Wyoming’s Gay Marriage Ban
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 17 2014 4:23 PM A Former FBI Agent On Why It’s So Hard to Prosecute Gamergate Trolls
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
Brow Beat
Oct. 20 2014 8:32 AM Marvel’s Civil War Is a Far-Right Paranoid Fantasy—and a Mess. Can the Movies Fix It?
Future Tense
Oct. 17 2014 6:05 PM There Is No Better Use For Drones Than Star Wars Reenactments
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 20 2014 7:00 AM Gallery: The Red Planet and the Comet
Sports Nut
Oct. 16 2014 2:03 PM Oh What a Relief It Is How the rise of the bullpen has changed baseball.