Jamelle Bouie
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Jamelle Bouie is Slates chief political correspondent.

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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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June 30 2018 7:21 PMProtesters Push the Conversation on “Abolish ICE”Thousands rallied against the Trump administration’s immigration policy in Washington, D.C.
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June 25 2018 7:53 PMDonald Trump Is Still Not PopularOutrage at the president has not improved his standing.
Trumpcast
June 22 2018 10:42 AMDetained Without Trial: a History of Concentration CampsWhy the rhetoric being used about the detention centers along the border should alarm us.
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June 19 2018 4:04 PMThe “Animal” Debate Is OverSeparating families at the border shows exactly what Donald Trump thinks of immigrants.
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June 15 2018 4:02 PMImmoral LawDonald Trump only heeds “the law” when it comes to separating immigrant families.
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June 11 2018 8:19 PMJeff Flake Should Do SomethingModerate Republicans like to talk about the dangers of Donald Trump. They should take action instead.
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June 7 2018 7:11 PMBack to BasicsDonald Trump returns to race baiting as Republicans stumble toward the midterms.
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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.
Trumpcast
July 2 2018 11:53 AMCivility as a CudgelHow “civility” has been used in the past to silence those seeking to change the status quo.
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June 27 2018 6:25 PMMitch McConnell Has Already WonThe Senate leader’s successful gambit on Neil Gorsuch reshaped the court, even before Anthony Kennedy’s retirement.
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June 22 2018 4:29 PMTrump’s DefendersAmerica has always been in conflict over who is entitled to its compassion.
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June 20 2018 7:29 PMThe Damage Is DoneDonald Trump wants credit for ending a crisis he created.
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June 18 2018 6:24 PMThe Political Price of CrueltyStephen Miller thought separating migrant families would provoke Democrats and bolster Trump. The backlash will be painful for his boss and his party.
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June 13 2018 6:48 PMVirginia’s LossIn nominating Corey Stewart for Senate, the state sees its reactionary fringe go mainstream.
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June 10 2018 8:12 PMWhy Jeff Sessions Won’t QuitThe attorney general intends to deter immigration at all costs—even if that means abducting children.
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June 5 2018 7:38 PMHow “Top Two” Primaries Undermine DemocracyCalifornia’s system is designed to defang political parties. That’s the problem.

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