Jamelle Bouie Jamelle Bouie

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

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
Nov. 10 2014 9:39 PMTim Scott Will Rise AgainHe is the first black senator elected from the Deep South since Reconstruction. Why? Because he doesn’t represent black voters.
Politics
Nov. 6 2014 1:33 PMWhat Does It Mean for Hillary?The Republicans ran the table on Election Day. What does it mean for the Democrat in waiting? 
Politics
Nov. 4 2014 12:47 AMGeorgia’s Voting WarsThe candidates matter, but each side’s fight to get its voters to the ballot box matters more. 
Politics
Oct. 29 2014 9:31 AMThe Most Brazen Attempt at Voter Suppression YetNew revelations show GOP officials in key battleground states are attempting to purge millions of minorities from the voter rolls.
Politics
Oct. 27 2014 5:37 PMPlaying NiceGOP leaders say they want to govern constructively. It sounds good, but their voters aren’t going to let them.
Politics
Oct. 20 2014 6:24 PMThe GOP Can’t Quit “Willie Horton”Even though they promise to do so, again and again.
Politics
Oct. 17 2014 1:55 PMThe Gulf That Divides UsThe Whiteness Project underscores why there is so little empathy between whites and blacks. 
Politics
Oct. 15 2014 7:38 PMThe Reasonable Extremists Among UsFor right-wing Republicans, the formula is easy: Appear moderate.
Politics
Oct. 13 2014 7:12 PMBlack and BlueWhy more diverse police departments won’t put an end to police misconduct. 
Politics
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.
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.
Politics
Nov. 6 2014 11:33 PMThe Disunited States of AmericaGridlock is only a symptom. Why our democracy may be hardwired to fail for a generation.
Politics
Nov. 5 2014 2:42 AMGeorgia’s Last Red-State Election?Michelle Nunn lost her Senate bid. But no one in Georgia sees it as an ending.
Politics
Oct. 30 2014 3:26 PMMississippi’s Race to the BottomThe state is failing in almost every imaginable way. The reason why is rooted in its violent and racist past.
Politics
Oct. 28 2014 5:33 PMUnrealized PromiseHouse Republicans have been incredibly unproductive. There is no reason to think that’s about to change.
Politics
Oct. 23 2014 7:28 PMThe Scene of the CrimeAutopsy results aren’t going to answer the essential question: Why did Michael Brown have to die?
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?
Politics
Oct. 16 2014 5:46 PMPurple GeorgiaWhy the Democratic Party is placing big bets on Georgia.
Politics
Oct. 14 2014 5:39 PMTribal PoliticsStudies suggest the overwhelming motivation behind voter ID laws is hyper-partisanship, not racism.
Politics
Oct. 9 2014 2:58 PMISIS South of the BorderRepublicans in tight races are hoping the jihadists will help get them elected.
Politics
Oct. 6 2014 6:01 PMTax Cuts Uber AllesHow Republicans plan to cook the books if they win in November.

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