Jamelle Bouie
Jamelle Bouie Jamelle Bouie

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

Politics
April 21 2015 5:02 PMBurying BillWhy Hillary Clinton must turn her back on parts of her husband’s political legacy to win in 2016.
History
April 14 2015 9:29 PMRemembering History as FableThe emancipation of black Americans has been written out of our celebration of the Civil War’s end.
Politics
April 12 2015 8:25 PMThe Indispensable Hillary ClintonWhy she is more vital to the future of the Democratic Party than even Democrats realize.
Politics
April 8 2015 2:53 PMBroken Taillight PolicingWhen cops stop black drivers for minor traffic violations, it’s often a pretext for something more sinister.
Politics
April 6 2015 6:01 PMSocial Security Is Having a MomentUntil recently, Democrats were willing to bargain on entitlements. Here’s how Social Security expansion became a liberal cause again.
Politics
March 31 2015 5:52 PMWhy It Matters That Jeb Bush Defended Mike PenceDon’t be surprised if the Republican Party’s position on religious freedom moves further to the right.
Politics
March 27 2015 6:47 PMPatty Murray Should Be the Next Senate Minority LeaderThe Washington senator is a better choice than Elizabeth Warren or Chuck Schumer.
Politics
March 26 2015 11:40 AMTed Cruz Is No Ronald ReaganThe Texas senator has little in common with the conservative icon from California.
Culturebox
March 25 2015 12:46 PMWhat We Were Watching: Guess WhoTen years ago this Bernie Mac comedy was No. 1 at the box office. Bernie Mac holds up! The social commentary does not.
Politics
March 23 2015 2:42 PMTed Cruz Imagines the White HouseLet’s not even pretend that the Texas senator has a chance of becoming president.
Politics
March 12 2015 3:16 PMA New Danger in FergusonThe senseless shooting of two police officers threatens to end a reform movement that was just beginning.
Politics
March 9 2015 5:17 PMObama’s Imperfect UnionThe president’s speech in Selma wasn’t attacking America’s greatness. It was offering a more honest history of who we are and can be.
Politics
March 4 2015 9:16 PMFerguson’s True CriminalsThe city’s police, city, and courts unjustly targeted blacks with a violation of their most basic rights.
Politics
March 2 2015 6:26 PMCleveland’s WorstIn the Tamir Rice shooting and other travesties, why do good police officers stand behind their reckless colleagues?
Politics
Feb. 25 2015 12:14 PMThe Next Attack on Voting RightsAnd why Democrats should fight for a constitutional right-to-vote amendment. 
Politics
April 15 2015 7:00 PMObama’s Gift to Hillary ClintonNo modern-day president has left his potential successor a less scandal-plagued legacy than Barack Obama. 
Politics
April 13 2015 6:10 PMMr. Runner-UpIt’s not that Sen. Marco Rubio can’t win. It’s that he’s almost no one’s first choice for the top job.
History
April 9 2015 6:50 PMThe Unlikely Paths of Grant and LeeThe two men met at Appomattox. The loser would become a role model, the victor an embarrassment.
Politics
April 7 2015 6:55 PMA Rand for All SeasonsThe Kentucky senator thinks he can appeal to every kind of Republican. It won’t work.
Politics
April 1 2015 5:30 PMThe Progressive ImpersonatorMartin O’Malley wants to be the liberal alternative to Hillary Clinton. It's a good strategy for an actual liberal.
Politics
March 30 2015 6:50 PMWhere Have All the Populists Gone?Even with rising concern about inequality, don’t expect anyone to offer a strong, working-class message in 2016.
Political Gabfest
March 27 2015 10:40 AMThe “Say It With Me: President Ted Cruz” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Sen. Ted Cruz, the Supreme Court’s Confederate flag license plate case, and the tragic Germanwings plane crash.
Politics
March 25 2015 2:05 PMIt’s Hilarious That Ted Cruz Is Signing Up for ObamacareBut it doesn’t make him a hypocrite.
Politics
March 24 2015 2:20 PMWhat Scott Walker Can Teach Hillary ClintonForget all this talk about uniting America. It’s a fool’s errand.
Politics
March 20 2015 1:08 PMA Quiet TensionIf you want to understand the anger over the brutal arrest of a UVA student, you must also understand UVA.
Politics
March 10 2015 5:53 PMDon’t Expel Members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon for RacismEducate them. Show them what their words mean.
Politics
March 6 2015 5:56 PMLosing Selma’s LegacyThe march 50 years ago advanced the civil rights movement. Now it's coming undone.
Politics
March 3 2015 6:59 PMThe Clinton CurseHillary Clinton’s private email use is a scandal because people always suspect she is up to no good.
Politics
Feb. 27 2015 1:17 PMWhy It’s Hard for Republican Presidential Candidates to Speak Honestly About Income InequalityBecause their party is only making the problem worse.
Politics
Feb. 23 2015 2:22 PMWhy Joe Biden Should Run for PresidentThe vice president won’t win, but it’d be the best thing for Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party.

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April 21 2015 1:49 PM Mad Men Zinger of the Week: “The Forecast” Slate’s TV Club writers pick their favorite Mad Men lines of the episode.