Jamelle Bouie Jamelle Bouie

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

Political Gabfest
Aug. 1 2014 10:30 AMCan Anyone Stop the War in Gaza?
Politics
July 29 2014 6:44 PMThe GOP’s Latino DilemmaThe Republican Party knows how to win over Latino voters. They just aren’t willing to do it.
Politics
July 25 2014 3:15 PMThe Poor Don’t Need a Life CoachAmerica’s poor need bigger checks, not a “life plan.”
Politics
July 24 2014 11:22 AMNational Review’s Dishonest HistoryJohn Fund thinks blacks have been fooled into supporting Democrats. That’s even more insulting than his misleading history of Jim Crow laws.
Politics
July 22 2014 1:34 PMThe Terrorist Logic in Support of IsraelThis New York University scholar believes Palestinian civilians are legitimate targets because Gazans voted for Hamas.
Politics
July 3 2014 3:59 PMConservatives Say the Poor Have It EasyA Colorado Republican was caught on video pioneering the 47 percent slur.
Politics
June 27 2014 6:14 PMChris McDaniel Thinks Winning With Black Votes Is Somehow IllegitimateIt’s a notion that goes all the way back to the election of President Ulysses S. Grant.
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June 25 2014 1:42 PMWhy Mississippi’s Black Democrats Saved an Elderly White RepublicanThey saw Chris McDaniel for what he is: A classic Southern reactionary.
Politics
June 20 2014 6:24 PMA Dangerous PrecedentThe GOP and the media should think twice before they demonize a politician for defending the accused.
Politics
June 19 2014 6:49 PMThe Black American Holiday Everyone Should Celebrate but Doesn’tJuneteenth isn’t just a celebration of emancipation, it’s a celebration of our commitment to make it real.
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June 17 2014 6:38 PMMy Advice to the RNC on How to Win Black Voters
Politics
June 11 2014 5:51 PMCantor’s ConsequencesWhat will and won’t change now that Eric Cantor is on his way out.
Politics
June 9 2014 5:54 PMThe Most Venal Man in VirginiaState Sen. Phillip Puckett just sold out his poorest constituents, with no concern for their health and well-being. 
The Audio Book Club
June 6 2014 1:07 PMThe Audio Book Club Reads AmericanahOur critics discuss Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel about Nigerians emigrating west.
Politics
June 3 2014 2:15 PMSlate Voice:Why Do Millennials Not Understand Racism?”Listen to Jamelle Bouie read his most popular article from the month of May.
Politics
July 31 2014 9:33 PMMississippi’s Willful NeglectIt and some other red states can’t be trusted to take care of the poor.
Politics
July 28 2014 6:49 PMThe Case for Marijuana ReparationsThe war on weed was foolish and costly. If we can admit that, then we should also be able to admit that it’s time to make amends to those who were most harmed by those laws.
Politics
July 24 2014 6:43 PMThe Crisis in Black HomeownershipHow the recession turned owners into renters and obliterated black American wealth.
Politics
July 23 2014 1:47 PMWhy the Halbig Decision Is Nothing for Republicans to Celebrate
Politics
July 18 2014 1:35 PMAmerica’s Long History of Immigrant ScaremongeringConservatives claim that the young immigrants crossing the border are diseased and pose a dangerous public health risk. It’s a sad American tradition.
Politics
July 1 2014 11:48 AMHillary Clinton Doesn’t Need LiberalsThe numbers show black voters defeated her in 2008 and will make her win in 2016.
Politics
June 26 2014 3:57 PMThe Ikea IllusionIt’s terrific that Ikea and other retailers are raising their wages. But it won’t matter to the millions of Americans who can’t get to where the jobs are.
Politics
June 23 2014 6:38 PMHillary Clinton Hasn’t Learned Any of the Lessons of IraqShe is just as hawkish as she was before the war, and if president, she would be poised to make the same mistakes again.
Weigel
June 20 2014 1:25 PMMississippi's Black Voters Should Vote for Thad Cochran
Politics
June 17 2014 11:47 PMThe Most Discriminatory Law in the LandIt was based on a racist stereotype of unfit black mothers. Today, family cap laws do nothing but punish the poor for being poor.   
Politics
June 16 2014 2:53 PMFool Me OncePaul Wolfowitz, Bill Kristol, and their fellow neocons botched Iraq. Now they want to tell you what they think. Ignore them.
Slate Picks
June 11 2014 10:14 AMSome Capital EatsSlate-sters dish on their favorite restaurants in Washington, D.C.
Politics
June 6 2014 4:09 PMWhat Morgan Freeman Doesn’t Understand About RaceHis voice is authoritative. His opinions on race and inequality are wrong.
Politics
June 5 2014 5:03 PMObamacare Is Worse Than 9/11No, it’s worse than slavery or the Holocaust. How long can the GOP afford to call Obamacare evil?
Politics
June 3 2014 12:09 PMThe Real Cost to GOP ObstructionismThe Republican Party’s self-defeating efforts are helping liberals make their dreams come true.

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