Jamelle Bouie Jamelle Bouie

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

Politics
Dec. 18 2014 3:03 PMThe Prelude to a RaceWhy Elizabeth Warren won’t run and Jeb Bush won’t win.
Politics
Dec. 16 2014 5:36 PMDick Cheney’s AmericaOf course Americans are OK with torture. Look at how we treat our prisoners.
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Dec. 11 2014 3:03 PMDown and OutThe Democratic Party’s losses at the state level are almost unprecedented, and could cripple it for a long time to come.
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Dec. 4 2014 3:55 PMShoot FirstWhen cops’ first instinct is to use force, we shouldn’t be surprised that people will die.
Politics
Dec. 1 2014 7:26 PMActually, Blacks Do Care About Black Crime You may not have noticed black protests against crime, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t happened.
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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.
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Nov. 20 2014 7:39 PMObama’s Trojan Horse?No, the president’s executive action on immigration will not create millions of Democratic voters.
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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.
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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.
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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?
Politics
Dec. 18 2014 11:48 AMWhy Selma Matters TodayThe film offers a vital lesson for those who want to confront police violence today.
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Dec. 15 2014 1:24 PMThe GOP’s Tortured LogicRepublicans have widely accepted Cheney’s defense of torture. If Obama is acting like a monarch, how were the Bush administration’s actions not far worse?
Politics
Dec. 10 2014 2:29 PMThe Torture TabooTorture is becoming a partisan issue, and that’s not good for anyone. Here’s how to prevent it.
Brow Beat
Dec. 2 2014 2:37 PMYou Should Measure Flour With a Digital Scale, Not a Measuring Cup. Here’s Why. (Video)
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.
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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.
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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? 
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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. 
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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.
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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.
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Oct. 20 2014 6:24 PMThe GOP Can’t Quit “Willie Horton”Even though they promise to do so, again and again.

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