Jamelle Bouie
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Jamelle Bouie is Slates chief political correspondent.

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Dec. 10 2018 7:07 PMJohn Kelly Was Always Just Donald Trump With Better MannersThe outgoing chief of staff’s record of casual cruelty and tolerance of bigotry should remind us that moderation means nothing when paired with such toxic ideology.
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Dec. 4 2018 8:59 PMThe Lame-Duck Power GrabRepublicans lost in Michigan, Wisconsin, and North Carolina. Their response has been to take power away from incoming Democrats.
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Nov. 28 2018 7:50 PMChuck Schumer Is Greatly Overestimating Trump’s PopularityThe midterms were a stunning referendum. Democratic leaders should act accordingly.
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Nov. 21 2018 3:49 PMHelp! My Dad Is Making Brisket for Thanksgiving and I Don’t Know What to Bring as a Side.Slate’s Jamelle Bouie takes over for a special holiday-themed Prudie.
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Nov. 13 2018 2:51 PMTrump Thinks Legitimate Elections Are “Voter Fraud”The president’s anti-democratic impulses are in line with his party’s broader tendencies. He’s just less shameless about it.
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Nov. 6 2018 9:49 PMCorey Stewart’s Resounding Defeat Shows Far-Right Candidates Have No Future in VirginiaVirginia’s suburban voters have turned hard against the Republican Party.
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Oct. 31 2018 4:38 PMTrump’s Words Still MatterHis radical comments on birthright require attention even if he can’t turn his ideas into law.
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Oct. 23 2018 8:51 PMDonald Trump Can’t Count on Bigotry AloneCandidates need to deliver more than outrage, and that’s all Trump has this time.
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Oct. 16 2018 7:07 PMRepublicans Aren’t Running on Taxes Anymore. They’re Running on Bigotry.The GOP has abandoned its plans to run on economics in favor of the playbook that worked for Trump in 2016.
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Oct. 12 2018 5:10 PMBrian Kemp Has Put Democracy Itself on the Ballot in Georgia
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Oct. 2 2018 6:21 PMAnthony Kennedy Says He’s Worried About the “Death and Decline of Democracy.” That’s Rich.
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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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Dec. 7 2018 6:07 PMThe GOP Sees Rural Voters as More Legitimate Than Urban VotersThe current move to punish Democratic victors in Wisconsin underscores a sinister philosophy that’s been brewing for years.
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Nov. 30 2018 6:08 PMBlack Republicans Are the Only GOP Officials Who Seem Bothered by RacismTim Scott’s vote against Thomas Farr is part of a larger story.
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Nov. 27 2018 6:55 PMThe Mississippi Special Election Is a Glimpse Into America’s Polarized FutureEspy has a shot, but Hyde-Smith will probably ride racial resentment all the way to Washington.
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Nov. 15 2018 3:11 PMDemocrats Have Made One Thing Very Clear About 2020: They’re Over White MenOr, why Kamala Harris looks like a likely nominee.
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Nov. 7 2018 7:49 PMDemocrats Desperately Need to Find an Effective Counter to the GOP’s BigotryDonald Trump’s appeal to racial resentment worked better than it should have.
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Nov. 5 2018 5:45 AMWhy Don’t Young People Vote? This System Doesn’t Want Them To.Don’t lament young people’s apathy, consider what’s making them apathetic.
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Oct. 30 2018 1:00 PMTrump’s Embrace of Racial Bigotry Has Shifted What Is Acceptable in AmericaRacial violence exists on a continuum. Trump’s use of racially violent language enables racially violent acts.
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Oct. 19 2018 11:30 AMRepublicans Are Running on Health Care for Pre-Existing Conditions. It’s a Lie.In repeatedly saying they will support policies they have demonstrated they don’t support, the party is degrading a central tenet of democracy.
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Oct. 14 2018 8:30 PMMinority Rule Does Not Have to Be Here ForeverArguing that the Framers intended it is specious and ignorant of history.
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Oct. 4 2018 7:17 PMNo One Could Be Further From Atticus FinchDefenders of Brett Kavanaugh liken themselves to the hero of To Kill a Mockingbird. That’s appalling.
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Sept. 28 2018 5:54 PMA Justice Kavanaugh Would Be a Pyrrhic Victory for the GOP
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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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