Jamelle Bouie
Jamelle Bouie Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is Slates chief political correspondent.

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Sept. 21 2016 5:44 PMThe Professor, the Cop, and the PresidentAfter the “beer summit,” the fallacy of a post-racial America was over—and white citizens never thought of Barack Obama the same way again.
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Sept. 16 2016 5:07 PMNah, Trump’s Still a BirtherIt’s the core of his political identity.
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Sept. 14 2016 2:46 PMA Poll Says Trump’s Up Five Points in Ohio. Is It Time to Freak Out?A dialogue.
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Sept. 13 2016 4:36 PMTrump’s SecretUnlike Clinton, he isn’t transparent about anything, but he has dictated how the press judges him.
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Sept. 9 2016 6:47 PMAnother Reason Trump Loves PutinThey swim together in the white nationalist fever swamps.
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Sept. 2 2016 1:43 PMWhat Trump’s Black Church Appearance Is Really AboutA leaked script reveals his intended audience: white Republicans.
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Aug. 30 2016 12:05 PMWhat Black People Hear When Donald Trump Asks for Their VoteThe patronizing, ahistorical nonsense of his black “outreach” isn’t unique to Trump.
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Aug. 24 2016 5:50 PMThere Is No Horse RaceIt’s Clinton by a mile, with Trump praying for black swans.
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Aug. 22 2016 5:17 PMTrump’s Outreach to Black Voters Isn’t About Black VotersHe’s making a pitch to college-educated white people.
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Aug. 2 2016 5:42 PMA Trump Victory Is a Scary Thought. A Disputed Loss Might Be Scarier.Why his “rigged” comments are so corrosive and dangerous.
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July 29 2016 10:41 AMBright Shining as the SunInfused with the spirit of the black church, the Democrats became the party of optimism.
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July 27 2016 5:56 PMHe’s Bernie or Bust, But He Wouldn’t Mind a Third Term for Obama
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July 26 2016 4:56 PMThe Radical Message of Michelle Obama’s SpeechAmerica’s story is a black woman’s story.
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July 22 2016 12:12 AMDonald Trump’s Speech Was Just Another ScamThe world he described doesn’t exist.
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July 19 2016 3:43 PMMelania’s Speech Was a Goof. The Rest of Monday Was a Horror Show.The GOP’s message: Fear brown people.
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Sept. 19 2016 8:47 PMThe Official LieThe Republican party is now embracing Trump’s birther bullshit.
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Sept. 14 2016 3:47 PMThe Violent, Racist Meaning of “Redemption”In foretelling bloody insurrection in the event of a Clinton victory, Kentucky’s governor invoked America’s history of racial reaction.
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Sept. 13 2016 4:54 PMTrump’s Campaign Against Clinton Is an Exercise in Projection“Unstable,” “bigoted,” “grifter.” The truest descriptions of Trump are his descriptions of Hillary.
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Sept. 11 2016 11:47 PMDo Half of Trump’s Supporters Really Belong in a “Basket of Deplorables”?Yes.
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Sept. 8 2016 1:30 PMThe Proud Ignorance of Donald TrumpAt NBC News’ Commander-in-Chief Forum, the Republican nominee showed his contempt for the presidency and his supporters.
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Sept. 1 2016 2:53 PMDonald Trump Left His Bluster on This Side of the BorderDemure in Mexico, Trump returned to his message on U.S. soil: deportation now, deportation tomorrow, deportation forever.
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Aug. 25 2016 6:13 PMHillary Clinton’s Alt-Right Speech Was Shrewd StrategyIt was the speech GOP leaders should’ve given when they had the chance.
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Aug. 23 2016 6:25 PMTrump’s Vision of Black America Is a White Supremacist FantasyAnd his outreach to black voters is a dog whistle for racists.
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Aug. 3 2016 5:12 PMWould Donald Trump Really Consider Dropping Out?If he quit now, he’d go down as the biggest loser in the history of American politics.
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Aug. 1 2016 6:30 PMIs Trump Really a GOP Anomaly?If he is, why are the denunciations from Republican leaders so soft and mealy-mouthed?
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July 28 2016 10:23 AMThe Democrats Make Their Pitch to a New Silent MajorityObama and co. have fashioned themselves into the party of common decency.
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July 27 2016 9:25 AMHumanizing HillaryBill Clinton talked for 42 minutes about how much he loves his wife. Will voters care?
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July 25 2016 4:40 PMDemocrats Aren't in Disarray. A Minority of Bernie Supporters Are in a Snit.What do the Sanders dead-enders want, exactly? 
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July 20 2016 6:02 PMThe Message of the RNC Is Clear and TerrifyingRepressive white nationalism has supplanted small government as the creed of the GOP.
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July 18 2016 10:05 PMThe Paranoid Scene at the America First Unity Rally in Cleveland

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