Jamelle Bouie Jamelle Bouie

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

Politics
Jan. 30 2015 5:34 PMWhy Public Apathy Isn’t All BadIt has actually helped pave the way for significant criminal justice reform.
Brow Beat
Jan. 28 2015 8:03 AMLet’s Clarify One Thing—You Can Make Store-bought Butter Better (Video)
Politics
Jan. 26 2015 2:18 PMWhy de Blasio Was Right to Take on Criminal Justice ReformReforming the NYPD is economic populism for New York City’s minorities.
Brow Beat
Jan. 22 2015 11:07 AMMarvel’s Secret Wars Initiative May Have a Secret Agenda
Brow Beat
Jan. 21 2015 8:04 AMCauliflower Is Allegedly the New Kale. Here’s a Crazy (and Delicious) Way to Cook It. (Video)
Politics
Jan. 19 2015 1:14 PMHappy Robert E. Lee Day!Why some states can’t celebrate MLK without remembering the Confederate general, too.
Politics
Jan. 15 2015 2:51 PMThe True Sign Hillary Clinton Will Face No Serious Democratic OpponentEveryone already works on her campaign.
Politics
Jan. 12 2015 5:58 PMWhy Mitt Romney Would Be a Strong Candidate in 2016Really.
Politics
Jan. 7 2015 8:45 AMA White Man’s DemocratJim Webb wants to speak for the white working poor. Democrats should listen to what he has to say.
Politics
Jan. 5 2015 5:56 PMThe GOP on the BrinkCan Republicans govern without a crisis?
Behind the Scenes
Dec. 31 2014 1:16 PMSlate Staffers Pick Their Out-of-Left-Field Favorite Slate Articles of 2014
Brow Beat
Dec. 30 2014 3:37 PMThe One Piece of Equipment You Need to Make Great Coffee
Politics
Dec. 21 2014 4:26 PMBattered and BluePolice departments shouldn’t feel under siege. The public just wants better policing.
Politics
Dec. 18 2014 11:48 AMWhy Selma Matters TodayThe film offers a vital lesson for those who want to confront police violence today.
Politics
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
Jan. 28 2015 8:26 PMDivide and ConquerWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s divisive message for winning the White House.
Politics
Jan. 27 2015 6:07 PMHow the Koch Brothers Could Make, Break, or Reshape Republican Politics in 2016
Politics
Jan. 22 2015 7:53 PMRepublicans Are Finally Talking About InequalityDemocrats should listen.
Politics
Jan. 21 2015 5:40 PMFamily PlanningObama’s focus on women and families in the State of the Union will likely be the core of Hillary Clinton’s economic message.
Politics
Jan. 21 2015 12:13 AMThe Liberated LiberalPresident Obama offered an assertive vision of Democratic ideals. But was it enough?
Politics
Jan. 16 2015 7:55 PMDelayed JusticeAttorney General Eric Holder’s reform of civil asset forfeiture is the newest example of Democrats fixing failed policies from the war on drugs.
Politics
Jan. 13 2015 6:48 PMYou Know Who Else Said That?My favorite examples of Republicans comparing Obama to Hitler.
Politics
Jan. 8 2015 5:37 PMCop DramaPolice shouldn’t fear policing reforms. Accountability and community outreach makes their jobs easier and safer.
Brow Beat
Jan. 6 2015 10:02 AMHow to Make Oatmeal for Dinner Seem Sophisticated (Video)
Politics
Jan. 2 2015 8:53 PMWhat Matters in SelmaCritics say Ava DuVernay’s film isn’t fair to LBJ. That’s because it’s about a movement, not leaders.
Politics
Dec. 31 2014 10:42 AMWhy I Am Optimistic About the Future of Race Relations in AmericaEven amid the racial turmoil of 2014, we are making progress.
Brow Beat
Dec. 23 2014 12:31 PMBanana Bread Is a Blank Slate for All Your Wildest Baking Dreams (Video)
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.
Politics
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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