Jamelle Bouie
Jamelle Bouie Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is Slates chief political correspondent.

Politics
Dec. 5 2016 5:06 PMTrump’s Worst Enablers Are Establishment RepublicansHis conspiracy-mongering will be fine by them so long as he signs their legislation.
Politics
Nov. 29 2016 4:41 PMThe Truth About Donald Trump’s LiesDebunking them as lies misses the point. They’re aspirational. They signal what might become reality.
The Audio Book Club
Nov. 21 2016 7:00 AMThe Audio Book Club Travels the Underground RailroadSlate critics discuss two novels that reimagine our racist past and present.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 17 2016 2:26 PMWill Late-Night Shows Help Us Laugh Through a Trump Presidency?Maybe. Here’s what Slate’s Culture Gabfest thinks about the shifting role of comedy.
Politics
Nov. 15 2016 12:00 PMThere’s No Such Thing as a Good Trump VoterPeople voted for a racist who promised racist outcomes. They don’t deserve your empathy.
Politics
Nov. 11 2016 4:16 PMWhy Did Some White Obama Voters Go for Trump?Trump gave them a choice between multiracial democracy and white primacy.
Politics
Nov. 9 2016 3:30 AMWhite WonWe are still the country that produced George Wallace. We are still the country that killed Emmett Till.
Politics
Nov. 3 2016 3:57 PMFor Minority Voters, a Ballot for Clinton Is a Proclamation That This Is Their Country TooTalking to Hillary Clinton voters in North Carolina as Election Day approaches.
Politics
Nov. 1 2016 4:18 PMWhy Is Black Voter Turnout Lagging in North Carolina?Tim Kaine to the rescue.
Politics
Oct. 24 2016 8:39 PMThe Most Astute Analysis of American Politics in 2016? SNL’s “Black Jeopardy!” Sketch.It had more to say about class and race than a thousand tenderly crafted portraits of the white working class.
Politics
Oct. 17 2016 4:43 PMThere Is a Conspiracy to Rig the Election, and Donald Trump Is Part of ItForget the lurid fiction about voter fraud. Trump and the GOP are openly attacking the legitimacy of black voting.
Politics
Oct. 14 2016 4:25 PMThe 18 Craziest Days in Modern Presidential PoliticsHow a close race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump turned into a national referendum on misogyny and sexual assault.
Politics
Oct. 8 2016 5:12 PMThe Horror Is Everything the GOP Could Tolerate About Trump, and WhyRepublicans supported his vision of a whites-only America until he posed a threat to the voters the party needs.
Politics
Oct. 5 2016 1:44 AMThis Wasn’t a Debate. This Was a National Gaslighting.If Mike Pence “won,” it’s because he was shameless about denying reality.
Politics
Sept. 27 2016 1:09 AMWhat Donald Trump Means When He Talks About Stop-and-FriskIn Trump’s America, there are two sets of laws: one for white people and one for everyone else.
The History of American Slavery
Dec. 1 2016 2:48 PMBlogging DuBois’ Black Reconstruction“The Black Worker” and “The White Worker.”
Cover Story
Nov. 27 2016 8:00 PMKeep Hope AliveDemoralized Democrats have a road map for success in Trump’s America. It was written by Jesse Jackson.
Politics
Nov. 18 2016 4:05 PMGovernment by the Worst MenDonald Trump’s appointees represent a coherent ideology and perspective, one that should terrify all Americans.
Politics
Nov. 16 2016 3:17 PMThe Democrats Are Screwing Up the Resistance to Donald TrumpBernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren misread the election: You can’t untangle Trump’s populism from his racism.
Politics
Nov. 14 2016 12:47 PMWhite Nationalism in the White HouseStephen Bannon’s role in the new administration means Trump was serious about his racist rhetoric during the campaign.
Politics
Nov. 10 2016 4:20 PMThe Null DealA Trump presidency could be the end of the social safety net and the beginning of something uglier.
Politics
Nov. 7 2016 1:31 PMThe Trump Campaign Is Ending as It Began: Bigoted as HellFrom birtherism and the wall to Jewish conspiracies and Somali terrorists in Minneapolis.
Politics
Nov. 2 2016 2:36 PMTrump Can Happen AgainThe conditions within the GOP that created him not only remain but have been reinforced.
Politics
Oct. 28 2016 5:14 PMWhy the “October Surprise” Is DeadWhatever they reveal, the new Weiner emails probably won’t hurt Clinton. Tribalism reigns.
Politics
Oct. 20 2016 2:12 AMDonald Trump vs. AmericaHe’s no longer running against Hillary Clinton. He’s running against our democracy itself.
Cover Story
Oct. 16 2016 8:00 PMIt Lost Black Voters. Now It’s Losing Latinos. What’s Left Is a Broken, White GOP.Donald Trump is accelerating a process that began half a century ago.
Politics
Oct. 10 2016 2:21 AMBanana RepublicanBy threatening to jail his opponent, Donald Trump promised to rip up the foundations of liberal democracy.
Politics
Oct. 6 2016 1:54 PMDonald Trump Is Setting a Time BombHis calls for racial voter intimidation on Election Day could explode in all our faces.
Cover Story
Oct. 2 2016 8:03 PMThe Democratic Party’s Racial ReckoningIn 1992, Bill Clinton had to pander to white bigots to win the presidency. In 2016, Hillary can call them what they are.
The Next 20
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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