Jamelle Bouie
Jamelle Bouie Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is Slates chief political correspondent.

Political Gabfest
Jan. 13 2017 10:47 AMThe “Cloudy With 100 Percent Chance of Showers” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Trump dossier, Cabinet confirmations, and Obama’s political legacy.
Politics
Jan. 11 2017 5:00 PMDo You Want to Receive Emoluments? Sure, We All Do.Trump’s press conference was an infomercial.
Trumpcast
Jan. 9 2017 4:10 PMCorporatists, Conservatives, Cronies, and CranksIf Donald Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp” feels like a con, that’s because it is.
Politics
Jan. 6 2017 4:55 PMThe Most Extreme Party Coalition Since the Civil WarThe GOP of 2017 is more radical than conservative, and the outlook is bleak.
Politics
Jan. 4 2017 7:55 PMDon’t Forget That Megyn Kelly Is a Racial DemagogueThe recent flattering coverage of her move to NBC leaves out the ugliest episodes of her work at Fox.
Politics
Dec. 29 2016 2:27 PMDonald Trump Is Unpopular, and So Is the GOP’s AgendaHow can Democrats capitalize?
The History of American Slavery
Dec. 16 2016 5:31 PMEmancipation Happened Because the Enslaved Made It HappenBlogging DuBois’ Black Reconstruction, Chapters 4 and 5: The General Strike and The Coming of the Lord.
Politics
Dec. 15 2016 4:43 PMBrothers in White ResentmentWhat gave us Donald Trump is what gave us Dylann Roof.
Politics
Dec. 7 2016 5:47 PMThe Walter Scott Case Was a TestCan cops kill with impunity? Now we know the answer.
Politics
Dec. 6 2016 4:13 PMI’m Not Your Racial ConfessorThe black person’s burden of managing white emotions in the age of Trump.
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
Jan. 12 2017 6:12 PMBen Carson Knows NothingHis total lack of expertise about the issues HUD confronts was on full display at Thursday’s confirmation hearing.
Politics
Jan. 11 2017 10:16 AMJeff Sessions Fights for Racist Outcomes. Who Cares What’s in His Heart?The confirmation hearing for the would-be attorney general reveals the right’s attitude toward racism.
Cover Story
Jan. 9 2017 5:00 AMThe Obama ParadoxOur first black president has an unyielding faith in the goodness of America. It got him elected. And it will cost him his legacy.
Politics
Jan. 5 2017 4:51 PMDemocrats Don’t Have a “Religion Problem”They have a white voter problem.
Politics
Jan. 3 2017 5:05 PMThe Ethics Fuss Pitted the GOP’s Shamelessness Against Trump’sWe learned something about the Republicans’ priorities—and even more about the new president’s indifference to them.
Politics
Dec. 20 2016 5:52 PMNorm ConquestTrump is set to undermine the things you take for granted in government and public life.
Politics
Dec. 15 2016 6:02 PMNorth Carolina’s GOP Is Closing RanksWhy worry? Because the last time a party used white tribalism to take over the South, its hold lasted for decades.
Politics
Dec. 14 2016 1:12 PMTrump’s UngovernmentHis appointments are wrecking balls and swamp creatures, and his supporters won’t care. This is what white populism looks like.
The History of American Slavery
Dec. 7 2016 3:27 PMThe Psychological Effect of Slavery on the Slave OwnerBlogging DuBois’s Black Reconstruction, chapter 3: “The Planter.”
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.

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