Jamelle Bouie
Jamelle Bouie Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is Slates chief political correspondent.

Politics
Aug. 27 2015 5:22 PMThe Hillary Doubters Are WrongYes, she’s vulnerable, but she’s still the heavy favorite.
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Aug. 25 2015 5:27 PMTim Pawlenty 2.0?Scott Walker’s presidential campaign is flailing, and it’s not just because of Trump.
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Aug. 24 2015 8:10 PMDon’t Run, Uncle JoeWhy Biden’s legacy is sure to be tarnished if he runs for president.
Politics
Aug. 23 2015 9:01 PMWhere Black Lives Matter BeganHurricane Katrina exposed our nation’s amazing tolerance for black pain.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 21 2015 10:03 AMThe Amabots and Amholes EditionListen to Slate’s show about Donald Trump’s immigration reform plan, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, and the recent New York Times piece on working conditions at Amazon.
Politics
Aug. 17 2015 5:58 PMBlack Lives Matter Protests MatterWhy the group is so focused on Bernie Sanders, and how that strategy is paying off.
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Aug. 13 2015 4:01 PMRage Against the MachineVoters are fed up with American politics. But are they willing to do anything about it?
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Aug. 12 2015 5:40 PMWhy Hillary’s Email Saga HurtsIt is giving Republicans the perfect opportunity to highlight her least appealing qualities.
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Aug. 7 2015 12:42 PMWhy Rubio WonThe Florida senator is a gifted communicator, and it showed Thursday night.
Politics
Aug. 2 2015 9:38 PMHow Ferguson Changed AmericaA year ago Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown. What has followed has been the greatest national reckoning on racism since the beating of Rodney King.
The History of American Slavery
July 24 2015 12:31 PMWho Should Tell the Story of Slavery?Read a transcript of Henry Louis Gates’ appearance on the History of American Slavery, a Slate Academy.
Politics
July 22 2015 5:03 PMBlame the PoliceSandra Bland’s arrest and death are a national scandal. The police are responsible.
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July 20 2015 3:12 PMMore Than a Food FightWhy Hillary should take the Black Lives Matter Netroots fracas seriously.
The History of American Slavery
July 14 2015 1:50 PMThe Family Life of the Enslaved: Episode 4 TranscriptRead a transcript of The History of American Slavery, Episode 4.
The Audio Book Club
July 10 2015 10:43 AMThe Audio Book Club Visits Station ElevenSlate critics debate Emily St. John Mandel’s post-apocalyptic best-seller.
Politics
Aug. 26 2015 6:08 PMThe Donald’s Secret WeaponTrump is leading the GOP field thanks to nativism, but he may have just found a way to broaden his appeal.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 25 2015 3:23 PMThe “Do We Hate August?” Bonus SegmentEmily Bazelon, Jamelle Bouie, and Jack Hitt discuss the last month of summer.
The History of American Slavery
Aug. 24 2015 10:12 AMWhen Cotton Became KingHistory of American Slavery, Episode 6: The rise of the 19th-century cotton economy brings about a powerful and frightening turn for the worse.
Politics
Aug. 21 2015 5:39 PMNot Just Anti-HispanicThe GOP could be angering Asian voters with its latest nativist turn and dooming itself to a repeat of 2012.
Politics
Aug. 18 2015 4:30 PMCollective PunishmentTrump’s astonishingly cruel immigration plan is getting rave reviews from the GOP.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 14 2015 11:16 AMThe Blood Coming Out of Her Wherever EditionListen to Slate’s show about the post-debate feud between Donald Trump and Fox News, the reordering of Google’s corporate structure, and the one-issue presidential bid of law professor Lawrence Lessig.
Politics
Aug. 13 2015 9:40 AMA Serious IssueThe Republican Party has 17 presidential candidates. Where are their ideas?
Politics
Aug. 11 2015 5:55 PMTrumped-Up FearsWhy the Republican Party shouldn’t worry about the Donald.
The History of American Slavery
Aug. 6 2015 9:23 AMWhat Happened When Slaves RebelledHistory of American Slavery, Episode 5: How the frontier was really settled, and the volatile conditions that ripened it for rebellion.
The History of American Slavery
July 28 2015 11:10 AMFor More Than 100 Years, Historians Doubted the Autobiographies of SlavesHenry Louis Gates joins the Academy to discuss slave narratives—what they’ve taught us and why scholars used to ignore them.
Politics
July 23 2015 5:26 PMBad PollsWhy you should ignore all those new numbers that say Hillary is doomed.
Politics
July 21 2015 2:46 PMTrump’s Not Done YetWhy his comments about McCain and his doxing of Graham won’t end his candidacy.
Politics
July 14 2015 3:08 PMTwo AmericasHillary Clinton and Scott Walker have utterly different visions for our future.
Politics
July 13 2015 6:18 PMMade in WisconsinScott Walker thinks being governor will make him a great president. Actually, that’s unlikely.
The History of American Slavery
July 9 2015 12:20 PMThe Family Life of Enslaved PeopleHistory of American Slavery, Episode 4: What happened when Thomas Jefferson and other slaveholders tore apart the families they owned.

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