Jamelle Bouie
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Jamelle Bouie is Slates chief political correspondent.

Politics
Feb. 7 2016 12:49 AMMarco Rubio Was a DisasterThe Florida senator was unprepared for an attack he should have seen coming.
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Feb. 4 2016 5:33 PMWhat Is a Bernie Sanders Progressive?The Vermont senator has chosen a very selective definition of progressive.
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Feb. 2 2016 1:43 AMDemocrats Won in IowaBernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are energizing the party.
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Jan. 28 2016 1:45 PMBernie Sanders’ “Revolution” Isn’t Good EnoughHe needs an actual plan for change.
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Jan. 26 2016 9:52 AMWhy Michael Bloomberg Could Make Donald Trump PresidentThe former New York mayor would take votes away from a Democratic candidate.
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Jan. 21 2016 9:06 PMBernie Sanders Is Right That Reparations Would Be DivisiveBut the Vermont senator’s political revolution depends on white America, too.
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Jan. 15 2016 1:44 AMThe GOP Is Learning to Love TrumpBecause it doesn’t have a choice.
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Jan. 12 2016 10:56 PMObama’s Plea to Heal Our PoliticsIt’s a good message. But everyone doesn’t agree with his premises.
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Jan. 11 2016 7:45 PMA Live Stream of the Iowa Brown and Black Presidential Forum
Political Gabfest
Jan. 11 2016 3:48 PMWhat the Oregon Standoff Is Really AboutIs thinking about this protest in racial terms missing the point? The Political Gabfest discusses Oregon in an extra bonus segment.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 8 2016 10:44 AMThe “I’m From the Government and I’m Here to Help” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the upcoming Iowa caucus, Obama’s executive action on gun control, and Ronald Reagan’s legacy.
Politics
Jan. 5 2016 7:53 PMTrump’s Anti–Bill Clinton Strategy Shows How Much the GOP Is Counting on Old Voters  Young voters either don’t remember Bill’s infidelities, or they don’t care.
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Dec. 30 2015 4:00 PMMarco Rubio Isn’t Running Like a WinnerThe Florida senator doesn’t understand what it takes to win the White House.
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Dec. 28 2015 9:34 PMLethal Force as First ResortTamir Rice’s death is what happens when we don’t require police to accept risk.
Culturebox
Dec. 25 2015 11:33 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?I read somber things and I read festive things.
Politics
Feb. 5 2016 2:10 AMBernie vs. Hillary Is Good for DemocratsThe big takeaway from the MSNBC debate is that the DNC should have held more debates.
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Feb. 3 2016 3:13 PMDonald Trump Torpedoed Rand PaulThe Kentucky senator’s ideas were no match for the real estate mogul’s racism and anti-black memes.
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Feb. 1 2016 1:49 PMWhat Bernie Sanders Has Already WonWin or lose, the Vermont senator will stand as a historic figure in the Democratic Party.
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Jan. 26 2016 5:05 PMThe Democratic Primary Has Echoes of 2008Once again, Democrats are presented with a choice between a fighter and an inspiration.
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Jan. 22 2016 4:32 PMWhy GOP Elites Prefer Trump to CruzThe real estate magnate seems malleable while the Texas senator poses an existential threat.
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Jan. 20 2016 4:09 PMWhy Bernie Sanders Still Doesn’t Pose a Critical Threat to Hillary ClintonThe Vermont senator may be surging, but black Democrats are her firewall.
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Jan. 13 2016 5:35 PMNikki Haley’s State of the Union Rebuttal Was Anti–Black Lives MatterThe South Carolina governor’s pleasant-sounding speech hid an ugly message.
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Jan. 12 2016 11:29 AMObama’s Final PitchWhy the president needs to break decorum and give an explicitly partisan State of the Union address.
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Jan. 11 2016 5:40 PMIt’s Good That Obama Isn’t Endorsing Hillary ClintonNothing would be better for Clinton—and the Democratic Party—than a fierce primary fight.
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Jan. 8 2016 4:39 PMWhy Maine’s Gov. Paul LePage Is the Proto-TrumpThey have both succeeded on a mix of bullying, racism, and a white middle-class fears. 
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Jan. 6 2016 6:21 PMRubio Is Trying to Win Conservatives by Promising to Rig the GameWhy the Florida senator is backing that strange proposal to hold a constitutional convention. 
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Jan. 4 2016 7:19 PMIs the Oregon Standoff Evidence of a Racial Double Standard?Not really. And we are in danger of drawing the wrong lessons from the fact that these armed militiamen are white.
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Dec. 29 2015 6:10 PMWhy Hasn’t Hillary Clinton’s Civil Rights Work Influenced Her Policy Agenda?It shaped her views on racial inequality, but it hasn’t made a mark on her presidential campaign.
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Dec. 28 2015 4:43 PMGOP Elites Want You to Believe That Iowa Doesn’t MatterUnless the candidate is Donald Trump. That’s self-serving nonsense.
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Dec. 23 2015 2:22 PMThe Counter-Establishment CandidateTed Cruz has unified disparate forces to create a formidable campaign.

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