Jamelle Bouie
Jamelle Bouie Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is Slates chief political correspondent.

Reconstruction
Dec. 14 2017 5:22 PMThe Smearing of America’s First Black LegislatorsHow corrupt was politics in the Reconstruction era?
Politics
Dec. 13 2017 2:07 PMWhat Black Voters WonAlabama is proof that they can deliver elections for Democrats—but only if the party delivers for them.
Politics
Dec. 10 2017 9:55 PMThe Doug Jones Coalition Democrats feel momentum in Alabama, but they’ll need black and white voters to beat Roy Moore.
Politics
Dec. 6 2017 1:09 PMThe Access Hollywood Formula for Republican RedemptionRoy Moore follows Donald Trump’s path to party forgiveness.
Politics
Dec. 4 2017 2:21 PMThe Silver Lining in the GOP Tax BillDemocrats should seize an opportunity in the Republican tax reform bill.
Reconstruction
Nov. 30 2017 3:32 PMThe Roots of Jim CrowHow the Supreme Court failed to protect Black Americans’ hard-won rights of citizenship during Reconstruction.
Politics
Nov. 27 2017 8:04 PMWhat the New York Times’ Nazi Story Left OutThe history of America has been written by normal white racists living in normal towns.
Politics
Nov. 20 2017 8:03 PMTrump Picks Another Battle With Black AthletesThe president is preoccupied with well-known black people and their perceived disrespect.
Politics
Nov. 17 2017 11:08 AMHow Doug Jones Can WinTo pull off the upset, he’ll need to convert white voters.
Politics
Nov. 13 2017 6:55 PMThe Stakes in AlabamaFor Democrats, winning in December and taking down Roy Moore would mean more than just getting another Senate seat.
Trumpcast
Nov. 10 2017 3:47 PMThe People vs. Trump: Year One, Live With Tom PerrielloThe Democrats finally had a good election night. What does that mean for the party’s future?
Politics
Nov. 8 2017 1:27 AMThe Limits of TrumpismRepublicans learn a hard lesson about the president’s appeal.
Politics
Nov. 3 2017 3:37 PMHow Low Can Trump Go?The president is even more unpopular than people realize.
Politics
Oct. 30 2017 6:32 PMBreaking PointWhy Republicans should send a signal, now, about firing Mueller.
Reconstruction
Oct. 27 2017 5:56 AMIntroducing ReconstructionOur new Slate Academy finds the seeds of our present politics in the period after the Civil War.
Politics
Dec. 13 2017 6:53 PMThe Trump Effect in BirminghamBlack Alabamians on Doug Jones’ win and how life is different under Trump.
Politics
Dec. 12 2017 5:16 PMThe “Movement” Against Roy MooreWin or lose, Alabama Democrats hope to sustain the momentum of a close Senate race.
Trumpcast
Dec. 8 2017 2:01 PMTrump’s Endorsement and Alabama’s Senate RaceThe Republicans have come around on Roy Moore. Will it be enough to get him elected?
Politics
Dec. 5 2017 12:40 PMThe “Fiscal Responsibility” TrapRepublicans only care about debt and deficits when Democrats are in power.
Politics
Dec. 1 2017 3:08 PMRule to RuinRepublican hegemony shows just how bankrupt the party has become.
Politics
Nov. 29 2017 4:21 PMThe Propagandist in ChiefDonald Trump pushes dangerous anti-Islam videos, disregards reality.
Politics
Nov. 21 2017 4:45 PMRepublicans Can’t GovernThe GOP has an agenda, but no idea how to enact it.
Trumpcast
Nov. 17 2017 12:06 PMTrumpcast Live From San FranciscoShould the Democrats talk more about impeachment?
Politics
Nov. 14 2017 5:30 PMBlack Voters, Blue WaveHow black voters can propel Democrats to big wins across the country.
Politics
Nov. 10 2017 6:56 PM“If True”The moral cowardice of conservatives who say they’ll wait and see whether to condemn Roy Moore.
Reconstruction
Nov. 9 2017 3:10 PMWhat It TakesThe freedmen and Radical Republicans who managed to win power in local governments during Reconstruction.
Trumpcast
Nov. 3 2017 3:50 PMCut, Cut, Cut or Not So Much?How will the GOP pay for its tax plan? And who is Trump’s pick for Fed chair?
Politics
Oct. 31 2017 6:06 PMLost CauseJohn Kelly echoes the president’s warped view of history.
Reconstruction
Oct. 27 2017 5:57 AMWhat Happened to the Plantations?How freedpeople pursued the dream of land ownership during Reconstruction, and how they were denied.
Politics
Oct. 25 2017 3:49 PMEd Gillespie Advertises His Opposition to Voting RightsThe Virginia Republican states the premise on voter suppression.

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