Blog Profile / Slate: Jamelle Bouie


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Filed Under:Politics / US Politics
Posts on Regator:193
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Archived Since:June 9, 2008

Blog Post Archive

A Trump Victory Is a Scary Thought. A Disputed Loss Might Be Scarier.

We have a tradition in the United States. When you lose an election, you take the L, and you move on. It’s what John Adams did after he lost to Thomas Jefferson in the 1800 election, marking the first ever peaceful transfer of power after a bitterly contested democratic election. Show More Summary

Is Trump Really a GOP Anomaly?

It’s not hard to find Republicans to speak out against Donald Trump. On Sunday, Paul Ryan condemned the Republican presidential nominee for his attacks on Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of Humayun Khan, a Muslim American Army captain who was killed in 2004 while serving in Iraq. Show More Summary

The Democrats Make Their Pitch to a New Silent Majority

PHILADELPHIA—Donald Trump wants to run his campaign like Richard Nixon in 1968. He appeals to “law” and promises “order” in a chaotic, frightening world. But Trump misses a key part of Nixon’s message—his appeal to the ordinary people. Show More Summary

A Conversation With an Obama-Loving, Stein-Voting Bernie or Bust Protester 

PHILADELPHIA—For all the attention and oxygen consumed by the “Bernie or Bust” movement in coverage of the Democratic National Convention, they are in fact a distinct minority of the Vermont senator’s supporters. Depending on the poll,...Show More Summary

Democrats Aren't in Disarray. A Minority of Bernie Supporters Are in a Snit.

PHILADELPHIA—On the opening day of the Democratic National Convention, it seems as if Democrats are in actual disarray. It’s hard to type that with a straight face, “Dems are in disarray” being such a sturdy cliché of political journalism. Show More Summary

Donald Trump's Speech Was Just Another Scam

CLEVELAND—Here is a line from Donald Trump’s speech to the nation, delivered Thursday at the Republican National Convention. It comes early in the speech, part of his broad case that the United States is soaked in blood and rife with...Show More Summary

The Message of the RNC Is Clear and Terrifying

CLEVELAND—Let’s recap. On Monday, the Republican Party inaugurated its convention with a single message: fear. Fear of Hispanic immigrants, slammed as vectors for crime and disorder. Fear of “radical Muslims,” portrayed as a faceless, bloodthirsty horde. Show More Summary

Racial Discontent Is Rising, but That’s Not Obama’s Fault

In the national shouting match over racism, discrimination, and American policing that we’ve conducted since the tragedies in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Falcon Heights, Minnesota, and Dallas, one refrain stands out from all the others in its oily tendentiousness. Show More Summary

The Traditionalist vs. the Train Wreck

On Thursday, disaster struck France again. An assailant drove a truck through a crowd of Bastille Day revelers in Nice, killing at least 84 people and injuring hundreds of others. We know relatively little about the attacker, but authorities on both sides of the Atlantic are treating this as a terrorist attack. As are politicians. Show More Summary

Is America Falling Apart or Finally Waking Up?

A week that began with Americans celebrating their best qualities has ended with the country staring into the eyes of its worst self. The tragedies arrived in quick succession, and it’s worth dwelling for a moment on the details of each one. Show More Summary

The “Show Me the Money” Edition

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The “Brexit Pursued by a Bear” Edition

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The Myth of the Disappearing Nonwhite Voter

The first “swing state” surveys of 2016 are here, and the news isn’t good for Hillary Clinton. According to a new Quinnipiac poll, the likely Democratic nominee is just a nose ahead of Donald Trump in Florida and Pennsylvania, where she leads 43 percent to Trump’s 42. Show More Summary

Trump Can’t Pivot

Thus far, in the narrative of the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump is the “unpredictable” one who will scramble the fall election. What this means in practice is that everything Trump says feeds the narrative, even if, after the most cursory examination, it doesn’t fit. Show More Summary

Captain America: Civil War

In its comic-book form, Marvel’s Civil War was a mess in ways that the new movie deftly avoids. The seven-issue limited series, written by Mark Millar and released in 2006, aimed to situate superheroes in the world of practical politics. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Isn’t Going to Be President

Now that Donald Trump is just a few delegates away from the Republican nomination, conversation among commentators has turned to his electability and his “pivot” to the general election. The same pundits who ignored the polls to say Trump would lose the nomination now urge us to take his odds seriously. Show More Summary

What the Maryland Democratic Senate Race Was Really About

It’s tempting to read the Maryland Senate primary as a small-scale simulacrum for the race between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. You have a full-throated progressive in the form of Rep. Donna Edwards facing her establishment colleague, Rep. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Will Be the Republican Nominee for President. Don’t Ever Get Used to It.

I want you to try something. Take a breath and say this aloud: Donald Trump will be the Republican Party’s nominee for president of the United States. Say it again: Donald Trump will be the Republican Party’s nominee for president of the United States. I know. Show More Summary

Fight on, Bernie

Bernie Sanders can’t win. If it’s not a fact just yet, it’s at least quickly hardening into one. Before the Tuesday slate of primaries, he needed hundreds of delegates to keep pace with Hillary Clinton and hundreds more to overtake her...Show More Summary

Why the Cruz–Kasich Alliance Won’t Change a Thing

At every turn in the Republican presidential primary, the anti–Donald Trump brigade has been too late in arriving. By the time Republican candidates and super PACs began an ad barrage against the real estate mogul, it was late winter, and Trump had already swept contests in New Hampshire, Nevada, South Carolina, and most contests on Super Tuesday. Show More Summary

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