Blog Profile / Slate: Jamelle Bouie

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Archived Since:June 9, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Bill Clinton’s High Price

Bill Clinton left office a popular president, became a popular post-president, and re-entered politics at the end of the decade as one of the most effective advocates in the Democratic Party. He was key to the 2012 Democratic National...Show More Summary

Burying Bill

If Bill Clinton had a chief political goal in his two terms as president, it was to win working-class whites and restore the Democratic Party as the home for their concerns. To that end, Clinton and his allies were enthusiastic supporters...Show More Summary

Broken Taillight Policing

This past Saturday morning in North Charleston, South Carolina, Officer Michael Slager shot and killed Walter Scott, a 50-year-old resident of the city, after a traffic stop turned into an altercation. In its report, the North Charleston Police Department says Scott, who is black, took control of Slager’s Taser and tried to use it against him. Show More Summary

A Rand for All Seasons

For four years, Rand Paul has been running for president. And for those four years, he’s tried be a different kind of Republican. He went to Howard University to win over black Americans, to Silicon Valley to win the technology set,Show More Summary

Social Security Is Having a Moment

You probably missed it, but, late last month, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders helped push the Democratic Party a little to the left. During a last-minute budget session, the Massachusetts senator introduced an amendment to “expand...Show More Summary

The Progressive Impersonator

On Sunday, Martin O’Malley made his first real jab at Hillary Clinton. “The presidency of the United States is not some crown to be passed between two families,” he said in an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week.Show More Summary

Why It Matters That Jeb Bush Defended Mike Pence

In the five days since he signed Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a cadre of athletes, activists, and business leaders have condemned and criticized Gov. Mike Pence for ostensibly giving state sanction to anti-gay discrimination. Show More Summary

The “Say It With Me: President Ted Cruz” Edition

Become a fan of the Political Gabfest on Facebook. We post to the Facebook page throughout the week, so keep the conversation going by joining us there. Or follow us @SlateGabfest! This week’s episode is sponsored by If you...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Is No Ronald Reagan

There’s a trope in election writing that you can summarize with a cliché: “The only poll that matters is Election Day.” The idea is that politics are contingent and that it’s foolish to assume outcomes and make predictions. Anything could happen, goes the argument, so we should be modest in our prophecies. But this isn’t true. Show More Summary

It’s Hilarious That Ted Cruz Is Signing Up for Obamacare

Twenty minutes into his address announcing his run for the White House, Sen. Ted Cruz made the first concrete promise of his campaign. “[I]magine in 2017 a new president signing legislation repealing every word of Obamacare,” he said. Show More Summary

The Reasonable Extremists Among Us

For all Mitt Romney's aloofness and bumbling inauthenticity, he had one quality that served him well as a presidential candidate: He looked like a moderate. Yes, he used right-wing rhetoric in the Republican primary, and yes, he endorsed...Show More Summary

Purple Georgia

Alison Lundergan Grimes still insists she can beat Sen. Mitch McConnell and capture Kentucky for the Democratic Party. But she trails in almost every poll of the race, and has harmed her campaign with needless obfuscation and attacks on Democratic priorities. Show More Summary

Marvel’s Civil War Is a Far-Right Paranoid Fantasy—and a Mess. Can the Movies Fix It?

Next summer, Marvel Comics will reboot the 2006 Civil War storyline, in which a superhero registration law divides heroes into two camps: The pro-registration side, led by Iron Man, and the anti-registration side, led by Captain America. Show More Summary

Triple Homicide Near UNC Campus; All Three Victims Were Muslim

Update, 1:45 p.m.: The father of two of the three victims in Tuesday’s Chapel Hill shooting told the Charlotte Observer that he thinks the killing was a hate crime. Mohammad Abu-Salha, a psychiatrist in Clayton, North Carolina, said...Show More Summary

Study: People Don't Want More Apps

Google and Apple's mobile platforms each boast about 1.2 million apps right now, and the race to develop hit apps never stops. But using data from the digital analytics firm comScore, Quartz points out a surprising trend: most smartphone owners in the U.S. download zero apps per month.

Kausfiles is out there. Somewhere.

When I took out papers to run for the U.S. Senate in California, I figured I would probably have to give up blogging for this magazine. I couldn't quite see what would be wrong with it, but it's just not something that's done at a respectable news organization like the Washington Post Company (which owns Slate ). Show More Summary

Why the Health Care Polls Are Tanking, Part XVIII:

At least some of the rising discontent with the Democrats' health care reform comes from the left, or from not-necessarily-left voters disappointed that the left's favorite ideas--the public option, the Medicare buy-in--are dropping out of the legislation. Show More Summary

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