Blog Profile / Slate: Jamelle Bouie


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Archived Since:June 9, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Why Did Mitch McConnell Muzzle Elizabeth Warren? To Muzzle Coretta Scott King.

By design, the U.S. Senate is a deliberative body in which members have every opportunity to speak their minds on the subject at hand. There are exceptions tied to decorum: Attack or impugn a colleague and the chamber reserves the right to strip speaking privileges from the offending member. Show More Summary

Government by White Nationalism Is Upon Us

Before the election, when Donald Trump was still just an unlikely presidential nominee, a conservative under the pseudonym “Publius Decius Mus,” wrote a remarkable essay in support of Trump. The pseudonym alone gave a glimpse into the writer’s thinking. Show More Summary

The SCOTUS Dilemma

To listen to this episode of Trumpcast, use the player below: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. Jamelle Bouie talks to Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick about Donald...Show More Summary

Uncompromising

On its face, the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act was a mere update of the 1793 fugitive slave law, written to enforce the Fugitive Slave Clause in the Constitution. And defenders of the act, a key part of the Compromise of 1850, framed it as a constitutional obligation. Show More Summary

The Worst-Case Scenario for Voting Rights

To listen to this episode of Trumpcast, use the player below: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. Jamelle Bouie talks to the Atlantic’s Vann Newkirk about...Show More Summary

OK, Now Can We Start Taking Donald Trump Literally?

“His supporters take him seriously,” the refrain went, “but not literally.” This was the savvy line on Trump from the election: that his rhetoric—his outlandish and conspiratorial claims, his breathless attacks on racial and religious minorities—was an act. Show More Summary

The “Cloudy With 100 Percent Chance of Showers” Edition

To listen to the discussion, use the player below: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. 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. Show More Summary

Ben Carson Knows Nothing

Back in November, Ben Carson expressed reticence about serving in government under President-elect Donald Trump. “Dr. Carson feels he has no government experience, he’s never run a federal agency,” said business manager and close friend Armstrong Williams, speaking on behalf of the former presidential candidate. Show More Summary

Do You Want to Receive Emoluments? Sure, We All Do.

There is no question that Donald Trump will assume the presidency in a tangle of business relationships and conflicts of interest. Many stem from his appointment power and its intersection with his personal financial interests. Trump...Show More Summary

Corporatists, Conservatives, Cronies, and Cranks

To listen to this episode of Trumpcast, use the player below: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. Slate’s chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie talks...Show More Summary

The Obama Paradox

The myth of Barack Obama usually begins with his speech to the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and for good reason—it was the speech that jump-started his political career, putting the then–state senator on the fast track to national office. Show More Summary

The Walter Scott Case Was a Test

Two Aprils ago, Officer Michael Slager shot and killed Walter Scott, a 50-year-old resident of North Charleston, South Carolina. Slager is white; Scott was black. In the video footage, captured by a bystander on his cellphone camera, Scott can be seen running away from Slager following a brief scuffle. Show More Summary

I’m Not Your Racial Confessor

Last month, a woman tweeted her discomfort with a New Yorker comic saying, “I’d like to know what people of colour think, esp. @GeeDee215.” The specified Twitter handle is that of Gene Demby, co-host of NPR’s Code Switch podcast (and,...Show More Summary

The Truth About Donald Trump’s Lies

“The essential characteristic of fascist propaganda was never its lies, for this is something more or less common to propaganda everywhere and of every time,” wrote the late political theorist Hannah Arendt in her 1945 essay “The Seeds...Show More Summary

Keep Hope Alive

Jesse Jackson first ran for president during the national farm bust of the early 1980s. Debt for farmers had exploded from $85 billion in 1976 to $216 billion in 1983, with little relief in sight. As Jackson laid the groundwork for his...Show More Summary

The Audio Book Club Travels the Underground Railroad

Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed Slate critics Jamelle Bouie, Laura Miller, and Katy Waldman compare and contrast two novels that examine America’s racial...Show More Summary

Will Late-Night Shows Help Us Laugh Through a Trump Presidency?

In the Slate Plus bonus segment of Wednesday’s edition of the Culture Gabfest, hosts Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner chat with Slate chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie about the future of late-night comedy. In the past year, late-night hosts had more material than they knew what to do with. Show More Summary

Why the “October Surprise” Is Dead

On Friday, Americans got their second “October surprise” of the presidential election. The first was the Access Hollywood tape in which Donald Trump boasted of sexual assault. This one was less evocative but still shocking: a letterShow More Summary

There Is a Conspiracy to Rig the Election, and Donald Trump Is Part of It

Donald Trump doesn’t know how to lose. In 2013, when his show The Apprentice got stiffed by the Emmys, Trump said the process was unfair and political. In 2012, after Mitt Romney lost the race for president, Trump denounced the results as a fix for Barack Obama. Show More Summary

It Lost Black Voters. Now It’s Losing Latinos. What’s Left Is a Broken, White GOP.

For most of the now almost-forgotten vice presidential debate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence kept his cool, ignoring, deflecting, or outright denying any effort by Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to tie him to his running mate, Donald Trump. But it’s hard to keep your composure for the length of a debate. Show More Summary

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