Blog Profile / Slate: Jamelle Bouie

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Archived Since:June 9, 2008

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The Donald’s Secret Weapon

The headline moment from Donald Trump’s Iowa event on Tuesday was his verbal scuffle with journalist Jorge Ramos of Univision. During a news conference, Ramos stood and peppered Trump with questions on his immigration plan, which calls for mass deportation. Show More Summary

Don’t Run, Uncle Joe

Democrats being Democrats, it’s no surprise that some are skittish about Hillary Clinton’s campaign, which has been hit with scandals and weak numbers in key swing states. To these Democrats, Clinton isn’t a strong bet, and worse, there isn’t a strong alternative. Show More Summary

Where Black Lives Matter Began

On the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, in 2010, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu preached unity. “With the rising water, differences and divisions were washed away,” he said, asking the audience to listen to each other, and embrace their common aspirations. Show More Summary

Not Just Anti-Hispanic

Most of the time, when we talk about immigration, we’re talking about Latin America. Donald Trump isn’t threatening to round up Irish immigrants in Boston who entered the country illegally or to build a wall between us and Canada; he’s threatening Latinos and tapping into an ugly strain of racist nativism. Show More Summary

The Amabots and Amholes Edition

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Collective Punishment

Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign with an ugly tirade against Mexican immigrants—“They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”—that shot him to the top of the GOP polls. He’s been there ever since, despite racism, sexism, and open disrespect for combat veterans. Show More Summary

Black Lives Matter Protests Matter

Let’s look at the Bernie Sanders plan for a fairer economy. Crafted in his years as the “socialist” Independent senator from Vermont, the proposal is at the center of his surprisingly robust campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. If...Show More Summary

The Blood Coming Out of Her Wherever Edition

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A Serious Issue

Between Donald Trump’s dominance in Republican primary polls—and Bernie Sanders’ sudden surge in New Hampshire—it’s easy to get caught in the horse race of the 2016 presidential election, even if most Americans aren’t paying attention. Show More Summary

Why Rubio Won

There were 10 candidates in Thursday’s prime-time Republican presidential debate, but there’s an easy answer for who won: Marco Rubio. On the surface, this seems unremarkable. It’s almost cliché, but the Florida senator is a gifted, empathetic communicator with a knack for blending policy with his personal story. Show More Summary

How Ferguson Changed America

On Aug. 9, one year ago, Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown after a brief scuffle in the middle of a small street in Ferguson, Missouri. There wasn’t any video of the encounter, but many bystanders and local residents saw the aftermath. Show More Summary

For More Than 100 Years, Historians Doubted the Autobiographies of Slaves

This episode of the Academy is now available free to all Slate readers to preview our inaugural Slate Academy. Enroll now to access all features of the Academy. Visit to learn more. In this bonus edition of The History of American Slavery, a Slate Academy, special guest Dr. Show More Summary

Bad Polls

Has Hillary Clinton just collapsed as a general election candidate? Judging from the most recent polls, the answer is yes. That is, if you ignore all the lessons of the last presidential election. On Wednesday, Quinnipiac University released “swing state polls” in Colorado, Iowa, and Virginia. Show More Summary

Trump’s Not Done Yet

On Saturday, during a Republican presidential forum in Iowa, candidate Donald Trump questioned the heroic bona fides of former nominee and Arizona Sen. John McCain, a naval aviator who spent five years in a North Vietnamese prison camp. Show More Summary

More Than a Food Fight

If you were plotting a fissure point for liberals in the 2016 election, you might look to the divide between Hillary Clinton supporters and everyone to their left. But so far, that’s been a quiet divide. Clinton has refrained from attacks on her liberal critics, and the left-wing candidate in the race—Vermont Sen. Show More Summary

Made in Wisconsin

After six months of speeches, fundraisers, and cattle calls, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is making it official: He’s running for president. Unlike most other candidates in this overstuffed melee of a nomination fight—thus far, thereShow More Summary

The Audio Book Club Visits Station Eleven

To listen to the Audio Book Club discussion of Station Eleven, click the arrow on the player below. Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab This month Slate critics Jamelle Bouie, Hanna Rosin, and Katy Waldman discuss the award-winning post-apocalyptic novel Station Eleven. Show More Summary

The GOP Base Loves Trump

There’s no world in which Donald Trump is a serious candidate for president. Republican elites don’t want him, Republican donors don’t want him, and if—through some cosmic fluke—he managed to win a major primary, every strategist and...Show More Summary

If You See a Chance, Take It

With his announcement Tuesday to a gymnasium full of supporters in the Livingston, New Jersey, high school he once attended, Chris Christie is the 14 th Republican to enter the presidential race. Americans, he said Tuesday, are “filled...Show More Summary

Easy AA

In 2008, Abigail Fisher, who is white, sued the University of Texas–Austin for race discrimination. The school rejected her, and she blamed its affirmative action program, which considers race and ethnicity in a “holistic review” of certain candidates. Show More Summary

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