Blog Profile / Slate: Jamelle Bouie


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Archived Since:June 9, 2008

Blog Post Archive

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

Is Liberalism Really “Smug”?

Is liberalism “smug”? In an essay for Vox, Emmett Rensin says yes. “There is a smug style in American liberalism,” he writes. “It has been growing these past decades. It is a way of conducting politics, predicated on the belief thatShow More Summary

There Is No Bernie Sanders Movement

He’d just been declared the winner in the Wisconsin Democratic primary, and now Bernie Sanders, speaking from a stage in Laramie, Wyoming, was thundering into a favorite refrain. He was talking about money, about the small donations—$27 on average!—that have come pouring in from millions of Americans across the country. Show More Summary

The Myth of the Trump Democrat

Donald Trump is wily, unpredictable, unprincipled, and opportunistic. And for some observers, this makes him a formidable prospect in a general election. “To be successful as a Republican candidate you have to be the equivalent of a neutron bomb,” said Republican strategist Steve Schmidt to the Washington Post. Show More Summary

Why Terrorism Doesn’t Help Donald Trump

Americans who read outlets like the New York Times woke up to detailed and largely accurate information about Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels, which killed and wounded dozens. Americans who watched cable news, on the other hand, woke up to Donald Trump, who presented these attacks—like the ones in Paris—as a boon for his campaign. Show More Summary

A Grand Third Party

Conservative leaders are plotting to lose the 2016 general election. That, of course, isn’t how they’ve framed the effort. “A secretive group of Republican operatives and conservative leaders convened Thursday morning for more than three...Show More Summary

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