Blog Profile / Slate: Jamelle Bouie

Filed Under:Politics / US Politics
Posts on Regator:50
Posts / Week:0.1
Archived Since:June 9, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Why Are So Many Republicans With No Chance Running for President?

No one will blame you if you can’t keep track of the Republican presidential field. It’s huge. If you count declared candidates, prospectives, and announced aspirants, you have 18 people from across the Republican ideological spectrum: Sen. Show More Summary

Our Best Presidents Are Flip-Floppers

Every presidential election cycle has its designated “flip-flopper,” the candidate attacked for his insincerity, inauthenticity, and lack of “resolve.” In 2004, it was Sen. John Kerry, who was famously for the Iraq war before he was against it. Show More Summary

All in the Family

Hillary Clinton is sprinting away from Bill. In the short month since she’s been an official candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, she’s renounced his criminal justice policies—pledging an end to the “era of mass incarceration”...Show More Summary

Clinton’s Immigration Game Changer

For the second time in two weeks, Hillary Clinton has surprised progressives. Last week, in the aftermath of rioting in Baltimore, she gave a strong speech on criminal justice reform, endorsing body cameras and police reform, and calling...Show More Summary

 A Swing and a Miss

There’s a certain rhythm to Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, the most recent tome from conservative writer Peter Schweizer. Take his chapter on the Clintons...Show More Summary

Ben Carson Is No Herman Cain

As Ben Carson begins his run for the 2016 Republican nomination—he officially announced his campaign on Monday at a music hall in Detroit—it’s easy to compare him with Herman Cain, the last black American to play presidential politics in the GOP. Show More Summary

We Know What Killed Freddie Gray

On Friday morning, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced the results of Freddie Gray’s autopsy. The report is clear. His fatal neck injury—a nearly severed spine—was the result of being handcuffed but not fully secured in the police wagon. Show More Summary

The Deep, Troubling Roots of Baltimore’s Decline

BALTIMORE—“We want people to register to vote, because that’s where the change is made,” said State Sen. Catherine Pugh, standing near the smoldering remains of the CVS on North Avenue, and handing voter registration forms to anyone who caught her eye. Show More Summary

Baltimore’s Fire

BALTIMORE, Maryland—On Monday night, there were riots in Baltimore, but it’s hard to say Baltimore was rioting. This wasn’t 1968, when fires touched huge swaths of the city and thousands left their homes. Instead, in a few areas around...Show More Summary

Bush’s Millions

In his four months as a not-quite-candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, Jeb Bush has raised stacks of cash. At a weekend meeting in Miami Beach, Florida, reports the Washington Post, the former Florida governor told 350...Show More Summary

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

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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

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