Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is a Slate staff writer covering politics, policy, and race.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015
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. The street was thick with people—children on...
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Thursday, March 05, 2015
Ferguson’s True Criminals
At every point in the drama of Ferguson, Missouri, from the first protests to the final fires, Americans have argued about the character of the personalities involved. Was Michael Brown a thug or an ordinary kid? Was Darren Wilson a racist, or was he just trying to do his job? In each case, the...
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Monday, September 19, 2011
It's Not "Class Warfare" When the Rich Do It
Last night, the White House released details of President Obama’s plan for deficit reduction: in addition to a $250 billion reduction in Medicare spending on the provider side, and $330 billion in immediate spending cuts over the next decade, the president wants an end to the Bush tax cuts on the rich, and a millionaire’s tax called “the Buffett Rule,” after bilionaire investor Warren Buffett.
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