Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie

As chief political correspondent for Slate Magazine, Jamelle Bouie covers the full spectrum of stories, events, and personalities that drive our nation’s politics, from civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri to the historic Senate election in Alabama. In 2015, Forbes named him to its “30 Under 30 in Media” list as one of the individuals driving a fast-moving landscape of news.

As a political analyst for CBS News, Jamelle regularly appears on the roundtable for Face the Nation, where he comments on and recaps the events of the week. In addition to Slate, his writing has appeared in The American Prospect, The Nation magazine, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the Virginia Quarterly Review.

With work that moves between political reporting and meditations on race and history, Jamelle tries to place today’s events in their larger context, to show how the past lives in the present, and how ordinary people can make a difference.



The Life of the Nation: How Segregation is Threatening American Democracy

An exploration of the rigid segregation of the United States and how it stands in the way of a truly equal democracy.

America, Redeemed: The Present, Past, and Future of Racial Backlash

Looking at and explaining recent political movements, from the election of Donald Trump to the rise of Black Lives Matter, in the context of racial backlash.

New Look, Same Taste: Understanding the Alt-Right

An exploration of the alt-right and its origins in America’s past.

Angry People, Scared Elites: The Problem of Weak Parties

How a combination of weak political parties and strongly polarized people is threatening the government’s ability to function.