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Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie

Columnist, New York Times 

Jamelle Bouie is a columnist for The New York Times and political analyst for CBS News. He covers campaigns, elections, national affairs, and culture. Previously, Bouie was chief political correspondent for Slate magazine. Before that, he was a staff writer at The Daily Beast and held fellowships at The American Prospect and The Nation magazine.  

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“America First” has a specific history, as a nativist and isolationist slogan, popular among Americans who resisted entry into World War II and were associated with the demagoguery and anti-Semitism of Charles Lindbergh. And it’s a fitting slogan for Trump.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Both job and stock-market growth have been on upward trajectories for the last year, and manufacturing decisions from automakers and other firms reflect long-standing plans. Trump is taking credit for events and trends that precede him and his election.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

It’s the antimatter Cabinet—an ungovernment brought forth by reactionary hostility to the idea of the public, a throwback to the industrial oligarchy that eventually brought American democracy to its knees.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

As for Bannon, he’s not just an informal spokesperson for President Trump; he is the president’s chief ideologist, and along with Sessions and Stephen Miller, has had a huge hand in crafting the administration’s agenda.

Monday, February 6, 2017

His total lack of expertise about the issues HUD confronts was on full display at Thursday’s confirmation hearing.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

If the question is a commitment to civil rights, Jeff Sessions falls far short.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

If Donald Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp” feels like a con, that’s because it is.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Even if you agree with his decision to attack Syrian government assets, there’s still no evidence that his temperament has changed, or that he’s gained any wisdom or insight.

Friday, April 7, 2017
"It has not stood the test of time."
Thursday, February 28, 2019

"Whatever its potential merits, it is a plainly undemocratic institution. It undermines the principle of “one person, one vote,” affirmed in 1964 by the Supreme Court in Reynolds v. Sims — a key part of the civil and voting rights revolution of that decade. It produces recurring political crises. And it threatens to delegitimize the entire political system by creating larger and larger splits between who wins the public and who wins the states."

Thursday, March 21, 2019

"Our governing document shows this sensitivity in its structure, which diffuses powers across multiple institutions, creates opportunities for representation at each level of government, and attempts to stymie passionate majorities in favor of deliberative ones. But Madison wasn’t a minoritarian; he believed majorities, properly structured around consensus, had the right to govern."

Sunday, October 14, 2018
"Amy Walter is joined by The New York Times columnist and CBS News political analyst Jamelle Bouie who wants to abolish the electoral college and Lina Newton, Associate Professor of Political Science, at Hunter College who thinks it’s all a bit more complicated."
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Jamelle Bouie, columnist for The New York Times, discusses the very latest in national politics including how the Electoral College may impact the 2020 presidential election and why it may be time to leave the political practice in the past.
Monday, March 4, 2019
"The idea that proponents of greater electoral equity have to quiet down because we live in a ‘republic’ is absurd."
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
"No matter what Trump thinks, the president does not embody the will of the people."
Wednesday, October 30, 2019