Reihan Salam

Reihan Salam is a columnist for Slate.

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Dec. 17 2014 12:22 AMWhat White Privilege Really MeansIt’s not about what whites get. It’s about what blacks don’t.
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Nov. 21 2014 6:03 PMA Better Solution to America’s Immigration ProblemEnd birthright citizenship.
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Nov. 5 2014 7:38 PMHow Republicans Can Get Things DoneWhat the GOP can learn from Democrats about how to govern.
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Oct. 23 2014 6:39 PMThe End of PregnancyAnd the inevitable rise of the artificial womb.
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Oct. 10 2014 2:51 PMThe Next Culture WarThe battle over same-sex marriage is drawing to a close. What will we fight about now?
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Sept. 22 2014 6:30 PMWhat Does It Mean to Be an American?Ted Cruz and Scott Brown think it’s about ideology. It’s really about culture.
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Sept. 4 2014 5:35 PMHow the Suburbs Got Poor
Places that thrived in the era of two-parent families are struggling today.
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Aug. 15 2014 11:34 AMTape EverythingPolice officers—and all public servants—should be required to videotape their interactions with citizens. It’s good for us, and them.
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Aug. 8 2014 11:06 AMGridlock Is GoodWhen House Republicans stand in the way of President Obama, it means they’re taking their constitutional duties seriously.
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July 24 2014 8:47 PMPaul Ryan’s Anti-Poverty Plan Is PaternalisticIt’s also a thoughtful, compassionate blueprint for a better social safety net.
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July 10 2014 10:34 AMClose Stuyvesant High SchoolWhy super-elite public magnet schools aren’t necessary anymore.
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June 27 2014 1:45 PMSelfish, Selfish San FranciscoIt would be a much better city with twice the population. Instead it’s America’s largest gated community.
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June 12 2014 5:15 PMWe Never Should Have Left IraqA U.S. military presence could have mollified Sunnis and prevented the new civil war. 
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June 5 2014 11:10 AMDe Blasio’s Welfare MistakeThe New York City mayor’s terrible plan to reduce work requirements for recipients of public assistance.
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May 21 2014 1:59 PM$26,000 per Student?School reformers should try to make public schools cheaper, not just better.
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Dec. 5 2014 6:55 PMThe Conservative Case for Reforming the PoliceAnd how to do it, in three steps.
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Nov. 14 2014 5:45 PMThe Anti-Obamacare FAQEverything you need to know about why conservatives want to repeal the president’s health care law.
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Oct. 31 2014 5:41 PMThe Melting Pot Is BrokenHow slowing down immigration could help us build a more cohesive and humane society.
Moneybox
Oct. 15 2014 2:42 PMIn Praise of AmazonJeff Bezos’ company is not the problem with American capitalism. It’s the solution to our economy’s ills.
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Sept. 30 2014 1:38 PMMad About Modi
Why the controversial Indian prime minister drew 19,000 cheering fans to Madison Square Garden.

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Sept. 11 2014 5:40 PMThe Biggest Problem in American PoliticsForget gerrymandering. Here’s what we need to fix to ensure truly fair elections.
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Aug. 29 2014 3:37 PMRomney 2016!The 2012 GOP nominee should run for president again. I’m not kidding.
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Aug. 8 2014 7:23 PMWe Had to Go BackThe U.S. had to intervene in Iraq because ISIS’s goals are absolutely terrifying.
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July 31 2014 4:19 PMIt’s Time for Legalized ProstitutionThere’s no way to end demand for sex work. So why are Sweden and Canada trying?
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July 21 2014 11:08 AMFriends With BenefitsHow a closer relationship with Mexico could help solve the child migrant crisis.
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July 3 2014 12:45 PMOne Nation, Divisible?Is America in danger of fracturing into two countries, one secular, one religious?
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June 18 2014 12:39 PMTeatopiaWhat would actually happen if Tea Partiers controlled Congress and Rand Paul was president?
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June 11 2014 10:04 AMStudent Debt Isn’t the Problem. Colleges Are.We need to make universities responsible for their students’ outcomes.
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May 27 2014 9:47 AMAlcohol Taxes Should Be TripledThe war on drugs has been a failure. But the war on booze deserves a second chance.
Culturebox
May 14 2014 2:08 PMShort Men, UniteShort men need to stop attacking other short men.

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