Reihan Salam

Reihan Salam is a columnist for Slate.

Politics
Sept. 11 2014 5:40 PMThe Biggest Problem in American PoliticsForget gerrymandering. Here’s what we need to fix to ensure truly fair elections.
Politics
Aug. 29 2014 3:37 PMRomney 2016!The 2012 GOP nominee should run for president again. I’m not kidding.
Politics
Aug. 8 2014 7:23 PMWe Had to Go BackThe U.S. had to intervene in Iraq because ISIS’s goals are absolutely terrifying.
Politics
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?
Politics
July 21 2014 11:08 AMFriends With BenefitsHow a closer relationship with Mexico could help solve the child migrant crisis.
Politics
July 3 2014 12:45 PMOne Nation, Divisible?Is America in danger of fracturing into two countries, one secular, one religious?
Politics
June 18 2014 12:39 PMTeatopiaWhat would actually happen if Tea Partiers controlled Congress and Rand Paul was president?
Politics
June 11 2014 10:04 AMStudent Debt Isn’t the Problem. Colleges Are.We need to make universities responsible for their students’ outcomes.
Politics
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.
Politics
April 29 2014 1:00 PMHow the Tea Party Can Save Itself and Become a Powerful Force for Good
Politics
April 16 2014 7:30 PMPaul Krugman Isn’t a HypocriteA $225,000 salary for the critic of inequality is more than fair.
Politics
March 31 2014 4:34 PMChildless People Should Pay Much Higher Taxes
Five-ring Circus
Feb. 13 2010 7:23 AMWhite Snow, Brown RageThe racial case against the Winter Olympics.
The Book Club
Oct. 1 2009 12:01 PMHow Much Does the Conservative Intelligentsia Really Count?
Politics
Sept. 4 2014 5:35 PMHow the Suburbs Got Poor
Places that thrived in the era of two-parent families are struggling today.
Politics
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.
Politics
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.
Politics
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.
Politics
July 10 2014 10:34 AMClose Stuyvesant High SchoolWhy super-elite public magnet schools aren’t necessary anymore.
Politics
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.
Politics
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. 
Politics
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.
Politics
May 21 2014 1:59 PM$26,000 per Student?School reformers should try to make public schools cheaper, not just better.
Politics
May 6 2014 11:04 AMIs the U.S. More Like Sweden or Qatar?Before we can reform immigration, that’s what we need to decide.
Politics
April 22 2014 11:47 PMIs It Racist to Date Only People of Your Own Race?Yes.
Politics
April 7 2014 2:48 PMWhy I Am Still a NeoconYes, the Iraq war was a disaster. But here’s what libertarians and most liberals don’t understand about American military power—and American morality.
Dvd extras
May 18 2010 12:25 PMDariaIt got the misfits right, but it got the popular kids right, too.
The Book Club
Oct. 2 2009 7:11 AMOnly a Crisis Can Stem the Retreat From Responsibility
Technology
July 14 2008 12:31 PMCan I Resist the iPhone 3G?An Apple obsessive confronts the company's shiny new bauble.

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