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Christopher Beam

Class of 2011-2012

About Christopher

updated 6/2012: Christopher Beam is a reporter for Slate Magazine in Washington, D.C., where he has coveredpolitics since 2006. In 2008, he was Slate’s presidential campaign blogger. Since then he hascovered health care reform, financial regulatory reform, and the 2010 mid-term elections. Hecontributes regularly to the “Explainer” column, and writes the bi-weekly feature “Barack Obama’s Facebook Feed.” In 2010, he traveled to Kandahar, Afghanistan, to write a series about Americanmilitary police and the Afghan National Police. Most recently, he has begun covering crime for Slate. His writing has also appeared in  New York  magazine,  The New Republic , and  The New York Times Book Review . He graduated from Columbia University in 2006 and grew up in Newton, Mass.

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