Ross Douthat is an associate editor at the Atlantic and the author of Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class.

Reihan Salam is a writer in Washington, D.C.

Douthat and Salam are the authors of a widely discussed article, “The Party of Sam’s Club,” that appeared late last year in the Weekly Standard, and they are working on a book about the future of the Republican Party. Their blog is The American Scene.