Reihan Salam
Reihan Salam

Reihan Salam is a columnist for Slate.

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April 27 2017 6:55 PMSmart Tax Reform Could Save the Flailing Trump PresidencyHere’s what it would look like.
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April 14 2017 10:38 AMStumbling Toward CoherenceThe president’s recent shifts on trade policy don’t make him an economic genius. But at least he’s flip-flopping in the right direction.
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April 6 2017 1:22 PMBye Bye BannonPresident Trump’s chief strategist has accomplished nothing. It’s time for him to leave the White House.
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March 24 2017 6:18 PMDon’t Blame the Freedom CaucusThe House’s hard-liners didn’t sink the American Health Care Act. The bill’s failures belong to Paul Ryan alone.
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March 9 2017 3:36 PMWhy Do Republicans Hate the Republican Health Care Plan?Because the GOP has policy goals that can’t be achieved.
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Feb. 24 2017 3:51 PMAn Immigration Marriage Made in HellLibertarians and liberals have forged a strange pro-immigration alliance. It’s going to end poorly.
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Feb. 10 2017 11:26 AMThe Cabinet Nominee All Republicans Should RejectGOP senators should take a stand against Trump’s pick for labor secretary, Andy Puzder.
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Feb. 2 2017 11:31 AMKeep Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled MassesHow radical is Donald Trump’s proposal to make immigrants fend for themselves?
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Jan. 25 2017 5:24 PMWhy the Trans-Pacific Partnership FailedTechnocrats and plutocrats loved it. Everybody else hated it.
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Jan. 18 2017 9:17 AMPaul Ryan: Loser. Mitch McConnell: Also a Loser.Donald Trump won’t concern himself with policy. Instead, he’ll govern via Twitter insults.
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Jan. 11 2017 6:40 PMOur Own Worst EnemyWhy Democrats and Republicans hate each other more than they hate the Russians.
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Jan. 5 2017 9:55 AMWill Donald Trump Be FDR or Jimmy Carter?We’re on the cusp of either a transformative presidency or a party-killing failure.
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Sept. 27 2016 1:35 PMIs Anyone Buying Trump’s Impression of a Small-Government Conservative?  In need of traditional Republican support, he mostly stuck to traditional Republican nostrums.
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Sept. 1 2016 1:47 AMDonald Trump Is the Spokesman for Restricting ImmigrationThat is very, very bad news if you support restricting immigration.
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July 29 2016 6:32 PMAmerica the TerribleWhy Donald Trump’s pessimistic worldview resonates with Republican voters in 2016.
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April 19 2017 6:24 PMThe GOP Needs New Ideas for Lowering TaxesIts new, bluer-collar base isn’t going to stand for more enriching of the already rich.
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April 12 2017 4:10 PMWas Kansas a Fluke?A tight special election in a deep-red district may reveal cracks in the conservative coalition.
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March 30 2017 4:48 PMThe Return of the King of DebtTo save his presidency, Donald Trump must spend big on bailing out state governments.
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March 15 2017 8:13 PMGood Scores Don’t Make Good PolicyThe perils of crafting legislation to pass muster with the Congressional Budget Office.
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March 1 2017 8:17 PMPaul Ryan Could Kill Donald Trump’s Political FutureIf the president accedes to congressional Republicans’ wishes to slash the social safety net, he’ll pay a very hefty price.
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Feb. 15 2017 2:11 PMTime for Trump to Hit the Reset ButtonDump his inner circle. Focus on domestic policy. Lean on Gary Cohn.
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Feb. 9 2017 1:35 PMA New Agenda for Social ConservativesIt’s time to drop the fight against same-sex marriage and take up the cause of stay-at-home parents.
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Jan. 30 2017 9:58 PMIncompetent President vs. United FrontWhy Donald Trump is losing the battle to restrict immigration.
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Jan. 19 2017 6:50 PMDonald Trump’s Plan to Replace Obamacare Does Not ExistAnd yet, somehow, the president-elect’s proposed health care fix has already been a success.
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Jan. 12 2017 6:53 PMMake HUD Great AgainA Trump-friendly housing agenda that might actually help working- and middle-class families.
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Jan. 6 2017 10:58 AMThe Repeal-and-Delay DisasterThe Republicans’ plan to destroy Obamacare and figure the rest out later would be bad for the party and for America.
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Nov. 9 2016 5:17 PMTrump UnboundThe president-elect owes hardly anyone. The number of people who’ll be able to rein him in is vanishingly small.
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Sept. 14 2016 8:36 AMThe GOP Is in an Ideological Civil WarDonald Trump’s family leave plan proves it.
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Aug. 4 2016 6:53 PMDonald Trump Is Liberating the GOP From Its Most Deeply Held BeliefsHe’s against the Iraq war. He’s for big government spending. He’s anti–Wall Street.
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July 27 2016 11:18 PMThe Party of Michael BloombergWhy rich voters have found a home among the Democrats.  

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