Reihan Salam
Reihan Salam

Reihan Salam is a columnist for Slate.

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July 17 2017 2:53 PMHow the Republicans Can Get Health Care PassedThere are two ways the GOP can push through the Better Care Reconciliation Act. Neither is very palatable.
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July 7 2017 10:54 AMWhy Republicans Are Losing the Health Care FightAnd how they can win in the end.
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June 22 2017 6:34 PMHow to Build a New Republican CoalitionA genius plan that will appeal to tax-averse rich people as well as working- and lower-middle-class voters.
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June 9 2017 10:23 AMThe Health Care Debate Is Moving LeftHow single-payer went from a pipe dream to mainstream.
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May 25 2017 2:02 PMMulvaney’s Medicaid MirageThe Trump administration’s proposed Medicaid cuts are never going to happen. So why are they in the budget?
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May 11 2017 9:00 AMHow to Fix TrumpcareTo build a better health care bill, Republican senators need to learn a lesson from the architects of the Affordable Care Act.
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May 3 2017 12:23 PMWhat Is Going On at the Heritage Foundation?And why you should care.
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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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July 12 2017 1:57 PMThe Trump DumpWhen will congressional Republicans abandon the president?
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June 30 2017 3:42 PMTax Breaks Can Improve Americans’ HealthThey’re just going to the wrong people.
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June 13 2017 12:34 PMThe 2020 GOP Primary Has Already BegunRepublican challengers must step forward now if they want to wrest the presidency away from Donald Trump.
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May 31 2017 2:45 PMToo Czmart for His Own GoodVladimir Putin may look like a genius for aligning himself with Donald Trump. He’s not.
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May 16 2017 1:21 PMA Trump Nominee Who Knows What He’s DoingIn praise of United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.
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May 5 2017 10:18 AMModerate Republicans Are WimpsWhy did the House GOP caucus pass a terrible health care bill? Because middle-of-the-road members don’t stand for anything.
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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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