Reihan Salam
Reihan Salam

Reihan Salam is a columnist for Slate.

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Nov. 9 2017 5:55 AMThe Tax Cuts, Jobs, and Democratic Landslide ActRepublicans will get slaughtered in 2018 if they pass their tax bill in its current form. It’s not too late to fix it.
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Oct. 24 2017 11:14 AMTrump Should Focus on Two ThingsForget the feuds, resentments, and fixations. Talk about Making American Business Great Again and Tax Relief for Working Families.
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Oct. 12 2017 4:55 PMTrump’s Plan to Sabotage Obamacare Could Actually Save ObamacareThe president’s executive order is less likely to undo the law’s protections than it is to entrench them.
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Sept. 20 2017 11:13 AMWhy Democrats Should Love the GOP Health Care PlanGraham-Cassidy could turn a red electoral map blue.
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Sept. 8 2017 10:44 AMTrump the TriangulatorIt’s totally logical for the president to try to team up with Democrats. Does it make sense for the Dems?
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Aug. 11 2017 4:53 PMMore Skilled Workers, Fewer Family MembersHow immigration restrictionists could turn the RAISE Act into a plan Congress and America could get behind.
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Aug. 1 2017 9:56 AMTrump’s Declaration of IndependenceA template for a White House that breaks free from the Republican Party.
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July 25 2017 6:57 PMHow McConnell Did ItTo pass the “motion to proceed,” the senator had to change his leadership style.
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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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Oct. 31 2017 5:45 PMWhy the Wall Street Journal Is Calling for Robert Mueller’s OusterPaul Gigot’s editorial page, explained.
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Oct. 20 2017 11:39 AMNo Bush, No TrumpOur previous Republican president fails to own up to his responsibility for our current one.
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Oct. 12 2017 7:45 AMSteve Bannon’s Enemy Isn’t the Republican PartyIt’s Donald Trump.
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Sept. 14 2017 8:28 PMTrump Is Playing Two-Dimensional ChessThe president wants to be loved. His moves on immigration will make him hated. Bring on the tax cuts!
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Aug. 18 2017 11:09 AMGrand White Party vs. Grand Middle PartySteve Bannon is charting two different courses for Republicans. Which one will the GOP choose?
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Aug. 2 2017 5:25 PMJeff Flake Is Not the Future of the Republican PartyHis warmed-over Goldwaterism is not the brand of conservatism the GOP or America needs.
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July 28 2017 5:58 PMThe Republicans Are Not Going to Compromise on Health CareAt least not yet.
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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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