Reihan Salam
Reihan Salam

Reihan Salam is a columnist for Slate.

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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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July 21 2016 8:44 AMTed Cruz Just Made Himself a Conservative IconRefusing to endorse Donald Trump was a genius career move.
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July 14 2016 3:09 PMTrump’s Apparent VP Pick Is Boring, Incoherent, and IneptBut at least Mike Pence has no political future.
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June 24 2016 3:39 PMWhy Immigration Pushed Britons to BrexitIt’s not only about race.
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June 9 2016 12:35 PMThe Wall Street Journal Has Lost Its MindThe advice it’s giving Paul Ryan and the Republican Party is transparently absurd.
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May 27 2016 12:58 PMThe Dark Future of WhitewashingAsian Americans are increasingly overrepresented among our society’s elite. Will the U.S. succumb to anti-Asian prejudice?
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May 11 2016 8:00 AMTrumpsplainingWhat the GOP candidate’s voters are thinking when they call for a ban on Muslim immigration.
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April 26 2016 11:09 AMJohn Kasich Could’ve Been the GOP’s SalvationInstead, he helped Donald Trump.
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March 31 2016 4:18 PMYou Can’t Build a Wall High EnoughIn the near future, technology will allow foreigners to work in the United States without ever setting foot on our soil.
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March 21 2016 7:29 PMGrand Old People PartyRepublicans are old and getting older. That’s a huge problem for the GOP.
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March 4 2016 11:38 AMTed Cruz Is Stuck in the 1980sHe’d be more popular with voters if he stopped parroting Ronald Reagan and joined the 21st century. 
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Feb. 11 2016 2:48 PMI Can’t Hate Donald TrumpI do hate the Republicans who’ve enabled his remarkable popularity.
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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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July 22 2016 1:19 AMDonald Trump Should Have Channeled Pat Buchanan in His Convention SpeechIt would have softened his image.
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July 19 2016 11:52 PMThe Republican Party Is Not DeadDonald Trump is awful. The convention is a disgrace. But the GOP will come back strong sooner than you think.
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July 1 2016 12:33 PMTrump Isn’t Entirely Wrong on TradeMercantilism isn’t the answer. But smarter economic nationalism could be.
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June 16 2016 12:01 PMCan Muslims Be Americans?It’s time to put Donald Trump’s idiocy aside and consider Muslim assimilation in a deeper sense.
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June 3 2016 11:35 AMNever Trump vs. Trump ForeverA pair of young, ambitious senators, Ben Sasse and Tom Cotton, offer two competing visions for the future of the Republican Party.
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May 18 2016 4:09 PMThe Koch Brothers Were Supposed to Buy the 2016 ElectionWhat happened?
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May 4 2016 2:08 PMWhy I’m Still a RepublicanI hate Donald Trump, but I’m not leaving the GOP.
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April 19 2016 4:04 PMWhy I’m Voting for Ted CruzI don’t like his personality. I don’t love his vision for the GOP. He’s by far the best Republican candidate.
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March 24 2016 12:18 PMThe Vicious Cycle of Muslim ImmigrationHow sympathy turns into disinterest, and disinterest transforms into hostility.
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March 11 2016 11:10 AMMitt Romney Should Run for President as a Third-Party CandidateSeriously.
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Feb. 29 2016 11:59 AMFolks Before KochsTo save itself, the Republican Party must finally put the working class ahead of the donor class.
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Feb. 5 2016 1:10 PMWhat Does Marco Rubio Stand For?The senator’s chameleonlike nature makes him the GOP’s best hope to win the general election—if he can make it that far.

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