William Saletan
William Saletan William Saletan

Will Saletan writes about politics, science, technology, and other stuff for Slate. He’s the author of Bearing Right.

Politics
Aug. 26 2018 5:35 PMJohn McCain Understood That Confronting Our Sins Is Deeply AmericanIn remarks at the National Constitution Center, the late senator offered up a patriotism that strongly rejects Trumpism.
Politics
Aug. 23 2018 5:45 AMWe Already Know Trump Is Betraying His CountryInvestigation or no, the evidence has always been right in front of us. Here it is.
Politics
Aug. 2 2018 2:33 PMCrossing JordanRep. Jim Jordan is trying to silence the former students who have accused him of knowing about sexual abuse.
Politics
July 29 2018 9:59 PMJim Jordan, Team PlayerHe denies that his Ohio State colleagues knew about sexual abuse. The evidence says they did.
Politics
July 23 2018 8:05 PMRussian InterventionRepublican congressmen, on TV, try to get through to Donald Trump about Russia.
Politics
July 16 2018 7:58 PMTrump vs. StrzokIt’s the embattled FBI agent, not the president, who models American values.
Politics
July 6 2018 7:55 PMThe Jordan RulesJim Jordan condemns others without mercy. His role in the Ohio State wrestling scandal should be judged the same way.
Politics
June 29 2018 8:36 PMSoft on CrimeaIn a hearing on the Russia investigation, Democrats defend law enforcement, while Republicans see bias.
Politics
June 26 2018 2:29 PMCowards and TradersDonald Trump’s defense of a disastrous trade war echoes George W. Bush.
Politics
June 14 2018 11:24 PMUnread OctoberThe FBI ignored Anthony Weiner’s laptop. That may have cost Hillary Clinton the election.
Politics
June 5 2018 3:58 PMTrump’s Damning DefenseA secret letter from Donald Trump’s counsel doesn’t exonerate the president. It implicates him.
Politics
May 23 2018 6:57 PMTrump’s Favorite AnimalsDon’t buy his outrage against MS-13. He loves killers, as long as they cozy up to him.
Politics
May 16 2018 11:19 AMStormy Daniels and “the Meaning of IsDonald Trump is using Bill Clinton’s tricks to lie about Stormy Daniels.
Politics
May 5 2018 7:35 PMJimnasticsRudy Giuliani can’t reconcile Donald Trump’s explanations for firing James Comey.
Politics
May 1 2018 1:37 PMBelieve James ComeyI watched all of James Comey’s interviews. He’s telling the truth.
Politics
Aug. 24 2018 4:43 PMIt Depends on What the Meaning of the Word Obstruction IsWhy Trump doesn’t realize White House Counsel Don McGahn may have already given Robert Mueller everything he needs.
Politics
Aug. 22 2018 4:46 PMDonald Trump Is Losing His War on TruthVoters who don’t care what he’s done with Russia or with Stormy Daniels will care about what he’s doing to America.
Politics
July 31 2018 7:30 PMDrop the MikeDonald Trump says he didn’t try to end the Mike Flynn investigation. His lawyer isn’t so sure.
Politics
July 27 2018 7:27 PMRudy’s RedoHow Donald Trump’s new lawyer is trying to discredit his old one.
Politics
July 18 2018 9:21 AMThe CorrectionsPresident Trump says he misspoke in Helsinki about Russia’s election interference. What a joke.
Politics
July 10 2018 7:41 PMJim RatThere’s no middle ground on Ohio State. If the wrestlers aren’t lying, then Jim Jordan is.
Politics
July 3 2018 2:13 PMRoe BlockWhy Republicans don’t actually want to repeal Roe v. Wade.
Politics
June 27 2018 7:43 PMDeadweight DonaldPolls show the president is an albatross on his party heading into November.
Politics
June 17 2018 9:27 PMTrump’s Damning DoublespeakThe White House’s complaints about the FBI imply there’s ample evidence of collusion with Russia.
Politics
June 12 2018 9:01 PMThe Kim ConTrump isn’t trying to win over North Korea’s leader. He’s using him to win over you.
Science
May 29 2018 5:50 AMWhat Politics and Religion Could Learn From ScienceReturning to a science conference after a few years of covering politics was jarring and instructive.
Politics
May 17 2018 7:43 PMBackfire HurricaneThe FBI’s Russia investigation was a tangle of conflicting motives and unintended consequences.
Politics
May 10 2018 2:16 PMNo, Bari Weiss Isn’t Glorifying the “Dark Web”The challenges of policing a forum without gatekeepers.
Politics
May 3 2018 8:23 PMWitness for the ProsecutionRudy Giuliani tried to clear Donald Trump. He implicated him instead.
Politics
April 27 2018 1:42 PMStop Talking About Race and IQTake it from someone who did.

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