William Saletan William Saletan

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

Frame Game
June 23 2014 6:32 PMAl-Qaida’s Seven Rules for the Effective TerroristISIS is breaking all of them. It will live to regret it.
Frame Game
June 17 2014 6:13 PMDon’t Save IraqLet it learn to save itself.
Frame Game
June 11 2014 4:01 PMWhy Did Cantor Lose? Because GOP Primary Voters Are So Extreme.
Frame Game
May 19 2014 2:46 PMThe Evolving Equality AgendaThe problems of racial inequality are getting more complicated. Eric Holder explains how.
May 15 2014 10:09 AMAustralia Is Raising Its Retirement Age to 70. The Rest of Us Should Catch Up.
Human Nature
May 9 2014 11:31 AMAcceptable InequalityAnother country will end its ban on women in combat. They’ll still be underrepresented. And that’s OK.
May 7 2014 8:43 AMClimate Change Is Already Hurting the U.S. That’s Good News.
May 5 2014 10:45 AMIf You’re for “Marriage Equality” or “Traditional Marriage,” Should You Support Polygamy?
Frame Game
May 1 2014 11:33 PMThe Collapse of Anti-Gay ReligionPolls, pastors, and theology are shifting toward same-sex marriage, even among conservatives.
April 29 2014 3:04 PMDonald Sterling Is Just Like Brendan Eich? You Must Be Joking.
April 24 2014 5:57 PMAnti-Semitism Trends in Europe Are More Complex Than In the U.S.
April 21 2014 4:46 PMMore People Believe in Bacterial Evolution Than in Human Evolution. Thank God.
April 12 2014 7:33 AMNo, the Russian Threat Is Not “Imaginary”
April 8 2014 4:28 PMCan You Donate to Prop 8 While Supporting Equality at Work? Or Is That Paradox Too Queer?
Frame Game
April 4 2014 8:12 AMPurge the BigotsBrendan Eich is just the beginning. Let’s oust everyone who donated to the campaign against gay marriage.
Frame Game
June 19 2014 6:12 PMNo More Mr. Naive GuyOn the future of Iraq, President Obama is a cold-blooded realist.
June 17 2014 12:06 AMAre Americans Turning Against the Death Penalty?Six reasons why support for capital punishment is evaporating.
Frame Game
June 4 2014 5:07 PMDon’t Desert BergdahlTrading Taliban prisoners for a POW doesn’t reward terrorism. It keeps our promise to our troops.
May 16 2014 11:30 AMAnti-Semitism in the Middle East: Is It Hatred of Jews, or Anger at Israel?
May 13 2014 10:12 AMDonald Sterling Is Too Horrified by Racism to Recognize It in Himself
May 8 2014 12:28 PMNo, Religion Isn’t the Enemy. Here Are Three Examples of Churches Doing the Right Thing.
Frame Game
May 6 2014 9:36 AMThe Case for Anti-Gay DiscriminationOpponents of same-sex marriage want a broader right to discriminate against gay couples.
May 2 2014 10:20 AMAre Conservative Christians the New Queers?
April 30 2014 11:23 AMArtists Are Bashing President Obama. That’s A Sign of Racial Progress.
April 28 2014 10:58 AMDonald Sterling Isn’t a Closet Racist. He’s a Porch Racist.
Frame Game
April 23 2014 2:05 PMAnti-Semitism Is in Decline. But That Hasn’t Stopped People From Hyping and Exploiting It.
April 20 2014 10:53 AMWant Marriage Equality? Follow the Obama/Biden Model, Not the Mozilla Model.
April 9 2014 2:42 PMYes, Open Homosexuality Is Contagious. But Not the Way Its Repressors Feared.
April 7 2014 9:04 AMThe Excuses for Purging Brendan Eich Are the Old Excuses for Firing Gays
April 2 2014 3:34 PMThe Arab League Condemns Israel for “Judaizing” Jerusalem. Is That Anti-Semitic?




The Irritating Confidante

John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.

My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s

Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee

Medical Examiner

Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?

Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?


Driving in Circles

The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.

The World’s Human Rights Violators Are Signatories on the World’s Human Rights Treaties

How Punctual Are Germans?

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 21 2014 11:40 AM The U.S. Has Spent $7 Billion Fighting the War on Drugs in Afghanistan. It Hasn’t Worked. 
Oct. 21 2014 5:57 PM Soda and Fries Have Lost Their Charm for Both Consumers and Investors
The Vault
Oct. 21 2014 2:23 PM A Data-Packed Map of American Immigration in 1903
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 21 2014 1:12 PM George Tiller’s Murderer Threatens Another Abortion Provider, Claims Right of Free Speech
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 21 2014 1:02 PM Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
Oct. 21 2014 12:05 PM Same-Sex Couples at Home With Themselves in 1980s America
Future Tense
Oct. 21 2014 4:14 PM Planet Money Uncovers One Surprising Reason the Internet Is Sexist
  Health & Science
Climate Desk
Oct. 21 2014 11:53 AM Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.