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.

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Jan. 10 2016 8:01 PMThe Real Ted CruzI studied nearly every word the Texas senator uttered during the immigration showdown. He may be the most spectacular liar ever to run for president.
Politics
Dec. 17 2015 7:38 PMThe Simple Truth About Ted CruzHe lies.
Politics
Dec. 15 2015 4:21 PMLet’s Play “Trump, Carson, or Cruz”Pretend they were your only choices for president. I know who I’d pick. Do you?
Politics
Dec. 9 2015 5:51 PMTed Cruz Won’t Stop Lying About the San Bernardino AttackThe Texas senator keeps blaming President Obama for failing to heed a warning that didn’t even occur before the attack.
Foreigners
Dec. 4 2015 10:14 PMAt War With an IdeaWhat if the freedom to bear arms is also the freedom to be a jihadi?
Politics
Nov. 30 2015 9:58 AMThe Terrorists Among UsForget Syria. The most dangerous religious extremists are migrants from North and South Carolina.
Science
Nov. 20 2015 10:23 AMDon’t Fear the Frankenfish The FDA approved a genetically engineered animal for human consumption. The campaign against it is based on fear, not facts.
Politics
Nov. 15 2015 2:26 AMObama II    Hillary Clinton plans to hug Barack Obama all the way to the nomination. 
Politics
Nov. 13 2015 7:09 PMTed Cruz Is Being Trampled on Immigration ReformThe conservative base is turning on him. 
Foreigners
Nov. 10 2015 3:19 PMNetanyahu’s New Head of Public Diplomacy Is a Terrible DiplomatWhy can’t Israel’s prime minister hire someone who hasn’t called Obama an anti-Semite?   
Politics
Nov. 2 2015 8:22 PMRubio Is Lying About Hillary LyingThe Republican candidate’s claims about Hillary Clinton and Benghazi fall apart under scrutiny.
Politics
Oct. 26 2015 1:04 PMHillary Clinton Is Smearing Bernie Sanders as a SexistIt’s ridiculous. Bernie’s record as a feminist is as good as Hillary’s.
Foreigners
Oct. 21 2015 10:35 AMIsrael’s Man-Made CrisisBenjamin Netanyahu stoked the hatred that is now erupting in violence.
Politics
Oct. 9 2015 7:22 PMThe Planned Parenthood Hearings Aren’t About Those VideosThey are group therapy sessions for pro-lifers.
Politics
Oct. 2 2015 9:43 AMRepublicans Have No Answer for RoseburgObama says that our gun supply leads to more deaths. The GOP has no plausible alternative theory.
Politics
Dec. 21 2015 10:31 AMHillary Clinton’s Line of AttackThe Democratic front-runner is developing a smart political response to the danger of terrorism. 
Politics
Dec. 16 2015 12:50 PMThe GOP Knows There Are Good Muslims, TooOn Tuesday night, Republican Party candidates may have taken their first step away from the anti-Muslim fury.
Politics
Dec. 11 2015 2:55 PMTed Cruz’s Shameful Anti-Muslim RhetoricThe GOP candidate is trying to blur the line between Muslims and Islamic extremists.
Politics
Dec. 8 2015 9:48 AMDonald Trump Isn’t the ProblemIt’s time we face the fact that he’s just channeling the bigotry of the Republican Party’s base.
Politics
Dec. 2 2015 4:59 PMThe GOP’s Planned Parenthood HypocrisyRepublicans have an ugly double standard when it comes to terrorism in the name of religion.
Politics
Nov. 24 2015 3:28 PMTed Cruz’s Sophisticated BigotryThis is how you bash Muslims while pretending to be principled. 
Politics
Nov. 18 2015 4:24 PMGuilty Until Proven ChristianFor Republicans, if you are Muslim, you are out of luck.
Foreigners
Nov. 14 2015 8:06 PMThe Easy Days Are OverAfter Paris, this period of relative peace and easy libertarianism is coming to an end.
Politics
Nov. 11 2015 3:18 PMMarco Rubio Is the Nominee in WaitingAnother winning debate performance seals it.
Politics
Nov. 4 2015 9:54 AMHillary Clinton Is Stepping Up Her Smear Campaign Against BernieFirst she suggested the Vermont senator was sexist. Now she’s reaching for the race card.
Politics
Oct. 29 2015 10:53 AMReality SucksLeading GOP candidates aren’t at war with the press. They just have a problem with the truth.
Politics
Oct. 23 2015 8:43 AMThe Benghazi Hearings ShamThe performance was a self-destructive, partisan embarrassment for the GOP.
Politics
Oct. 14 2015 12:31 PMThe Democratic Presidential Candidates Declared War on Unfettered CapitalismAs a tactic, it’s moral, pragmatic, and smart. Republicans better have an answer.
Politics
Oct. 7 2015 5:47 PMDoes Bernie Sanders Love Guns?No, but he loves hunters. Liberals should be OK with that.
Politics
Sept. 30 2015 7:34 PMThe GOP Argument for Defunding Planned Parenthood Is IncoherentThe party’s positions on the group contradict one another.

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