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
March 2 2016 12:36 PMMarco Rubio Is Confused About Why It’s Bad to Be RacistThe desperate candidate says Trump’s bigotry is bad, but not for the reason you think.
Politics
Feb. 26 2016 4:18 PMCruz and Rubio’s Biggest ProblemThey’re both politicians and Donald Trump is killing them for it.
Politics
Feb. 22 2016 1:22 PMDonald Trump Has Clinched NothingTrump’s South Carolina–New Hampshire double is being touted as a sure sign he’ll win the nomination. It’s not.
Politics
Feb. 16 2016 12:41 PMWhy Heller Is the New Roe v. WadeJustice Scalia’s decision on gun rights will be the one that conservatives care about most. 
Politics
Feb. 10 2016 3:21 PMThe GOP Establishment Will Not Find Salvation in South CarolinaThe only candidate who can beat Donald Trump is Ted Cruz, and vice versa. 
Politics
Feb. 4 2016 4:52 PMMarco Rubio’s SpinelessnessThe Florida senator attacks Obama for a perfectly normal speech about Muslims.
Politics
Feb. 2 2016 12:18 PMMarco Rubio Isn’t a WinnerThe Florida senator did better than expected, but most Republicans still prefer Ted Cruz or Donald Trump.
Politics
Jan. 28 2016 12:27 PMDonald Trump Is the GOP’s WarlordThe Republican Party is officially a failed state.
Politics
Jan. 19 2016 8:48 AMIs Donald Trump the Only Leading Republican We Can Trust on Iran? The Republican front-runner is the sole serious GOP candidate who hasn’t promised to rip up the Iran deal on Day One. 
Politics
Jan. 14 2016 11:14 AMThe Marco Rubio Stump Speech DecoderA glossary to the Florida senator’s kinder, gentler version of the GOP culture war.
Cover Story
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
Feb. 29 2016 8:10 PMObama Didn’t Create TrumpThe GOP’s opposition to Obama did.
Low Concept
Feb. 24 2016 7:19 PMAn Inconvenient TrumpLike climate change, Donald Trump is an oncoming disaster that the GOP refuses to face.
Politics
Feb. 17 2016 1:41 PMThe Supreme Choice How should President Obama play his Supreme Court hand? Nine options.
Politics
Feb. 12 2016 6:01 PMHillary Clinton’s Moderation Is a VirtueShe shouldn’t apologize for being a moderate. That’s what would make her a good president.
Politics
Feb. 8 2016 5:51 PMTed Cruz Wants to Protect Our DaughtersHow the Texas senator made drafting women into the military a wedge issue. 
Politics
Feb. 3 2016 9:35 AMTed Cruz Just Lied AgainThe Texas senator is now telling even bigger lies about his record on immigration.
Politics
Jan. 29 2016 5:32 PMFox News Caught Ted Cruz Lying AgainThe network’s anchors nailed him again in the GOP debate.
Politics
Jan. 22 2016 1:46 PMTed Cruz’s Assad StrategyWhy the Texas senator wants the GOP primary to be a choice between him and Donald Trump.
Politics
Jan. 15 2016 11:30 AMGun NutsThe GOP presidential candidates have an extreme paranoid fear of gun laws and gun confiscation.
Politics
Jan. 10 2016 8:02 PMA History of DeceptionThe definitive timeline of what Ted Cruz said and did in the 2013 immigration debate.
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.

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