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
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.
Politics
Sept. 23 2015 10:41 AMThe GOP’s Catholic Presidential Candidates Are the Real Cafeteria Catholics10 excuses they use to ignore the pope’s teachings.
Foreigners
Sept. 10 2015 9:57 AMBusiness as UsualThe horrors of Europe’s migrant crisis are just another part of the new global economy.
Medical Examiner
Sept. 1 2015 12:20 PMDoes Contraception Reduce Abortions?The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.
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
Sept. 28 2015 1:18 PMPapal LawOn issue after issue, Pope Francis’ visit was a rebuke to conservative ideology.
Cover Story
Sept. 20 2015 9:04 PMThe Patron Saint of the LeftWhy Pope Francis isn’t the liberal rock star American Catholics think he is.
Politics
Sept. 2 2015 12:35 PMObama’s Jewish Problem10 principles that have guided the president’s most difficult conversations with Jews.
Politics
Aug. 7 2015 3:25 AMThe GOP’s Inconvenient TruthsIf you listened closely Thursday night, several Republican candidates let some heresies slip out.

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