William Saletan William Saletan

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

March 11 2014 10:23 AMA Policy Against Gay Marriage Is One Thing. But a Policy Against Gay Expression Goes Too Far.
March 7 2014 12:39 PMDoes Opposing Gay Marriage Make You A Bigot? No.
March 5 2014 11:03 AMHow the Muslim Taxi Driver Became a Bogeyman
March 3 2014 10:51 AMJohn Kerry Is an Infuriating Hair-Splitter. He Might Be Just the Right Guy to Deal With Ukraine.
Feb. 27 2014 2:52 PMTo Kill a Religious Freedom Bill, Don’t Warn People About Christians. Warn Them About Muslims.
Feb. 25 2014 4:30 PMHow the Right-Wing Echo Chamber Turned My Old Abortion Article Into a Fake News Story
Feb. 24 2014 2:07 PMIs President Obama a Mongrel? You Say That Like It’s a Bad Thing.
Feb. 19 2014 3:08 PMWhy Shark Attacks Have Increased—and Why They’re Becoming Less Deadly
Human Nature
Feb. 17 2014 7:41 PMA Nation of Snake HandlersHow many people must die before the U.S. gives up this insane practice?
Frame Game
Feb. 14 2014 12:10 PMHomosexuality and Interracial Sex: Is Bobby Jindal the New Bob Jones?
Feb. 12 2014 6:32 PMIs Obama’s Answer About Smoking Pot Better Than Rubio’s?
Feb. 11 2014 1:43 PMThe Pot QuestionDrug-bashing politicians who refuse to say whether they’ve smoked marijuana aren’t modeling sobriety. They’re modeling deceit.
Feb. 10 2014 10:27 AMMichael Sam Defied a Family History of Crime and Death. What He Couldn’t Change Was His Homosexuality.
Feb. 6 2014 2:57 PMA Senior U.S. Astronomer Believes in the Resurrection. Deal With It.
Feb. 5 2014 11:41 PMMorality and Embryo Testing: Experience Teaches, Experience Numbs
March 10 2014 10:24 AMBob Gates and Other Sensible Republicans Are Fair to Obama. Give Them the Same Courtesy.
March 6 2014 1:20 PMCan You Accept Gay Marriage While Discriminating Against Cohabitation? These Republicans Say Yes.
March 4 2014 10:45 AMObama Yields to the Will of Others. So Why Shouldn’t Israel Push Him Around?
Feb. 28 2014 12:13 PMA Driver Beat a Ticket for Using His Map App in Traffic, Because Cellphone Laws Are a Joke
Feb. 26 2014 5:19 PMIf Creationists Can’t Be Scientists, How Do You Explain These Stories From Slate Readers?
Feb. 24 2014 5:57 PMWho’s Protecting Muslims From Christians in Africa? The Catholic Church.
Feb. 21 2014 10:39 AMIs Creationism Compatible With Science? The Evidence Says Yes.
Feb. 18 2014 3:21 PMYes, Guns Are More Dangerous Than Snakes. Here’s the Math.
Feb. 14 2014 3:52 PMMuslim-Baiting in the 2016 Presidential Campaign
Feb. 13 2014 1:55 PMHow Do You End Up Slaughtering Muslims? By Blaming Muslims For Religious Violence.
Feb. 12 2014 11:07 AMMichael Sam’s Gay Life Can’t Be Less Moral Than His Dad’s “Old School” Parenting
Feb. 11 2014 10:00 AMIs the Vatican Out of Touch With Catholics? In the U.S., Yes. But Not Worldwide.
Feb. 7 2014 10:38 AMWhy Is This Racial Stereotype Politically Correct?
Human Nature
Feb. 6 2014 8:28 AMThe Impotence of CreationismIt’s complete nonsense. But as a compartmentalized fantasy, it’s harmless.
Feb. 4 2014 1:41 PMDid the Bad Economy Drive Down the Abortion Rate?




Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS

But the next president might. 

The Extraordinary Amicus Brief That Attempts to Explain the Wu-Tang Clan to the Supreme Court Justices

Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company. Here Are Its Six New Devices.

The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.

How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?

Here are the facts.

Altered State

The Plight of the Pre-Legalization Marijuana Offender

What should happen to weed users and dealers busted before the stuff was legal?

Surprise! The Women Hired to Fix the NFL Think the NFL Is Just Great.

You Shouldn’t Spank Anyone but Your Consensual Sex Partner

Sept. 17 2014 5:10 PM The Most Awkward Scenario in Which a Man Can Hold a Door for a Woman
  News & Politics
Sept. 18 2014 10:42 AM Scalia’s Liberal Streak The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
The Vault
Sept. 18 2014 9:57 AM “The Sun Never Sets Upon the British Empire,” Explained in GIF by an Old Children’s Toy
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 6:14 PM Today in Gender Gaps: Biking
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Sept. 18 2014 8:53 AM The Other Huxtable Effect Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.
Future Tense
Sept. 18 2014 10:07 AM “The Day It All Ended” A short story from Hieroglyph, a new science fiction anthology.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 18 2014 7:30 AM Red and Green Ghosts Haunt the Stormy Night
Sports Nut
Sept. 17 2014 3:51 PM NFL Jerk Watch: Roger Goodell How much should you loathe the pro football commissioner?