William Saletan William Saletan

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

Human Nature
Feb. 4 2014 10:56 AMWhy Abortions Are DownIs it birth control or moral aversion? Maybe both. Some lessons for pro-lifers.
Jan. 31 2014 3:32 PMAre TSA Officers Mocking Our Body Scans? Let’s Turn the Cameras On Them.
Jan. 29 2014 12:13 PMThe Mystery of Obama’s Speech: What Happened To the Word “Inequality”?
Jan. 27 2014 5:31 PMRoss Douthat Says Reproductive Freedom Has Hurt Marriage. Is He Right?
Jan. 24 2014 11:19 AMShould Gays Be Allowed to Adopt, but Only if They’re Married?
Jan. 22 2014 11:25 AMDo Most Americans Think Most Abortions Should Be Illegal? Nope. It’s a Pro-Life Spin Job.
Jan. 17 2014 10:30 AMUtah and Gay Marriage: A Courtship
Jan. 15 2014 10:07 AMDo Pro-Lifers Oppose Birth Control? Polls Say No.
Jan. 14 2014 6:01 PMA New Blog About Rethinking the World
Human Nature
Nov. 25 2013 8:25 PMMore Is LesbianNearly 20 percent of young British women say they’ve had a same-sex experience. What’s going on?
Human Nature
Nov. 20 2013 10:36 AMThe Dallas DoubtersMost Americans don’t believe conspiracy theories about JFK or UFOs. But they don’t trust the government’s story, either.
Frame Game
Nov. 14 2013 10:25 AMObamacare’s JanitorHow Jay Carney spins Obamacare’s failures.
Frame Game
Nov. 8 2013 12:09 PMThe End of the ENDA DebateIn 1996, opponents spoke on the Senate floor against ENDA. In 2013, they went silent.
Frame Game
Nov. 5 2013 8:17 AMAiding the EnemySnowden, Manning, and Miranda leaked government secrets. Does that make them traitors and terrorists?
Frame Game
Oct. 31 2013 11:15 AMMend It, Don’t End ItRepublicans want to repeal Obamacare. Obama wants to fix it. The polls are on his side.
Feb. 3 2014 8:02 AMNetanyahu Says Boycott Threats Influence Palestinians But Not Israelis. He’s Bluffing.
Jan. 30 2014 2:37 PMIs Water More Dangerous Than Pot?
Frame Game
Jan. 29 2014 9:22 AMThe Work EthicObama is betting that Americans will side with labor over capitalism. He’s right.
Jan. 27 2014 8:26 AMTed Cruz Played Politics With the Shutdown and Lost. Now He’s Feigning Innocence.
Jan. 23 2014 3:55 PMThe Political Peril of Second-Trimester Abortions
Jan. 21 2014 8:54 AMIf You Don’t Trust the NSA, Why Trust the Phone Company?
Jan. 16 2014 1:13 PMHow Obama Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the NSA
Jan. 14 2014 6:03 PMSick of the Abortion Debate? NARAL's New Report Shows Birth Control Is the Way Out.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 6 2014 2:03 PMThe Three Jews, Two-and-a-Half Opinions GabfestListen to Slate's show about the minimum wage fight, the threat of violence in Sochi, and the campus politics of criticizing Israel.
Human Nature
Nov. 21 2013 1:33 PMWomen Are Passing the Marine Infantry Course. Get Over It.
Nov. 19 2013 12:57 PMConspiracy Theorists Aren’t Really SkepticsThe fascinating psychology of people who know the real truth about JFK, UFOs, and 9/11.
Frame Game
Nov. 12 2013 8:02 AMPain vs. PollsThe 20-week abortion ban isn’t designed to fit the science of fetal pain. It’s designed to fit the polls.
Frame Game
Nov. 7 2013 3:46 PMThe Patient EnglishThe British Parliament’s interrogation of spy agencies about domestic surveillance is a joke.
Frame Game
Nov. 1 2013 12:18 PMThe German GambitSnowden exposed NSA espionage against the Germans. He wants their protection from the U.S. Will he get it?
Frame Game
Oct. 29 2013 1:16 PMHave the NSA Leaks Become an Attack on All U.S. Espionage?




Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore, and Schools Are Getting Worried

The Good Wife Is Cynical, Thrilling, and Grown-Up. It’s Also TV’s Best Drama.

  News & Politics
Sept. 19 2014 9:15 PM Chris Christie, Better Than Ever
Sept. 19 2014 6:35 PM Pabst Blue Ribbon is Being Sold to the Russians, Was So Over Anyway
Inside Higher Ed
Sept. 19 2014 1:34 PM Empty Seats, Fewer Donors? College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 4:48 PM You Should Be Listening to Sbtrkt
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 19 2014 5:09 PM Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?   A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.