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

Human Nature
June 19 2013 7:46 AMThe Pain ThresholdBanning abortions at 20 weeks is just the beginning of a plan to outlaw them altogether.
Frame Game
June 13 2013 3:13 PMMeta ManObama’s nonanswers to questions about government surveillance.
Technology
June 7 2013 2:49 PMPRISM PlanetThe government’s cybersurveillance program targets foreigners, not Americans. But can it tell the difference?
Frame Game
June 4 2013 5:37 PMEx-FeministsDo marriage and parenthood make people more conservative about women and families?
Superman
May 29 2013 11:25 AMThe War on SleepThere’s a military arms race to build soldiers who fight without fatigue.
Frame Game
May 16 2013 5:56 PMScandal JujitsuHow is Obama coping with multiple scandals? By playing them off against one another.
Human Nature
May 14 2013 9:57 AMKermit the RogueThe vast majority of abortion doctors are nothing like Kermit Gosnell.
Frame Game
April 29 2013 8:12 AMThe Tortured TsarnaevsThe Boston bombers’ family history: theft, violence, and religious strife.
Frame Game
April 22 2013 7:52 PMThe Boston Bombers’ Awful ParentsThey ignored the warnings, they deny the crime, and they’re slinging false accusations.
Frame Game
April 17 2013 10:55 AMThe NRA’s Latest Bald-Faced LieAn NRA ad claims 80 percent of police in a poll said background checks will have no effect. That’s a lie.
Frame Game
April 15 2013 5:31 PMGuns Yes, Immigrants NoWhy do Republicans love background checks for immigrants but not for gun buyers?
Human Nature
April 8 2013 7:49 AMA War Without InnocenceUgly revelations about the drone campaign in Pakistan don’t discredit the weapons or the war.
Human Nature
April 5 2013 12:12 PMThe Aurora WarningsJames Holmes’ psychiatrist told campus police he was homicidal. Why wasn’t the warning passed on?
Human Nature
April 1 2013 8:08 AMUnfit To Bear ArmsPolice files from Sandy Hook and Tucson show we need more scrutiny of gun buyers’ mental health.
Frame Game
March 25 2013 6:50 PMThe Gaying of AmericaOpponents of same-sex marriage struggle to explain why polls have turned against them.
Frame Game
June 17 2013 5:42 PMThe Lockbox LieIf our phone records are protected by a “lockbox,” why can the NSA search them without a warrant?
Technology
June 10 2013 6:33 PMThe Case for Mass SurveillanceThe NSA’s database of phone calls makes sense. But it needs clear safeguards to prevent abuse.
Frame Game
June 6 2013 3:52 PMStop Freaking Out About the NSAThe government’s phone surveillance isn’t Orwellian. It’s limited and supervised.
Frame Game
May 30 2013 3:01 PMDrone OnWhy is Obama still blasting militants after he announced new drone rules? Because the rules are a joke.
Frame Game
May 20 2013 5:37 PMObama’s Boyfriend LineWhy did the president insert gay marriage into a speech about manhood?
Slate V
May 16 2013 5:21 PMHow to Frame an Abortionist (VIDEO)The deceptive editing of pro-life videos to make abortion clinics look bad.
Future Tense
May 7 2013 7:18 AMDrones Over AmericaWe’ve seen what drones can do in Pakistan. So we’re not exactly thrilled about being watched by them at home.
Frame Game
April 25 2013 11:21 AMI’m Telling Your ImamIf you want to stop Islamic terrorism, Muslims are your best friends.
Frame Game
April 19 2013 2:22 PMPlease, Listen to RuslanThe bombing suspects’ uncle delivers an extraordinary message about character, shame, and collective responsibility.
Human Nature
April 16 2013 10:39 PMThe Next BostonThe FBI’s case list shows we’re lucky not to have suffered more bombings. Don’t be surprised if we’re hit again.
Frame Game
April 10 2013 3:39 PMI’ll Be His Weiner WifeIf you don’t want to forgive Anthony Weiner, do it for his wife.
Political Gabfest
April 5 2013 1:57 PMThe Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor ... But Not on the Basketball Court GabfestListen to Slate's show about Marco Rubio’s vacillation on immigration reform, new abortion laws in conservative states, and the line between tough coaching and bullying.
Frame Game
April 3 2013 5:15 PMThumpersBill O’Reilly is right: Conservatives should stop thumping the Bible to justify their views on gay marriage—or anything else.
Human Nature
March 27 2013 12:38 PMHomosexuality as InfertilityHow the gay marriage debate will end.
Human Nature
March 21 2013 3:16 PMShanks on a PlaneThe case for letting passengers carry knives.

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