William Saletan William Saletan

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

Frame Game
Sept. 23 2013 10:47 AMThe Passion of the CruzObamacare, partisanship, and the shameless hypocrisy of Ted Cruz.
Human Nature
Sept. 18 2013 2:56 PMFetal Fact CheckThe doctors cited by pro-lifers say their fetal pain research doesn’t support abortion bans.
Frame Game
Sept. 12 2013 11:30 AMPutin on Assad FaceThe Russian president’s lecture about peace in Syria is all hypocrisy and lies.
Human Nature
Sept. 4 2013 2:52 PMHow to Defeat the DronesTerrorists are looking for an answer. Will they find it in technology—or in politics?
Frame Game
Aug. 30 2013 5:03 PMPain in the AssadThe case for a military strike in Syria.
Frame Game
Aug. 26 2013 8:56 AMThe Crucifixion of Bob FilnerHe’s not a serial sexual harasser. He’s the victim of a bloody lynch-mob coup.
Frame Game
Aug. 20 2013 10:32 AMPolice the PoliceDear NSA and NYPD: If you watch us, we’re going to watch you.
Future Tense
Aug. 6 2013 12:10 PMFear of ImmortalityAmericans don’t want to extend their declining years. But what if you could stay young?
Frame Game
July 31 2013 11:45 AMTruth Is TreasonProsecuting Bradley Manning for “aiding the enemy” was preposterous and totalitarian.
Frame Game
July 26 2013 1:27 PMDid George Zimmerman Get Away With Murder?The media are reporting that a juror says Zimmerman is guilty of murder. That’s not true.
Frame Game
July 22 2013 3:00 PMRules for RacismHow to think and talk constructively about race and racism.
Human Nature
July 16 2013 4:25 PMThe Boy Who LivedEmbryo testing is progress built on failure, termination, and tragedy. But we only hear about the happy endings.
Human Nature
July 10 2013 10:50 AMSpank You Very MuchIs S&M dangerous? Let’s look at the evidence.
Frame Game
July 1 2013 9:34 AMThe Taming of the SpookA secret history of the NSA surveillance program shows it’s gotten better, not worse.
Human Nature
June 24 2013 10:29 AMRethinking Gun ControlSurprising findings from a comprehensive report on gun violence.
Frame Game
Sept. 19 2013 7:39 PMPope Francis Is a LiberalIt’s not just homosexuality or birth control. He’s profoundly anti-conservative.
Frame Game
Sept. 13 2013 12:13 PMPain in the Assad, ContinuedSyria won’t follow through on chemical weapons compliance unless we stay ready to strike.
Frame Game
Sept. 10 2013 11:19 AMWhat Obama Really Thinks About SyriaThe president’s TV interviews reveal the naked truths behind his posturing.
Frame Game
Sept. 3 2013 1:27 PMAre Late Abortions Politically Viable?Planned Parenthood says its new poll shows voters oppose an abortion ban at 20 weeks. Is that true?
Frame Game
Aug. 28 2013 7:52 PMBetter Safe Than SyriaIf we keep our distance, you won’t have to stomach dead U.S. soldiers. But can you stomach all the dead Syrians?
Frame Game
Aug. 23 2013 10:39 AMThe Miranda WarningWhen governments use terrorism laws to silence journalists, anti-terrorism has run its course.
Human Nature
Aug. 7 2013 6:38 PMJew Picked a Fine Time to Leave MeWeiner, Spitzer, Filner … Are Jews less likely to cheat? The data say no.
Frame Game
Aug. 1 2013 5:28 PMLaws Are Not EnoughStop telling us what the NSA can’t do to us legally. Show us real barriers to abuse.
Frame Game
July 26 2013 6:28 PMThe Politics of PainIn the debate over banning abortions at 20 weeks, pro-lifers have the upper hand.
Frame Game
July 24 2013 2:41 PMThe Anthony Weiner TimelineHis sexual deceptions continued in 2012 and 2013. Here’s the proof.
Frame Game
July 17 2013 4:02 PMJury RiggedDid racism skew the Zimmerman verdict?
Frame Game
July 15 2013 5:15 PMYou Are Not Trayvon MartinHis death wasn’t about race, guns, or your pet issue. It was about misjudgment and overreaction—exactly what we’re doing now to the verdict.
Frame Game
July 5 2013 12:17 PMIt’s Not a Coup, We SwearEgypt’s generals just overthrew their president. Now they’re telling us it’s all about democracy.
Frame Game
June 26 2013 6:49 PMAnti-Gay Is YesterdayConservatives say the Supreme Court trampled the people’s will on gay marriage. But the people’s will has changed.
Technology
June 21 2013 10:11 AMGoing CourtlessThe NSA searches its mass database of phone records without real judicial oversight. That’s unacceptable.

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