William Saletan William Saletan

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

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Jan. 24 2014 11:19 AMShould Gays Be Allowed to Adopt, but Only if They’re Married?
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Jan. 22 2014 11:25 AMDo Most Americans Think Most Abortions Should Be Illegal? Nope. It’s a Pro-Life Spin Job.
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Jan. 17 2014 10:30 AMUtah and Gay Marriage: A Courtship
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Jan. 15 2014 10:07 AMDo Pro-Lifers Oppose Birth Control? Polls Say No.
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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.
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Nov. 5 2013 8:17 AMAiding the EnemySnowden, Manning, and Miranda leaked government secrets. Does that make them traitors and terrorists?
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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.
Outward
Oct. 23 2013 12:22 PMWhat's Keeping Jason Collins Out of the NBA? Homophobia Phobia.
Frame Game
Oct. 17 2013 1:50 PMYou’ll Pay for This, GOPHow Obama will make the 2013 shutdown a political weapon.
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Oct. 14 2013 10:12 AMHurts So GoodIf the debt ceiling fight ends soon, thank polls and markets for bringing pain to the GOP.
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Oct. 8 2013 7:15 PMBite the BallotObama’s message to House Republicans: Vote on the shutdown so we can oust you in the midterms.
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Jan. 23 2014 3:55 PMThe Political Peril of Second-Trimester Abortions
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Jan. 21 2014 8:54 AMIf You Don’t Trust the NSA, Why Trust the Phone Company?
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Jan. 16 2014 1:13 PMHow Obama Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the NSA
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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.
Science
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.
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Nov. 7 2013 3:46 PMThe Patient EnglishThe British Parliament’s interrogation of spy agencies about domestic surveillance is a joke.
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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?
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Oct. 29 2013 1:16 PMHave the NSA Leaks Become an Attack on All U.S. Espionage?
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Oct. 21 2013 4:38 PMBarack Obama, Insurance SalesmanThe president peddles health insurance—and pounds the GOP.
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Oct. 15 2013 10:25 AMPrimary KillersIf congressional Republicans are smart, they’ll postpone the next debt limit till after the 2014 primaries.
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Oct. 10 2013 12:33 PM“Surrender” CreepIf Republicans don’t like the shutdown, why do they say ending it would be “surrender”?
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Oct. 7 2013 1:18 PMThe Kindness of KidnappersHouse Republicans’ shutdown strategy: Take hostages, then release them, one by one, for leverage and PR.

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