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
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.
Frame Game
Oct. 14 2013 10:12 AMHurts So GoodIf the debt ceiling fight ends soon, thank polls and markets for bringing pain to the GOP.
Frame Game
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.
Frame Game
Oct. 3 2013 9:40 AMYour Government Is Our LeverageRepublicans say they’ll extend the shutdown as a weapon in the debt ceiling fight.
Frame Game
Sept. 30 2013 2:16 PMThe Chutzpah of “Compromise”The GOP’s shutdown game plan: Create a fake middle ground and blame Democrats for refusing to negotiate.
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
Oct. 29 2013 1:16 PMHave the NSA Leaks Become an Attack on All U.S. Espionage?
Frame Game
Oct. 21 2013 4:38 PMBarack Obama, Insurance SalesmanThe president peddles health insurance—and pounds the GOP.
Frame Game
Oct. 15 2013 10:25 AMPrimary KillersIf congressional Republicans are smart, they’ll postpone the next debt limit till after the 2014 primaries.
Frame Game
Oct. 10 2013 12:33 PM“Surrender” CreepIf Republicans don’t like the shutdown, why do they say ending it would be “surrender”?
Frame Game
Oct. 7 2013 1:18 PMThe Kindness of KidnappersHouse Republicans’ shutdown strategy: Take hostages, then release them, one by one, for leverage and PR.
Frame Game
Oct. 1 2013 6:10 PMThe “Republican Shutdown”Obama escalates his indictment of the entire GOP. Will his pressure break the standoff?
Moneybox
Sept. 27 2013 10:41 AM“Economic Shutdown”Obama's new weapon in the debt ceiling fight.
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.

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Sept. 30 2014 9:33 PM Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 30 2014 7:02 PM At Long Last, eBay Sets PayPal Free
  Life
Gaming
Sept. 30 2014 7:35 PM Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 8:54 PM Bette Davis Talks Gender Roles in a Delightful, Animated Interview From 1963
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:00 PM There’s Going to Be a Live-Action Tetris Movie for Some Reason
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 30 2014 11:51 PM Should You Freeze Your Eggs? An egg freezing party is not a great place to find answers to this or other questions.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.