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
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?
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.
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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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Oct. 3 2013 9:40 AMYour Government Is Our LeverageRepublicans say they’ll extend the shutdown as a weapon in the debt ceiling fight.
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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?
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.
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.
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Sept. 13 2013 12:13 PMPain in the Assad, ContinuedSyria won’t follow through on chemical weapons compliance unless we stay ready to strike.
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Sept. 10 2013 11:19 AMWhat Obama Really Thinks About SyriaThe president’s TV interviews reveal the naked truths behind his posturing.
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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?

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