William Saletan
William Saletan William Saletan

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

Foreigners
March 27 2015 9:28 AMAndreas Lubitz Didn’t Commit SuicideIt was mass murder.
Foreigners
March 20 2015 7:18 PMDon’t Believe BibiThe Israeli prime minister says he didn’t mean what he said. Even he knows he can’t be trusted.
Foreigners
March 17 2015 12:08 PMNetanyahu’s Hate SpeechIsrael’s prime minister is trying to stay in power by turning a million Arab Israelis into the enemy.
Foreigners
March 13 2015 8:11 PMIsrael’s Sore LoserBenjamin Netanyahu has botched his re-election the same way he has botched everything else.
Foreigners
March 9 2015 6:56 PMTwo-Faced BibiBenjamin Netanyahu only sounds like America’s ally when he is in America. At home, he’s a nationalist, xenophobic strongman.
Foreigners
March 3 2015 1:49 PMThe Gross Hypocrisy of Benjamin NetanyahuDon’t pretend Bibi didn’t mean to offend Obama. He is a bully and a liar. 
Politics
Feb. 24 2015 12:14 PMGo Ahead and Say It, Mr. PresidentRepublicans are your true enemy.
Frame Game
Feb. 19 2015 6:20 PMJudgment DaySan Francisco Catholics want a church that doesn’t judge. That’s not possible. 
Foreigners
Feb. 5 2015 8:03 PMHow to Make Enemies and Influence PeopleWhy ISIS’s atrocities will destroy it.
Politics
Jan. 14 2015 6:00 AMMy First Byline: Interning at the New Republic in 1986Watch Jacob Weisberg and William Saletan talk about the start of their journalism careers.
Human Nature
Dec. 24 2014 7:00 AMCreativity for CreationistsAn evolutionary creationist evangelizes to Christians about science.
Politics
Dec. 11 2014 10:58 AMInformed BiasWhile blacks see the grand jury decisions in Ferguson and Staten Island almost identically, whites see them as dramatically different. Why is that?
Human Nature
Dec. 4 2014 8:52 AMGod’s Work?A new poll suggests Americans aren’t so confident in their creationism.
Foreigners
Nov. 18 2014 10:12 AMDid Abdul-Rahman Kassig Deny ISIS the Ending It Wanted?
Politics
Nov. 6 2014 7:16 PMForget the Republican MandateWhy the president could govern with the midterm election’s nonvoters in mind.​
Foreigners
March 25 2015 8:13 PMWhat Does Obama Want From Netanyahu?If the Israeli prime minister wants to make nice, here’s what he’ll have to do.
Foreigners
March 19 2015 9:55 AMThe Price Israel Must PayWe no longer have a Netanyahu problem. We have an Israel problem.
Foreigners
March 16 2015 5:02 PMWe’ll Always Have ParisHow can we help Jews stay in Europe?
Low Concept
March 11 2015 6:31 PMAn Open Letter to 47 Republican Senators of the United States of America from Iran’s Hard-LinersYou have opened our eyes. We are brothers.
Frame Game
March 4 2015 10:53 AMSlate Voice: “Shag the Dog”Listen to Will Saletan read his 2001 essay about the merits of zoophilia.
Politics
Feb. 27 2015 9:42 PMAn Israeli InsultBenjamin Netanyahu is risking U.S.-Israeli relations on partisan politics. It’s revolting and dangerous.
Frame Game
Feb. 20 2015 6:54 PMHow Obama Thinks About Islam and TerrorismHe sees the connection. That’s why he chooses his words so carefully.
Politics
Feb. 9 2015 3:29 PMFor Christ’s SakeSome Republicans would rather defend Christianity from all criticism than stand clearly against religious violence. 
Politics
Jan. 16 2015 6:46 PMBlue Devil’s AdvocateDuke University’s decision to not allow a Muslim call to prayer from its chapel tower was clumsy, but perhaps the right one.
Foreigners
Jan. 7 2015 6:22 PMDisgracing IslamIslamic terrorists think they are avenging the caricature of their faith. Actually, they are the caricature.
Politics
Dec. 15 2014 1:52 PMPrejudice All AroundIn Ferguson, all sides failed to adjust their opinions to the evidence.
Frame Game
Dec. 8 2014 11:53 PMA Conservative Case for Gay MarriageHow to talk to your antigay religious relatives about same-sex unions.
Foreigners
Nov. 21 2014 4:14 PMHate Thy NeighborHow Israel teaches its citizens all the wrong lessons.
Frame Game
Nov. 12 2014 9:34 AMDivine RevisionHow Mormons will come to accept homosexuality.
Politics
Nov. 4 2014 11:25 PMA Victory for the LeftChin up, Democrats. Republicans may have won the Senate, but the country is headed your way.

READ MORE STORIES

  Slate Plus
Working
March 30 2015 11:32 AM The “How Does a U.N. Official Work?” Transcript What’s it like to manage the U.N.’s Ebola response? Read a transcript of Adam Davidson’s conversation with the assistant secretary-general for field support.