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.

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Dec. 12 2018 2:40 PMTrump Won’t Win a Shutdown Over the Border WallThe polls are a warning.
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Dec. 4 2018 7:31 PMTrump Is More Loyal to Dictators Than to the U.S.His lies about Jamal Khashoggi’s murder are a threat to national security.
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Nov. 27 2018 6:53 PMClimate Change Is Burning Homes and Killing PeopleBut it’s not bothering Donald Trump.
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Nov. 9 2018 6:13 PMIf Trump Wants the Russia Investigation to End, He Should Stop Committing Crimes
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Nov. 7 2018 11:22 AMExit Polls Show the GOP May Be Digging Itself Into an Ideological HoleTen takeaways from Tuesday’s results.
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Oct. 31 2018 7:22 PMRadical Right-Wing TerrorismThe president blames incendiary rhetoric when a killer is Muslim. But not when the terrorist is racist or white.
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Oct. 26 2018 6:24 PMTrump’s Saudi Arabia Response Shows His Foreign Policy Is Only About MoneyTo the president, Jamal Khashoggi’s death isn’t an outrage. It’s the possible loss of a deal.
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Oct. 19 2018 6:51 PMIn Trump’s America, Violence WinsThe president praised a Montana congressman who assaulted a reporter. But voters aren’t punishing the GOP for its support of brutality.
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Oct. 10 2018 7:00 PMWhy Immigration Opponents Should Worry About Climate ChangeThe Americans who want to keep immigrants out will be dismayed by the latest climate report.
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Oct. 3 2018 9:05 PMTrump’s Mockery of Ford’s Testimony Was Full of Lies. His Supporters Are Spreading Them.
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Sept. 28 2018 10:44 AMKavanaugh Lied to the Judiciary Committee—RepeatedlyThursday’s hearing didn’t prove whether Kavanaugh assaulted Ford. But we do know the Supreme Court nominee wasn’t honest in his testimony.
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Sept. 26 2018 11:13 PMKavanaugh’s Increasingly Dubious DenialsThe weight of testimony against the Supreme Court nominee is becoming heavier and heavier.
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Sept. 21 2018 8:03 PMPeople Are Out to Undermine President TrumpAs they should be.
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Sept. 12 2018 7:35 PMThe Weekly Standard’s Kavanaugh Fact Check Was CorrectThinkProgress and its allies show their bias by denouncing it.
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Sept. 4 2018 7:28 PMTrump Just Exposed the “Corrupt Intent” Mueller NeedsIn a tweet, of course.
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Dec. 10 2018 12:58 PMHouse Republicans Took One Final Shot at Comey—and Discredited Themselves
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Nov. 29 2018 7:45 PMNever Trumpers for TrumpHow Trump’s conservative critics became wingmen for the president’s supporters.
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Nov. 25 2018 7:00 PMTrump’s Christian Apologists Are UnchristianPolls show that on immigration, race, and poverty, white evangelical Protestants have surrendered moral judgment and social responsibility.
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Nov. 7 2018 5:46 PMTrump’s Press Conference Was Nutty, Self-Absorbed, and Full of LiesThe president dismissed the public’s election rebuke and stabbed his allies in the back. And that was just the start.
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Nov. 1 2018 7:18 PMThe Villain in Trump’s Racist Campaign Ad Isn’t the ImmigrantAnd yes, it should scare you into voting.
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Oct. 29 2018 4:42 PMHow Dare People Accuse Trump of Fomenting Hatred and Violence With His Rhetoric!The president was the real victim of this past week’s attacks.
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Oct. 23 2018 6:41 PMTrump Is Celebrating Violence and Nationalism at His RalliesRepublicans aren’t pushing back.
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Oct. 16 2018 2:07 PMHow Trump Chooses What to BelieveHe trusts dictators but not climate scientists. Here’s how he justifies it.
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Oct. 5 2018 12:04 PMKavanaugh’s Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Is a FraudThis isn’t the first time the Supreme Court nominee has scrambled to clean up his partisan outbursts.
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Oct. 2 2018 4:43 PMWhat Kavanaugh’s Drinking Tells Us About His CredibilityRepublicans think Democrats are “moving the goalposts” to attack Kavanaugh’s habits. But understanding his behavior with alcohol is crucial.
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Sept. 27 2018 7:13 PMWhat Makes Christine Blasey Ford Credible
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Sept. 25 2018 5:58 PMKavanaugh’s Drinking Should Be InvestigatedIt’s possible the Supreme Court nominee was so intoxicated that he doesn’t remember assaulting his accusers. We must find out.
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Sept. 18 2018 9:09 PMInvestigate KavanaughChristine Blasey Ford wants full scrutiny of her claims against the Supreme Court nominee. The GOP should support that.
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Sept. 7 2018 1:15 PMThe Obvious SuspectThe quest to unmask the New York Times op-ed writer has been filled with speculation. But the article’s prose points to one person in particular.
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Sept. 1 2018 7:43 PMThe Triumph in John McCain’s LossesUnlike Trump, McCain understood that there could be virtue in defeat. His memorial services honored that.

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