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.

Politics
Aug. 26 2016 1:25 PMThe Enemy WithinDonald Trump obsesses over threats from without. It’s the useful idiots in our midst who pose the bigger threat.
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Aug. 8 2016 3:16 PMHow Trump’s “Toughness” Makes Him a Sucker for PutinHis bluster and his businessman’s approach to diplomacy have made him a tool of Russian interests.
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July 29 2016 1:21 PMShe’s With UsThe fundamental choice in this election is between Trump’s “I” and Hillary’s “We.”
Politics
July 26 2016 5:26 PMThe Party of Trump vs. the Party of Traditional ValuesAt the DNC, speakers are framing liberal arguments in conservative terms.
Politics
July 20 2016 12:30 AMTrump’s CowardHow Paul Ryan embraced a racist and ruined his party.
Politics
July 14 2016 3:39 PMNot by the Color of Their UniformThe Dallas shooting offered a parable about racism. Just not the one you think.
Politics
July 6 2016 1:05 PMThe Vast Left-Wing Media Conspiracy to Make Donald Trump Look Like a BigotGive us a gold star!
Politics
June 28 2016 2:03 PMIt Can’t Happen HereBrexit isn’t good news for Trump. Nativism is still a losing proposition.
Politics
June 15 2016 5:33 PMDonald Trump’s Bigotry Is Not About MuslimsHe has the same beefs with blacks, Latinos, and other minorities.
The Slatest
June 7 2016 7:30 PMDonald Trump’s Statement About the “Mexican” Judge Is More Damning Than He Realizes
Politics
June 3 2016 4:19 PMMexicans, Muslims, Cubans, Blacks: Donald Trump Is a Serial Exploiter of PrejudiceCross him and your ethnicity is grounds for suspicion.
Politics
May 31 2016 2:17 PMFreaking Out About the Trump-Clinton Polls? Here’s a Better Way to Read Them.Ignore the headlines. Find the story being told by the internal data.
Politics
May 19 2016 6:56 PM10 Things Every Politician Who Endorses Donald Trump Should Be Forced to DefendAn indictment.
Politics
May 3 2016 10:11 AMHow Trump’s “Unpredictability” Dodge Became the Dumbest Doctrine in PoliticsHe couldn’t answer a question. He wound up with a political philosophy.
Politics
April 20 2016 10:52 AMThe Primaries Aren’t Democratic? They’re Not Supposed to Be Democratic.The parties are doing what parties are built to do: pick the candidates who best represent them.
Politics
Aug. 25 2016 8:09 PMHillary’s Lifeboat to the GOPThe Democratic nominee offered her rivals a way to save themselves from the catastrophe that is Donald Trump.
Politics
Aug. 3 2016 4:57 PM10 Vile Things Donald Trump Has Said Since the GOP ConventionThere is no Trump “pivot.”
Politics
July 28 2016 2:58 PMThe DNC Turns to the RightThe Democrats have borrowed the language of conservatism to appeal to GOP defectors.
Politics
July 21 2016 11:23 AMMike Pence’s New GodThe Christian conservative was supposed to bring morality to Trump’s campaign. Instead he caved to Trump. 
Politics
July 19 2016 9:05 AMThe Most Damning Speech of the GOP ConventionIt wasn’t Melania Trump’s.
Politics
July 8 2016 7:40 PMThere Is a War Over Race in AmericaBut it’s not whites vs. blacks.
The Slatest
June 30 2016 7:53 PMDonald Trump on Jimmy the Greek's Racist Slurs About Black Athletes: "He Was Doing OK ’Til He Said He Was Sorry"
Politics
June 23 2016 5:56 PMDonald Trump’s Next-Generation BigotryNot content with attacking immigrants, Trump is now smearing their American-born children. And the children of those children.
Politics
June 13 2016 9:07 AMTrump’s Response to Orlando Is Exactly What ISIS WantsPolarization, immoderation, attacks on civilians and Islam: ISIS's wish list is Trump's platform.
Politics
June 7 2016 1:52 PM14 Republican Excuses for Donald Trump’s RacismIt’s not racism. It’s a matter of tone. It’s just Trump being Trump. And more!
Politics
June 1 2016 1:11 PMTrump’s Attack on a Federal Judge Is an Open Appeal to RacismDon’t normalize it.
Politics
May 24 2016 4:14 PMWhy Won’t Obama Call the Men He Keeps Killing Radical Islamic Terrorists?When it comes to calling our enemies names before blowing them up, the president is soft.
Politics
May 11 2016 8:24 PMThe Worst Republican for the JobTrump is no Romney, Rubio, or Kasich. Just look at the polls.
Politics
April 26 2016 9:09 AMPolls Say Bernie Is More Electable Than Hillary. Don’t Believe Them.What they really show is a candidate who hasn’t been attacked.
Faith-based
April 8 2016 5:37 PMPope Francis’ “Amoris Laetitia” Is a Closeted Argument for Gay MarriageThe Pope’s own words about infertility and erotic love undermine his argument against same-sex marriage.

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