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. 2 2018 2:33 PMCrossing JordanRep. Jim Jordan is trying to silence the former students who have accused him of knowing about sexual abuse.
Politics
July 29 2018 9:59 PMJim Jordan, Team PlayerHe denies that his Ohio State colleagues knew about sexual abuse. The evidence says they did.
Politics
July 23 2018 8:05 PMRussian InterventionRepublican congressmen, on TV, try to get through to Donald Trump about Russia.
Politics
July 16 2018 7:58 PMTrump vs. StrzokIt’s the embattled FBI agent, not the president, who models American values.
Politics
July 6 2018 7:55 PMThe Jordan RulesJim Jordan condemns others without mercy. His role in the Ohio State wrestling scandal should be judged the same way.
Politics
June 29 2018 8:36 PMSoft on CrimeaIn a hearing on the Russia investigation, Democrats defend law enforcement, while Republicans see bias.
Politics
June 26 2018 2:29 PMCowards and TradersDonald Trump’s defense of a disastrous trade war echoes George W. Bush.
Politics
June 14 2018 11:24 PMUnread OctoberThe FBI ignored Anthony Weiner’s laptop. That may have cost Hillary Clinton the election.
Politics
June 5 2018 3:58 PMTrump’s Damning DefenseA secret letter from Donald Trump’s counsel doesn’t exonerate the president. It implicates him.
Politics
May 23 2018 6:57 PMTrump’s Favorite AnimalsDon’t buy his outrage against MS-13. He loves killers, as long as they cozy up to him.
Politics
May 16 2018 11:19 AMStormy Daniels and “the Meaning of IsDonald Trump is using Bill Clinton’s tricks to lie about Stormy Daniels.
Politics
May 5 2018 7:35 PMJimnasticsRudy Giuliani can’t reconcile Donald Trump’s explanations for firing James Comey.
Politics
May 1 2018 1:37 PMBelieve James ComeyI watched all of James Comey’s interviews. He’s telling the truth.
Politics
April 20 2018 5:03 PMMemogoguesThe Republican hit job on the Comey memos.
Politics
March 23 2018 9:09 PMWhy Does John Bolton Defend Islamophobes?The incoming national security adviser has spoken to the complexities of the Islamic world—and the worst instincts of his base.
Politics
July 31 2018 7:30 PMDrop the MikeDonald Trump says he didn’t try to end the Mike Flynn investigation. His lawyer isn’t so sure.
Politics
July 27 2018 7:27 PMRudy’s RedoHow Donald Trump’s new lawyer is trying to discredit his old one.
Politics
July 18 2018 9:21 AMThe CorrectionsPresident Trump says he misspoke in Helsinki about Russia’s election interference. What a joke.
Politics
July 10 2018 7:41 PMJim RatThere’s no middle ground on Ohio State. If the wrestlers aren’t lying, then Jim Jordan is.
Politics
July 3 2018 2:13 PMRoe BlockWhy Republicans don’t actually want to repeal Roe v. Wade.
Politics
June 27 2018 7:43 PMDeadweight DonaldPolls show the president is an albatross on his party heading into November.
Politics
June 17 2018 9:27 PMTrump’s Damning DoublespeakThe White House’s complaints about the FBI imply there’s ample evidence of collusion with Russia.
Politics
June 12 2018 9:01 PMThe Kim ConTrump isn’t trying to win over North Korea’s leader. He’s using him to win over you.
Science
May 29 2018 5:50 AMWhat Politics and Religion Could Learn From ScienceReturning to a science conference after a few years of covering politics was jarring and instructive.
Politics
May 17 2018 7:43 PMBackfire HurricaneThe FBI’s Russia investigation was a tangle of conflicting motives and unintended consequences.
Politics
May 10 2018 2:16 PMNo, Bari Weiss Isn’t Glorifying the “Dark Web”The challenges of policing a forum without gatekeepers.
Politics
May 3 2018 8:23 PMWitness for the ProsecutionRudy Giuliani tried to clear Donald Trump. He implicated him instead.
Politics
April 27 2018 1:42 PMStop Talking About Race and IQTake it from someone who did.
Politics
April 11 2018 7:37 PMPaul Ryan’s Fitting EndA farewell press conference distills a disappointing career.
Politics
March 19 2018 5:19 PMSteel TrapDonald Trump keeps divulging the real reason for his steel tariffs.

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