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
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.
Politics
March 11 2018 10:42 PMTrump’s PerversionHe rewards America’s enemies and punishes its friends.
Politics
March 6 2018 1:28 PMThe Steel DossierRepublican criticism of Trump’s tariffs would be an effective weapon in November.
Politics
Feb. 21 2018 3:59 PMNo Impact?Russians used the same social media tactics that worked for Trump.
Politics
Feb. 8 2018 8:17 PMThe Party of Carter PageHow Devin Nunes and the GOP ended up defending a Putin apologist.
Politics
Jan. 26 2018 7:43 PMThe Obstruction Case Is Getting SolidTrump’s attempt to fire Mueller makes clear he tried to interfere with the Russia investigation and lied about his reasons.
Politics
Jan. 19 2018 12:56 PMThe “Shithole” Cover-upRepublicans are contorting President Trump’s comments to fit the party line on immigration.
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
March 14 2018 6:33 PMConor Lamb’s Political JiujitsuThe Democratic candidate turned every attack into an argument for his candidacy.
Politics
March 9 2018 6:51 PMRough TradeThe president’s rhetoric will make a trade war even worse.
Politics
Feb. 28 2018 4:22 PMCop StoppersHow did the NRA become an enemy of law enforcement?
Politics
Feb. 14 2018 4:40 PMDon’t Trust the ProcessHow the White House failed to vet Rob Porter.
Politics
Jan. 30 2018 4:28 PMDefending the IndefensibleRepublican excuses for firing Mueller show how dangerous the party has become.
Politics
Jan. 24 2018 4:40 PMCotton TalesTom Cotton’s lies make him a dangerous prospect to head the CIA.
Politics
Jan. 12 2018 4:43 PMNo, Not Everything Is RacistBut Donald Trump is.

READ MORE STORIES