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
Dec. 2 2016 4:49 PMDonald Trump’s Locker RoomThis is how he talks about the rest of America when he’s with his buddies.
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Nov. 22 2016 10:19 AMThe Trump Administration Has One PrincipleThere are no principles.
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Nov. 9 2016 5:06 PMTrump’s Voters Don’t Support DeportationAnd other surprises from the 2016 exit polls.
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Oct. 20 2016 8:41 AMTrump Is a MadmanThe third debate settles it: He’s not just cynical. He’s paranoid.
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Oct. 14 2016 7:33 PMSpringtime for DonaldLet’s just say it: Trump sounds more and more like Hitler.
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Oct. 9 2016 6:43 PMAin’t AugustineRudy Giuliani compared Donald Trump to a saint. Then things got silly.
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Oct. 3 2016 11:52 AMThe Trump Campaign’s Tax Defense: NihilismTrump henchmen Chris Christie and Rudy Giuliani write off the tax scandal with 14 soulless arguments.
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Sept. 27 2016 9:44 AMThe Art of the VenalDonald Trump thinks politics is business, and business is theft.
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Sept. 8 2016 8:55 AMNBC’s Commander in Chief Forum Was an Authoritarian FarceA case study in how not to handle Trump—and in how Trump, as president, would handle us.
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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.”
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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.
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July 20 2016 12:30 AMTrump’s CowardHow Paul Ryan embraced a racist and ruined his party.
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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.
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Nov. 29 2016 11:27 AMHow to Manipulate Donald TrumpHe’s an emotional weakling, and his recent interviews give us models for dealing with it.
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Nov. 10 2016 4:09 PMThe Five Baskets of Trump VotersThe deplorables make up only one basket. If Democrats dismiss the other four, they’ll keep losing elections.
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Nov. 9 2016 3:52 AMDon’t Blame MeWho blew the election? Look in the mirror.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Oct. 17 2016 12:30 PMIs There an Algorithm for Disciplining Your Children?Here’s a pretty good formula, according to the hosts of Slate’s parenting podcast.
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Oct. 10 2016 3:22 PMA Preview of a DespotHuman rights, civil rights, the rule of law: Trump doesn’t believe in them, and he would like your vote.
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Oct. 5 2016 7:35 PMImplicit Bias Is Real. Don’t Be So Defensive.Mike Pence heard an accusation of bigotry, not an acknowledgment of human nature.
The Next 20
Sept. 28 2016 12:29 PMWeapon of Self-DestructionHow the Iraq war wrecked the GOP.
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Sept. 20 2016 6:31 PMTerrorism Doesn’t Help TrumpJust look at the polls.
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Sept. 1 2016 5:15 PMHow Trump Sucks Up to MinoritiesBy scaring them about other minorities.
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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.
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Aug. 3 2016 4:57 PM10 Vile Things Donald Trump Has Said Since the GOP ConventionThere is no Trump “pivot.”
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July 28 2016 2:58 PMThe DNC Turns to the RightThe Democrats have borrowed the language of conservatism to appeal to GOP defectors.
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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. 
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July 19 2016 9:05 AMThe Most Damning Speech of the GOP ConventionIt wasn’t Melania Trump’s.
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July 8 2016 7:40 PMThere Is a War Over Race in AmericaBut it’s not whites vs. blacks.

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