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.

Medical Examiner
Sept. 1 2015 12:20 PMDoes Contraception Reduce Abortions?The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.
Politics
Aug. 6 2015 9:27 PMThe GOP’s Favorite Scapegoats in 2016?The Republican Party’s first primary debate offers a list of its favorite targets.
Politics
July 31 2015 7:42 PMNot Fit to LeadThe Iran hearings have shown how the Republican Party can no longer be trusted with the presidency.
Foreigners
July 17 2015 8:43 PMThe Chattanooga Killings Aren’t TerrorismThey are a rational, horrific act of war.
Science
July 15 2015 5:45 AMUnhealthy FixationThe war against genetically modified organisms is full of fearmongering, errors, and fraud. Labeling them will not make you safer.
Politics
June 29 2015 2:47 PMThe Case Against PolygamyChief Justice John Roberts says the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling paves the way for plural unions. He’s wrong.
Politics
June 19 2015 7:28 PMWill the Charleston Shooting Change America?Don’t count on it.
Politics
June 9 2015 2:00 PMThe Macho PrimaryWhich Republican presidential candidate is the manliest? Slate decides.
Politics
June 1 2015 1:32 PMHastert’s HypocrisyShould the former House speaker be prosecuted? The Dennis Hastert who impeached President Clinton thinks so.
Politics
May 11 2015 8:28 PMDown SouthRepublican presidential hopefuls descended on South Carolina last weekend to show how low they can go.
Frame Game
April 28 2015 4:11 PMBiological BaloneyThe glaring contradiction at the heart of the anti-gay marriage argument.
Politics
April 22 2015 2:45 PMThe Bloomberg Poll on GOP Support for Israel Isn’t Anti-SemiticIt just tells the uncomfortable truth. 
Politics
April 17 2015 12:45 PMHail to the ChiefRepublicans haven’t just rejected President Obama. They have adopted Benjamin Netanyahu as their leader.
Politics
March 31 2015 6:27 PMThe Slow Evolution of Mike PenceThe Indiana governor knows what he believes. He should come out and say it.
Foreigners
March 27 2015 9:28 AMAndreas Lubitz Didn’t Commit SuicideIt was mass murder.
Politics
Aug. 7 2015 3:25 AMThe GOP’s Inconvenient TruthsIf you listened closely Thursday night, several Republican candidates let some heresies slip out.
Science
Aug. 6 2015 8:47 AMFood for ThoughtThe debate over genetically modified organisms is a great case study in how to think critically.
Foreigners
July 27 2015 9:54 PMPlease Stop Talking, John KerryAmerica’s chief diplomat is saying way too much about the Iran deal.
Science
July 15 2015 2:39 PMSlate Voice: “Unhealthy Fixation: The Misleading War on GMOs”Listen to Will Saletan explain why labeling won’t make you safer in his investigative study of the anti-GMO movement.
Politics
July 9 2015 1:02 PMHow Republicans Can Still Make Gay Marriage a Winning IssueLiberals won the legal ruling, but conservatives can still define what marriage means.
Politics
June 22 2015 6:20 PMWhitewashing TerrorismRepublicans have firm rules for fighting terrorism—unless it’s committed by domestic racists.
Politics
June 15 2015 9:07 PMRachel Dolezal’s TruthHer most disturbing claims weren’t about advancing herself. They were about her victimization.
Politics
June 5 2015 1:23 PMThe Conservative Attack on Big BusinessHow some Republican presidential candidates are running against the rich and powerful.
Foreigners
May 15 2015 4:55 PMPreaching to the ChoirISIS’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, sounds like a Republican candidate for president.
Politics
May 6 2015 7:16 PMISIS Isn’t the New Soviet ThreatRepublicans who suggest otherwise have forgotten Christianity and Judaism’s own history of violence. 
Foreigners
April 24 2015 6:36 PMDon’t Blame DronesIt is awful that U.S. drone strikes kill innocent civilians, including our own. But many more would die without them. 
Politics
April 20 2015 8:23 PMPopping the QuestionAdvice to Republican presidential candidates on how to answer the question, “Would you attend a gay wedding?”
Politics
April 14 2015 6:54 PMForeign SaboteursWhen it comes to a Democratic president’s foreign policy, Republicans often side with America’s enemies.
Foreigners
March 30 2015 7:36 PMHow to Prevent the Next Germanwings DisasterThe one rule that could save lives.
Foreigners
March 25 2015 8:13 PMWhat Does Obama Want From Netanyahu?If the Israeli prime minister wants to make nice, here’s what he’ll have to do.

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Medical Examiner
Sept. 1 2015 12:20 PM Does Contraception Reduce Abortions? The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.