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.

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.
Foreigners
March 20 2015 7:18 PMDon’t Believe BibiThe Israeli prime minister says he didn’t mean what he said. Even he knows he can’t be trusted.
Foreigners
March 17 2015 12:08 PMNetanyahu’s Hate SpeechIsrael’s prime minister is trying to stay in power by turning a million Arab Israelis into the enemy.
Foreigners
March 13 2015 8:11 PMIsrael’s Sore LoserBenjamin Netanyahu has botched his re-election the same way he has botched everything else.
Foreigners
March 9 2015 6:56 PMTwo-Faced BibiBenjamin Netanyahu only sounds like America’s ally when he is in America. At home, he’s a nationalist, xenophobic strongman.
Foreigners
March 3 2015 1:49 PMThe Gross Hypocrisy of Benjamin NetanyahuDon’t pretend Bibi didn’t mean to offend Obama. He is a bully and a liar. 
Politics
Feb. 24 2015 12:14 PMGo Ahead and Say It, Mr. PresidentRepublicans are your true enemy.
Frame Game
Feb. 19 2015 6:20 PMJudgment DaySan Francisco Catholics want a church that doesn’t judge. That’s not possible. 
Foreigners
Feb. 5 2015 8:03 PMHow to Make Enemies and Influence PeopleWhy ISIS’s atrocities will destroy it.
Politics
Jan. 14 2015 6:00 AMMy First Byline: Interning at the New Republic in 1986Watch Jacob Weisberg and William Saletan talk about the start of their journalism careers.
Human Nature
Dec. 24 2014 7:00 AMCreativity for CreationistsAn evolutionary creationist evangelizes to Christians about science.
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.
Foreigners
March 19 2015 9:55 AMThe Price Israel Must PayWe no longer have a Netanyahu problem. We have an Israel problem.
Foreigners
March 16 2015 5:02 PMWe’ll Always Have ParisHow can we help Jews stay in Europe?
Low Concept
March 11 2015 6:31 PMAn Open Letter to 47 Republican Senators of the United States of America from Iran’s Hard-LinersYou have opened our eyes. We are brothers.
Frame Game
March 4 2015 10:53 AMSlate Voice: “Shag the Dog”Listen to Will Saletan read his 2001 essay about the merits of zoophilia.
Politics
Feb. 27 2015 9:42 PMAn Israeli InsultBenjamin Netanyahu is risking U.S.-Israeli relations on partisan politics. It’s revolting and dangerous.
Frame Game
Feb. 20 2015 6:54 PMHow Obama Thinks About Islam and TerrorismHe sees the connection. That’s why he chooses his words so carefully.
Politics
Feb. 9 2015 3:29 PMFor Christ’s SakeSome Republicans would rather defend Christianity from all criticism than stand clearly against religious violence. 
Politics
Jan. 16 2015 6:46 PMBlue Devil’s AdvocateDuke University’s decision to not allow a Muslim call to prayer from its chapel tower was clumsy, but perhaps the right one.
Foreigners
Jan. 7 2015 6:22 PMDisgracing IslamIslamic terrorists think they are avenging the caricature of their faith. Actually, they are the caricature.
Politics
Dec. 15 2014 1:52 PMPrejudice All AroundIn Ferguson, all sides failed to adjust their opinions to the evidence.

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Medical Examiner
May 4 2015 1:12 PM The Doctor Won’t See You Now Concierge medicine serves the ridiculously rich at the expense of everyone else.