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
Oct. 13 2017 4:00 PMJohn Kelly Speaks the TruthTrump’s chief of staff accidentally confirms Trump’s incompetence. Oops.
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Oct. 6 2017 6:50 PMA Watershed MomentLas Vegas should entirely change the way we think about preventing mass shootings.
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Sept. 26 2017 6:44 PMWeak DefenseThe White House is twisting a general’s words to back up Trump’s NFL attack.
Faith-based
Sept. 15 2017 11:24 AMGood ReligionWhat I learned about faith from the remarkable Michael Cromartie.
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Sept. 5 2017 7:39 PMTrump’s Secret LetterWhat the never-sent note to Comey tells us about the firing and the cover-up.
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Aug. 29 2017 11:51 AMWhat Trump Supporters Really BelieveThe president’s racist base, by the numbers.
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Aug. 8 2017 3:03 PMBase MotivesTrump panders exclusively to the minority of people who love him—and to hell with the rest of America. That’s exactly what Putin wants.
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July 28 2017 7:46 PMWords to Live ByMcCain’s speech gives us a map for escaping the moral rot of Trumpism.
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July 20 2017 11:33 AMThe Law Is Irrelevant to Donald TrumpThis has never been clearer than in his latest New York Times interview.
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July 15 2017 3:36 PMHow They Justify CollusionThe excuses for the Don Jr. meeting are even more damning than the meeting itself.
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June 28 2017 7:21 PM“Dead.” “Dying.” “Gone.”Trump is trying to erase Obamacare so that everyone will stop comparing it to Trumpcare.
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June 20 2017 12:08 PMThe Latest Fireable OffenseTrump apologists have come up with a new illogical rationale for the Comey termination.
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June 12 2017 11:38 PMSessions Needs to TalkThe explanations for James Comey’s firing make no sense. The attorney general knows the truth.
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June 8 2017 1:08 AMJames Comey Is Not AloneThe press, anonymous sources, and public testimony have all converged to corroborate the former FBI director’s story about Donald Trump.
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May 31 2017 8:24 PMCollusion Is CoolThat’s the message the Trump administration has been sending since news broke of Jared Kushner’s contacts with the Russians.
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Oct. 12 2017 6:29 PMThe NRA Defends the IndefensibleThe group cannot provide one good reason why anyone who is not a mass shooter needs a high-capacity magazine.
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Sept. 29 2017 3:00 PMHow a Populist Sells Tax Cuts for the RichTrump is using nationalism to get working-class Americans on board with the GOP tax plan.
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Sept. 20 2017 1:44 PMOur DemagogueFor the first time at the U.N., the American president was just another populist thug.
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Sept. 11 2017 9:28 PM“You Have to Side With Him”What the 60 Minutes interview revealed about Bannon’s fascist mindset.
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Aug. 31 2017 3:58 PMTrump’s Real CampaignThe latest Trump Tower Moscow revelations put Trump’s flattery of Putin in a disturbing new light.
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Aug. 23 2017 11:31 AMKeep Talking, TrumpNo one is better at exposing the president for the hateful fraud that he is than Trump himself.
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Aug. 2 2017 2:00 PMThe Selective Vigilance of John KellyTrump’s new chief of staff doesn’t trust refugees or immigrants. But he sure does trust the president. 
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July 25 2017 1:59 PMJared Kushner’s Deafening SilenceThe president’s son-in-law claims he likes to stay out of the spotlight. That’s because he’s always hiding something.
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July 18 2017 11:41 PMJay Sekulow’s Cover-UpTrump's lawyer’s go-to move is to accuse Trump’s critics of crimes.
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July 12 2017 11:11 AMThe Simple SonWhy Don Jr. thinks he did nothing wrong.
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June 23 2017 7:59 PMObama Did What He Had to DoHis cautious response to Russian interference protected our democracy.
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June 15 2017 12:23 PMWhy Jeff Sessions Won’t Give a Straight AnswerThe attorney general and his deputy aren’t dodging questions to protect Trump. They’re protecting themselves.
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June 8 2017 8:20 PMJames Comey Came PreparedFrom the moment Comey met Trump, he understood the man and started building his case.
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June 5 2017 3:32 PMPutin Wins AgainTrump’s contemptuous exit from the Paris accord is good for one country, and it’s not the United States.
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May 25 2017 8:20 PMTrump Finally Understands SomethingThe president has stopped saying “radical Islamic terrorism,” because that phrase makes things worse.

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