William Saletan, The Bulwark

William Saletan

The Bulwark

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Past articles by Will:

The Foolishness of Scott Adams

His argument for racial prejudice isn’t just pernicious. It’s stupid. → Read More

Some MAGA Republicans Break with Fox Over Ukraine

The network’s primetime anchors oppose Biden’s support for Ukraine. A few in the GOP have stood up to them. → Read More

Piecing Together What Trump Knew and When He Knew It

The Jan. 6th Committee report establishes a clear record of his intentional lies. → Read More

Even the Sane Republicans Are Embracing Election Deniers

Chris Sununu is just the latest to put party before country. → Read More

What It Means to Be a Republican Today

Evan McMullin’s lesson on what his former party now stands for—and what it can’t stand. → Read More

Fox News: Putin Propaganda Primetime

Here are the top 20 anti-Ukraine, pro-Russia claims and arguments that Fox viewers are hearing. → Read More

The Chaotic Politics of Lindsey Graham’s Abortion Bill

Republicans had a strategy for downplaying the issue through the midterms. So much for that. → Read More

‘Defund the FBI’—the MAGA Right’s Hypocritical New Slogan

An overnight switcheroo on ‘defunding’ or ‘abolishing’ law enforcement after the Mar-a-Lago search. → Read More

Joe Manchin’s Word Games

How he got to yes. → Read More

Roe’s End and the Phony Doctrine of ‘Potential Life’

Why you can’t trust the Supreme Court’s promise that contraception and gay marriage won’t be next. → Read More

John Eastman’s Phony “Plenary Authority” Theory

How the Trump lawyer and Claremont scholar tried to convince Republicans they could overturn the 2020 election. → Read More

If Trump Wasn't Lying, That's Worse

A delusional president is far more dangerous than a mendacious one. → Read More

What Makes a Republican a “RINO”?

When the ideology is not the orthodoxy. → Read More

The Politics of Overturning ‘Roe’ Are Bad for Republicans

The polling is conclusive and overwhelming. → Read More

The Most Damning Part of the Meadows Texts

He knew the president was lying. And he kept helping to spread the lies anyway. → Read More

Sham Elections and Shameless Lies

The crowd that casts doubt on American votes but loves Russian referenda. → Read More

Putin Wants to Break NATO. Republicans Want to Help Him.

Vladimir Putin’s central objective in Europe isn’t to capture Kyiv, the Donbas, or any other part of Ukraine. It’s to weaken the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which protects most of the continent against him. And in that longstanding campaign, Putin scored two significant victories this week. One was in France, where Marine Le Pen, a […] → Read More

Who’s Soft on Russia? Meet the Republican Anti-Ukraine Caucus!

After years of defending a pro-Putin American president and dismissing Russia’s interference in American elections, Republicans have returned to their old shtick: accusing Democrats of being soft on Russia. Their hypocrisy is galling, but the bigger problem is that their depiction of the two parties is backward. In polls, Republicans are more dovish on Russia […] → Read More

Nikki Haley’s Hypocrisy and Faux Outrage Over Ukraine

The wannabe GOP presidential candidate’s foolish, self-serving, and pernicious remarks about Putin’s invasion. → Read More

Lies Are the Building Blocks of Trumpian Authoritarianism

Deceit and the danger to democracy. → Read More