William Saletan is the national correspondent at Slate.com.
Background and education 
Career at Slate 
Saletan gained recognition in the fall of 2004 with nearly daily columns covering the ups and downs of the Presidential race. He currently writes the site's "Human Nature" column. Previously, he wrote "Frame Game" which analyzed the way current events are spun by politicians and the media and "Ballot Box," a column devoted to politics and policy.
A self described "liberal Republican", Saletan came out strongly against the re-election candidacy of George W. Bush. He investigated the source of his disenchantment with today's Republican Party in a series of dispatches from the 2004 Republican Convention.
While Saletan initially argued in favor of George W. Bush's decision to invade Iraq, later as part of a Slate.com series marking the 5th anniversary of the Iraq War, Saletan described the lessons he had come to learn, stating "I wish I'd absorbed these lessons before the war. The best I can do now is remember them before the next one."
Intelligence studies 
In a series initially posted Sunday, November 18, 2007 on Slate.com, Saletan assessed the question of whether race is a genetically determining factor in intelligence. He ultimately did not discount the hypothesis that it is, concluding, "When I look at all the data, studies, and arguments, I see a prima facie case for partial genetic influence." Richard Nisbett (in the New York Times), Stephen Metcalf  (in Slate) and The New Yorker's Malcolm Gladwell subsequently published counterarguments.
The Church 
In 2004 he wrote the book Bearing Right: How Conservatives Won the Abortion War.
Saletan currently resides in Bethesda, Maryland.