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William Saletan Biography

Chief Political Correspondent at Slate
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"

“For the most part, I’m a skeptic of anti-doping policies. I’m wary of legislating where no harm is involved, which is where I think doping is headed, as techniques improve. The lines drawn tend to be pretty arbitrary, and after we’ve trampled the old rules, we often wonder why we ever enforced them.”

“Geeks, Jocks, and Doping,” Slate, Apr. 10, 2008

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Chief Political Correspondent, Slate, 1996-present
  • Co-founder and former editor, the Hotline, 1987-1991
  • Former Reporter, New Republic and The Washingtonian
  • Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellow in Science & Religion, 2006
  • BA, Philosophy, Swarthmore College, 1987
  • Twitter handle: @saletan
  • Has written for the New Republic, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, the Village Voice, Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, and the Washingtonian.
Quoted in:
  1. Does the Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs Violate the "Spirit of Sport"?