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Amanda Marcotte is a politics writer for Salon. She's on Twitter @AmandaMarcotte.
Trump's Hollow Promise on Opioid Epidemic: GOP Health Plan Would Slash Medicare Funding for Drug Treatment
Posted on: Apr 27, 2017, Source: Salon
Trumpcare 2.0 will make the opioid problem only worse by slashing the Medicaid funds that get people treated
Trump's Full of It on Opioid Epidemic: GOP Health Plan Would Slash Medicaid Funding for Drug Treatment
Posted on: Apr 27, 2017, Source: Salon
Trumpcare 2.0 will make the opioid problem only worse by slashing the Medicaid funds that get people treated.
An Apolitical Profession Wakes Up: Trauma Surgeons Speak out About Gun Violence
Posted on: Apr 24, 2017, Source: Salon
Trauma surgeons push for more research into the causes of gun violence, 20 years after such efforts were silenced.
Pro-Trump Rioters Just Got Their Best Recruitment Tool Yet
Posted on: Apr 18, 2017, Source: Salon
A street brawl in Berkeley is proving a marketing coup for wannabe brownshirts.
First Fake News, Now Fake History: Glenn Beck Wants to Train Young People to Promote an Alternative History
Posted on: Apr 14, 2017, Source: Salon
Beck and his partner, David Barton, are holding training camps to teach fake history to a generation of students.
Red-State Progressives Fight to Protect Abortion Rights: Turning the Tables on Right-Wing Lawmakers
Posted on: Apr 13, 2017, Source: Salon
Bills in five GOP-controlled states seek to protect abortion access from attacks by anti-science conservatives.
Don't Be Fooled by Donald Trump's 'Tax Reform' Talk—It's Another Massive Tax Cut for the Rich
Posted on: Apr 11, 2017, Source: Salon
Like Trumpcare before it, a new proposal would give massive economic relief to the people who need it least.
Trump's Climate Change Denial Is Getting Truly Weird
Posted on: Mar 31, 2017, Source: Salon
Climate-change denialists were already terrible, but they've grown bolder and more bizarre in the age of Trump.
Undoing Obama's Work on Climate Change Won't Be as Easy as Trump Thinks
Posted on: Mar 29, 2017, Source: Salon
Trump and Scott Pruitt aim to gut the EPA's climate regulations—but environmentalists promise to battle in court.
Alabama Legislature May Give Fundamentalist Church Its Own Police Force: What Could Go Wrong?
Posted on: Mar 22, 2017, Source: Salon
What separation of church and state? Birmingham megachurch wants to hire its own cops, claims innocent motives.
Americans Are Getting More Secular All the Time—Which Is One Reason Why Trump Voters Are So Angry
Posted on: Mar 14, 2017, Source: Salon
A new poll finds white evangelicals are out of step with the rest of the country.
The Sessions Scandal Exposes the Racist Double Standard of Trump's 'Law and Order'
Posted on: Mar 3, 2017, Source: Salon
It's increasingly clear this administration has no respect for the law.
The NRA's Latest Propaganda Effort Will Sell More Guns... and Make America a More Dangerous Place
Posted on: Feb 28, 2017, Source: Salon
Despicable and unpatriotic tactics.
Can Journalists Debunk Trump's Lies Without Amplifying Them? It's Challenging but Not Impossible
Posted on: Feb 15, 2017, Source: Salon
Journalists must report on the administration's many falsehoods—and find a way to do so that won’t backfire.
Anti-Choice Activists Now Going After Birth Control
Posted on: Feb 9, 2017, Source: Salon
Under Trump and a GOP Congress, anti-choice activists don't need elaborate excuses to go after contraception.
Republicans Are Majorly Infighting Over a Plot to Sell Off Federal Wilderness
Posted on: Feb 7, 2017, Source: Salon
Plenty of right-wingers want to sell off the wilderness, but they're getting opposition from unexpected corners.
Super Bowl 51 Was Ripe With Political Messaging, From Lady Gaga to Lumber
Posted on: Feb 6, 2017, Source: Salon
Immigration, love and acceptance top messaging during Super Bowl 51, led by Gaga, Budweiser, 84 Lumber, Airbnb.
Did the White House Mean to Wink at Holocaust Deniers?
Posted on: Jan 31, 2017, Source: Salon
Historian Deborah Lipstadt wonders if Trump's troubling statement flirts with "softcore" Holocaust denialism.
Rise of an Urban Resistance: A Weekend of Protest Proves That America's Cities Will Not Be Silent
Posted on: Jan 30, 2017, Source: Salon
Trump's been attacking America's cities—and those of us who live in them—for months. Now we're fighting back.
While Trump Grabs Headlines, Texas Republicans Launch New Wave of Assaults on LGBT Rights
Posted on: Jan 26, 2017, Source: Salon
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick sparks new "bathroom bill" and effort to curtail same-sex couples' rights in Houston.
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