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Amanda Marcotte is a politics writer for Salon. She's on Twitter @AmandaMarcotte
Battle Over 'Sanctuary Cities' in Texas Suggests a Larger National Conflict Lies Ahead
Posted on: Feb 5, 2017, Source: Salon
Texas GOP cracks down on Austin's sanctuary policies, putting anti-immigrant persecution ahead of public safety.
A New War on Birth Control: Trump’s Victory has Empowered the Sex Scolds
Posted on: Jan 7, 2017, Source: Salon
Trump hires an anti-birth control policy adviser—and Republicans in Congress prepare to escalate the attack.
Yes, the White Male Anger that Fueled Trump’s Victory Was Real—But It Isn’t Valid
Posted on: Nov 12, 2016, Source: Salon
Make no mistake, Trumpers are angry. What they're angry about is the loss of unearned race and gender privilege.
Rudy Giuliani's Comment That Donald Trump Is Better 'Than a Woman' Is Made Even More Sexist by the Context
Posted on: Oct 4, 2016, Source: Salon
Giuliani let the subtext become the text when he bluntly stated that "a woman" can't be as qualified as Trump.
Monica Lewinsky Was Not 'Violated'—and Rudy Giuliani’s Sleazy Claims Minimize the Seriousness of Sexual Abuse
Posted on: Oct 1, 2016, Source: Salon
The Trump campaign's effort to characterize a consensual affair as abuse muddies the crucial issue of consent.
The Real Clinton Foundation: Joe Conason Is out to Tell the True Story Behind Bill Clinton's Career in Philanthropy
Posted on: Sep 20, 2016, Source: Salon
Joe Conason set out to profile Bill Clinton and ended up setting the record straight on the Clinton Foundation.
Trump Wants Revenge: His Hunger to Be President Is All About Gaining Power to Settle Petty Personal Scores
Posted on: May 31, 2016, Source: Salon
Trump's entire political career can be traced back to his personal grievances, making him a very real danger.
Why Did Facebook Cave? They Find No Evidence of Bias, but Give in to Conservatives' Demands Anyway
Posted on: May 24, 2016, Source: Salon
There's no validity to conservative accusations of Facebook's bias, but the company's trying to placate them anyway.
American Psycho for Prez: Donald Trump's Sons Epitomize the '80s-Style Yuppie Villainy of His Campaign
Posted on: Mar 4, 2016, Source: Salon
Trump's sons suggest that their dad's supporters find prep school bully antics aspirational instead of off-putting.
Why Single Women Frighten the Hell out of the GOP
Posted on: Mar 3, 2016, Source: Salon
Rebecca Traister's new book on single women looks at how this growing population is reshaping America.
Palin Wasn’t 'Drunk' and Her Trump Speech Wasn’t 'Stupid': She’s Playing Right Into the Heart of Twisted Republican Politics
Posted on: Jan 21, 2016, Source: Salon
Palin's impressionistic pro-Trump speech shows how Republicans are getting past the "problem" of logic or evidence.
Trump and Cruz’s Laughable Patriotism Clash: Who’s Less American, Canadians or New Yorkers?
Posted on: Jan 15, 2016, Source: Salon
Candidates get into a ridiculous tiff over whose birthplace is less "real America," New York or Canada.
Ted Cruz Is Worse: The Only Thing Scarier Than Trump Winning the Nomination Is His Losing It
Posted on: Jan 8, 2016, Source: Salon
Stop freaking out about Trump winning the nomination because compared to Cruz, his agenda looks downright moderate.
Women’s Rights at Stake: How the Supreme Court and Abortion Laws Will Shape the 2016 Election
Posted on: Jan 2, 2016, Source: Salon
It doesn't seem like it now, but come primary season, abortion might be the Number One issue for many GOP voters.
Abigail Fisher Deserves an 'F' for Her Race-Baiting Supreme Court Case Aimed at Boosting Subpar White Students
Posted on: Dec 12, 2015, Source: Salon
The admissions case in front of SCOTUS is about putting mediocre white students ahead of talented people of color.
Terrifying: Spike in Threats and Intimidation on Women’s Clinics, Activists and Doctors by Extremist Anti-Choicers
Posted on: Dec 11, 2015, Source: Salon
In the U.S. and Latin America, there's an increase in stalking and intimidating pro-choice activists and doctors.
Donald Trump Race Shocker: Polls Prove His Success Really Is Based on Racists
Posted on: Nov 27, 2015, Source: Salon
New numbers prove that Trump is pulling support from the highly xenophobic Republican contingent.
Cruz, Huckabee and Jindal to Speak at Noxious, Gay-Bashing Iowa 'Religious Liberty' Conference
Posted on: Nov 2, 2015, Source: Salon
Here's something debate moderators might want to ask three candidates courting the far edge of the religious right.
The Home Depot Shooter Must Be Jailed: The NRA Encourages a Culture of Irresponsible Gun Ownership
Posted on: Oct 9, 2015, Source: Salon
Gun culture's created a special kind of dangerous nut -- righteous, dumb and armed. They must pay for breaking laws.
Why Do We Count Unmarried People in Relationships As Single?
Posted on: Aug 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Our view of modern relationships is totally warped.
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