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Amanda Marcotte is a politics writer for Salon. She's on Twitter @AmandaMarcotte
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.
Americans Are Leaving Religion Behind and It Scares the Hell Out of the Christian Right
Posted on: Jul 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Conservatives are getting more frantic and repressive by the minute, in response to America's growing secularism.
11 Most Absurd Lies Conservatives Are Using to Brainwash America's School Kids
Posted on: Mar 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet
When you can't win, indoctrinate.
The War on Workers' Religious Liberty
Posted on: Aug 1, 2012, Source: RH Reality Check
The fight against the birth control mandate is part of a larger effort to give the boss control over your private life.
1 Flesh: The Christian Group That Pushes Condomless Sex
Posted on: Jul 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet
You’ll never stop people from having sex, but well-placed misinformation could discourage them from taking necessary measures to prevent unintended pregnancy and STDs.
Do People Get Less Religious When Societies Grow More Egalitarian?
Posted on: Jun 25, 2012, Source: AlterNet
When countries embrace progressive social policy, that tends to create a decline in religious belief. Why?
As America Grows More Polarized, Conservatives Increasingly Reject Science and Rational Thought
Posted on: Jun 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet
The Tea Party has intensified social pressure on conservative-leaning Americans to shun science and academia.
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