Stories by Amanda Marcotte

Amanda Marcotte is a politics writer for Salon. She's on Twitter @AmandaMarcotte subscribe to Amanda Marcotte's feed

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2016, Source: Salon

Rebecca Traister's new book on single women looks at how this growing population is reshaping America.

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.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2016, Source: Salon

Candidates get into a ridiculous tiff over whose birthplace is less "real America," New York or Canada.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2016, Source: Salon

Stop freaking out about Trump winning the nomination because compared to Cruz, his agenda looks downright moderate.

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Nov 27, 2015, Source: Salon

New numbers prove that Trump is pulling support from the highly xenophobic Republican contingent.

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.

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.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Our view of modern relationships is totally warped.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Conservatives are getting more frantic and repressive by the minute, in response to America's growing secularism.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

When you can't win, indoctrinate.

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.

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.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2012, Source: AlterNet

When countries embrace progressive social policy, that tends to create a decline in religious belief. Why?

Posted on: Jun 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Tea Party has intensified social pressure on conservative-leaning Americans to shun science and academia.