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Amanda Marcotte is a politics writer for Salon. She's on Twitter @AmandaMarcotte
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.
How the Christian Right's Homophobia Scares Away Religious Young People
Posted on: May 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet
The Christian right is increasingly out of step with how Americans feel about gay rights. This issue might be the one that destroys them in the end.
Mitt Romney's Plan to Woo Female Voters: Pretend Women Are Very Stupid
Posted on: Apr 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Romney seems to assume that women don't care about sexual rights. But reproductive issues impact almost all women.
Why Do Right-Wing Extremists Have the Power to Force Doctors to Humiliate Women?
Posted on: Mar 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Legislators are using the mandated ultrasound to scare, insult and humiliate women.
Breasts Yes, Vaginas No? How to Fight Back Against Komen "Race for the Cure" Foundation's Bizarre Capitulation to Right-Wingers
Posted on: Feb 1, 2012, Source: AlterNet
How the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation put their corporation-friendly image before women’s actual health concerns.
Why Evangelicals Don't Care When Rich White Conservatives Defile Marriage
Posted on: Jan 25, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Gingrich doesn’t live by the strict sexual rules laid out by conservatives, because those rules are meant for other people: the poor, Democrats, gays, and minorities.
How Christian Right-Wing Voters in Iowa Make Abortion a Central Issue in the Caucuses
Posted on: Jan 2, 2012, Source: RH Reality Check
To really understand Iowa, you need to understand the primacy of abortion as an issue to the Christian right.
5 Dirty Tricks Right-Wing Zealots Will Likely Try Next in Their Battle to Control Women
Posted on: Dec 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Here are some predictions for where the anti-choice movement will try to go in 2012.
Woman Jailed, Ostracized After Resorting to Self-Administered Abortion: What Is This, Puritan America?
Posted on: Dec 14, 2011, Source: AlterNet
When we deprive women of access to abortion, shun them, and even throw them in jail, we as a society become weaker.
Meet 8 Right-Wing Groups Practicing Scorched-Earth Anti-Choice Nuttery Against Women
Posted on: Dec 11, 2011, Source: AlterNet
They’ve sent a strong message to Republicans: It’s not enough to be “pro-life” anymore. They want full-on war on women and sex.
Forced Pregnancy? Right-Wing Women's Group Thinks Women Raped in the Military Shouldn't Get Abortions
Posted on: Dec 4, 2011, Source: RH Reality Check
Concerned Women for America claims that allowing military women access to abortion is somehow a "cover-up" of the crime committed against them.
6 Kinds of Sex Scandals: What Should Be Exposed? What Should be Left Private?
Posted on: Nov 30, 2011, Source: AlterNet
What kind of sexual misconduct qualifies as an important news item, and what kind is just scurrilous gossip?
8 Obnoxious Cliches about Men, Women and Sex in Otherwise Good TV Shows
Posted on: Nov 24, 2011, Source: AlterNet
As television becomes more daring, there are still many basic feminist ideas that read as taboo on the small screen.
How Mississippi's Vote Today Could Put Pregnant Women Under State Control
Posted on: Nov 7, 2011, Source: AlterNet
A personhood amendment is a backdoor to stripping away women’s rights -- their very right to be considered autonomous human beings.
4 Reasons the Right-Wing Propaganda Machine Has Failed to Destroy OWS
Posted on: Nov 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Less than a year after the 2010 elections, the right-wing is losing its ability to dominate the media's attention. Here's why it hasn't been able to tarnish OWS.
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