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: 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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Legislators are using the mandated ultrasound to scare, insult and humiliate women.

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Here are some predictions for where the anti-choice movement will try to go in 2012.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.