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: Sep 14, 2011, Source: Comment Is Free

Perry may have lost no sleep over Texas's 234 executions during his tenure, but the death penalty panders to crude bloodlust.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Atheists are moral, loving and multicultural, and you might even find them in foxholes.

Posted on: Sep 1, 2011, Source: Comment Is Free

The Texas governor's ultra-invasive sonogram law was overturned by a court this week, providing an excellent opportunity to examine his awful record on women's rights.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2011, Source: RH Reality Check

The belief that sex is "immoral" pushes Conservatives to support abstinence-only, sex-is-immoral education and policy, even though it is proven to be harmful.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Who really deserves a reputation as too much of a right-wing extremist for the Beltway media to take seriously?

Posted on: Aug 14, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Conservatives' attacks on sexuality have grown more radical, in the past year alone.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2011, Source: RH Reality Check

It's sex panic that helped create the modern right-wing populist, and it's the modern right-wing populist that created the current crisis.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Here are ten realities pro-choicers should throw in the face of opponents of choice they have the misfortune to get into arguments with.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

So many Americans object to other people doing it that opposition to sex drives American politics.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

No matter how young people are doing it, they’re doing it wrong, according to the mainstream media.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Atheism is not just about disproving religious belief; it's also a burgeoning social justice movement intent on tearing down the social structures that perpetuate injustice.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Republicans, who claim to find fetal life precious and abortion horrendous, also favor the very policies that drive increasing numbers of women to seek abortions.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Thanks to increasingly restrictive state laws, we're seeing a return to pre-Roe back-alley abortions and criminal treatment of women.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2011, Source: AlterNet

This scandal may represent the end of the presumption of sexual privacy for anyone people like Andrew Breitbart deem interesting enough to harass.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2011, Source: Comment Is Free

The uproar over the improper photo sent from Rep. Weiner's Twitter account fits a larger pattern of rightwing culture warriors ganging up and sexually harassing young women.

Posted on: May 25, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Glib comments about rape by anti-choice Republican lawmakers reveal that the anti-choice movement is deeply rooted in antagonism to women's rights.

Posted on: May 13, 2011, Source: The Guardian

Republicans fear that if they aren't constantly shoring up masculinity and attacking the feminine, they might grow soft. This has dangerous effects.

Posted on: May 12, 2011, Source: The Good Men Project

Many ballsy women are afraid to say 'Please do this' or 'Don’t do that' in bed. Here’s what some women are really thinking.

Posted on: May 9, 2011, Source: AlterNet

State Republicans have introduced nearly 1,000 laws restricting women's reproductive health access. Here are 10 of the worst states to be a woman between puberty and menopause.

Posted on: May 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet

At the state level, the GOP's attacks on reproductive rights may widen the already huge gulf between red and blue states in health, family stability, and education.