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Stories by Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte is a politics writer for Salon. She's on Twitter @AmandaMarcotte.
Trump Embraces Blunt Sexism: His Supporters Love the Absurd Idea That Even the Smartest Woman Isn't as Good as a Man
Posted on: May 2, 2016, Source: Salon
His constant slams on women works with his ardent backers—but it will destroy him in November.
Lying Is the Business of Right-Wing Propagandists
Posted on: Apr 21, 2016, Source: Salon
Author Ari Rabin-Havt explains how modern conservatism is built on an entire industry built to lie.
Early Retirement for Rush Limbaugh? His Show Is in Peril, but the Right-Wing World He Helped Build Will Sadly Live On
Posted on: Apr 19, 2016, Source: Salon
Limbaugh's radio show is on the rocks and his station is bankrupt, but the right will survive when he's gone.
Bill O'Reilly's Revolting Comment to Trump About African-Americans Is the Newest Chapter in His Long History of Bigotry
Posted on: Apr 12, 2016, Source: Salon
Many "are ill-educated and have tattoos on their foreheads," O'Reilly said about African-Americans seeking jobs.
The Mystery of Republican Women Backing Sexist Trump: They’re Female Misogynists Who’ve Grown to Accept Oppression
Posted on: Apr 8, 2016, Source: Salon
Most women hate Trump, but some are all too happy to go along with his ugly views on women.
Roger Stone, Riot Organizer and Unapologetic Racist, Is the Trump Campaign's Best Friend
Posted on: Apr 6, 2016, Source: Salon
One of Trump's best allies and surrogates, Roger Stone, is a major racist who used riots to help Bush win in 2000.
Mississippi on Verge of Passing Most Hateful LGBT Law, Which Could Also Force Women to Wear Makeup
Posted on: Apr 1, 2016, Source: Salon
Mississippi is on the verge of passing a bill to legalize discrimination against LGBT people and anyone who has non-marital sex—seriously.
Anti-Choicers Try to Exploit Donald Trump's Gaffe by Pretending Their Misogynist Views Are 'Moderate'
Posted on: Mar 31, 2016, Source: Salon
Anti-choicers are using Trump's comments to portray themselves as nicer to women, but in fact, they are worse.
Hillary Clinton Fires up Voters More Than Bernie Sanders Does, so Why Is No One Talking About It?
Posted on: Mar 30, 2016, Source: Salon
According to a Gallup poll, Clinton’s supporters love her more than any candidate besides Donald Trump. But the media won’t tell you that.
Hillary Clinton Thinks Breaking Up the Big Banks Won’t End Racism and Sexism—Is She Right?
Posted on: Mar 27, 2016, Source: In These Times
Clinton’s remark prompted a furious debate. Is there any truth to it—and why did she say it? Moe Tkacik and Amanda Marcotte debate.
Trump's Attack on Cruz's Wife Proves He's Too Sexist to Stand a Chance Against Clinton
Posted on: Mar 23, 2016, Source: Salon
Trump sneers at Cruz's wife, showing why he's not just going to lose female voters, but a lot of male voters, too.
Stop 'Helping' Hillary: Sorry, Guys, but Clinton Doesn't Need to Smile, Whisper or Have John Kasich as Her Running Mate
Posted on: Mar 16, 2016, Source: Salon
Instructions to Clinton to smile more or pick Kasich as her VP are just sexism disguised as advice.
Why Conservatives Seeking Social Revenge Have Gravitated to Trump's Campaign
Posted on: Mar 14, 2016, Source: Salon
“Make America Great Again” is the Trump campaign slogan, but “It’s Payback Time” is the one driving his campaign.
This Is Where Right-Wing Radicalism Is Festering: While the Nation Watches the Presidential Race, Scary Things Are Happening at State Legislatures
Posted on: Mar 13, 2016, Source: Salon
What's going on in Republican-run state legislatures is just as terrifying as the GOP presidential race.
Florida's War on Women: State Passes Massive Anti-Choice Bill to Shut Down Access to Abortion and Contraception
Posted on: Mar 10, 2016, Source: Salon
Florida just passed a major bill that would shut down abortion clinics and take away birth control
Hillary Clinton's Commanding Super Tuesday Victory: Bernie Sanders Stays Alive but Has Slim Path to Nomination
Posted on: Mar 2, 2016, Source: Salon
Sanders gambit of focusing his effort on white progressives withers as Clinton wins across all demographics.
Meet the GOP's Newest Rape Philosopher
Posted on: Feb 29, 2016, Source: Salon
Rep. Pete Nielsen denies that rape causes pregnancy, a myth that exposes the misogynist beliefs of anti-choicers
Why the Religious Right's Love for the Donald Makes Total Sense
Posted on: Feb 24, 2016, Source: Salon
The religious right was formed to protect segregation, so it's no surprise they're drawn to Donald Trump.
Trump Is Barreling Towards the GOP Nomination and Little Stands in His Way
Posted on: Feb 21, 2016, Source: Salon
Trump's erasing doubt he can win nomination after South Carolina victory; Clinton squashes Sanders' hopes in Nevada.
Ted Cruz Levels the One Right-Wing Attack That Could Really Damage Trump
Posted on: Feb 18, 2016, Source: Salon
Trump's sketchy record on abortion might hurt him in upcoming primaries.
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