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 3, 2016, Source: Salon

If we need a police state to stop crime, the target shouldn't be immigrants but those committing the most crimes: men.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2016, Source: Salon

There's no evidence that millions of men are addicted to porn, whatever the desperate Christian right claims.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2016, Source: Salon

The attacks against Jones lay bare the resentments fueling what is euphemistically known as the "alt-right."

Posted on: Aug 19, 2016, Source: Salon

Trump can't stop himself from constant knee jerk blather about women leaders and immigration.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2016, Source: Salon

The NRA wants you to believe guns prevent domestic violence — the grim reality is that they make it deadlier.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2016, Source: Salon

Gender war: Trump's rise is the direct reaction to the growing influence of women in politics.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2016, Source: Salon

Clinton has turned gender into an asset.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2016, Source: Salon

The RNC was an authoritarian disaster, but the press has already moved on to the Democrats.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2016, Source: Salon

Trump is a con man, so it's no surprise that his campaign studded the speaker's list with disreputable people.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2016, Source: Salon

Hands are wringing over the supposed dangers of Pokémon Go, but history suggests it's an overblown tech panic.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2016, Source: Salon

Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were shot while carrying guns, but the NRA isn't stepping up to defend them.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2016, Source: Salon

Trump has quite the track record of praising dictators for supposedly being strong and effective leaders.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2016, Source: Salon

When federal land becomes state land, it can be bought and sold to the profit of small-government billionaires.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2016, Source: Salon

The end of Texas' abortion law is wonderful, but there's far more work to be done to protect reproductive rights.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2016, Source: Salon

The right-wing populism of the two is more rooted in nationalism than in economic insecurity.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2016, Source: Salon

Abigail Fisher's anti-affirmative-action case rested on the assumption that white people deserve priority over others.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2016, Source: Salon

A vicious cycle—now aided by Trump's demagoguery—continues to improve the gun industry's bottom line.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2016, Source: Salon

Our national attachment to dominance models of manhood is a major reason we have so much violence.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2016, Source: Salon

Republicans want distance from Trump U, but their party's long acceptance of grifters makes the stigma stick.

Posted on: May 21, 2016, Source: Salon

Noxious stereotypes about women being nuts and liars are being used to silence military women who report rape.