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Amanda Marcotte is a politics writer for Salon. She's on Twitter @AmandaMarcotte.
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.
Here Come the Scalia Truthers: The Murder Conspiracy Theories Are Typical, Mainstream Republican Paranoia
Posted on: Feb 17, 2016, Source: Salon
Scalia murder theories are no sillier than the "lame duck" arguments denying Obama's right to appoint judges.
Kasich Is Almost as Bad as Trump: Don't Let the Donald's Repulsiveness Distract From the Ugliness Dished out by Other Candidates
Posted on: Feb 11, 2016, Source: Salon
Kasich is being held out as the "compassionate" alternative to Trump, but in most ways, he's nearly as bad.
Donald Trump Doubles Down on Extremist Demagoguery in New Hampshire Victory Speech
Posted on: Feb 10, 2016, Source: Salon
But the remarkable thing about Trump’s speech is it’s not actually that different from boilerplate Republican nonsense.
Ted Cruz’s Radical Supporters: He Won Iowa on the Back of the Scariest Bible-Thumpers in the Business
Posted on: Feb 2, 2016, Source: Salon
Cruz came on top in the Iowa caucus by presenting himself as a messiah and winning over the radical religious right.
If Michael Bloomberg Runs, Be Prepared to Welcome President Donald Trump
Posted on: Jan 26, 2016, Source: Salon
Michael Bloomberg can't win as a third party — all he can do is screw Democrats by taking votes away from them.
Why Is David Brooks So Very Afraid?
Posted on: Jan 6, 2016, Source: Salon
The conservative columnist and the whole GOP field can't stop wildly exaggerating the threat of terrorism.
The Worst Political F-Ups of 2015
Posted on: Dec 31, 2015, Source: Salon
There were plenty of political players, both left and right, making boneheaded mistakes in 2015.
It’s Not Too Late: Why Finally Charging Bill Cosby in 2004 Case Is a Victory for All Victims of Sexual Abuse
Posted on: Dec 30, 2015, Source: Salon
Charging Cosby in one of the dozens of allegations against him is a significant moment for all sex abuse victims.
Why Sarah Silverman Is Scary: It’s the Cultural Power of Celebrities That Drives Conservatives Insane
Posted on: Dec 29, 2015, Source: Salon
Over-the-top reactions from conservatives to celebrity progressivism makes a lot more sense than you might think.
GOP Debate Scorecard: The Big Winner Wasn’t Anyone on the Stage, It Was Democrats
Posted on: Dec 16, 2015, Source: Salon
Trump comes off as a sniveling bully; Bush as simple-minded; Cruz as maniacal. And that's good news for Democrats.
Donald Trump Is No Leader—He's the Voice of America's Ugly Underbelly
Posted on: Dec 8, 2015, Source: Salon
This is how you understand Trump — he's more of a reflection of his supporters than he is a leader.
How the GOP Practices the Purest, Most Obnoxious Identity Politics Ever
Posted on: Dec 2, 2015, Source: Salon
Democrats are always accused of playing 'identity politics.' The reality is that Republicans do it far more.
Fox News Brings Back One of the Stupidest, Most Harmful Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories
Posted on: Nov 19, 2015, Source: Salon
After Paris, right-wing pundits embrace Obama as secret-Muslim-destroying-the-country theories, again.
The Right Responds to Paris With Bible-Thumping, Scientific Illiteracy, Frat Boy Antics
Posted on: Nov 19, 2015, Source: Salon
The situation in Syria is very serious, but conservatives keep responding in idiotic and childish ways.
Ted Cruz Will Never 'Let It Go': The Right Wing's Insane New Fear of 'Frozen'
Posted on: Nov 12, 2015, Source: Salon
Conservatives target 'Let It Go' and make up stories about 'abortion regret' because they fear women's autonomy.
Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio: Look Out, the Two Glib BS Artists Are on the Move
Posted on: Nov 11, 2015, Source: Salon
Cruz is lingering behind Rubio in the polls, but once Ben Carson bows out, Cruz is ready to run to win it.
Ben Carson’s Bizarro-World Pyramid Madness: Why Evangelicals Adore Him
Posted on: Nov 5, 2015, Source: Salon
The doctor is beloved by evangelical voters, but he probably won't appeal to others. He may not even want to.
Paul Ryan's 'Family Values' Are That Only Elite Families Have Value
Posted on: Oct 22, 2015, Source: Salon
Paul Ryan isn't a hypocrite. He just sees a family life as a privilege for the elite, instead of a right for all.
The GOP’s Really Going to Do It: Trump Isn’t a Phase — Republicans Think He’s Their Best Shot
Posted on: Oct 21, 2015, Source: Salon
A poll bolsters Trump's campaign by showing that not only do GOP voters like him, they think he can beat Clinton.
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