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: 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.

Posted on: May 19, 2016, Source: Salon

Trump could still curtail women's rights despite doing a poor job pretending he understands this "pro-life" thing.

Posted on: May 2, 2016, Source: Salon

His constant slams on women works with his ardent backers—but it will destroy him in November.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2016, Source: Salon

Author Ari Rabin-Havt explains how modern conservatism is built on an entire industry built to lie.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.