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: Mar 13, 2016, Source: Salon

What's going on in Republican-run state legislatures is just as terrifying as the GOP presidential race.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2016, Source: Salon

Florida just passed a major bill that would shut down abortion clinics and take away birth control

Posted on: Mar 2, 2016, Source: Salon

Sanders gambit of focusing his effort on white progressives withers as Clinton wins across all demographics.

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

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.

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.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2016, Source: Salon

Trump's sketchy record on abortion might hurt him in upcoming primaries.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2016, Source: Salon

The conservative columnist and the whole GOP field can't stop wildly exaggerating the threat of terrorism.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2015, Source: Salon

There were plenty of political players, both left and right, making boneheaded mistakes in 2015.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2015, Source: Salon

Democrats are always accused of playing 'identity politics.' The reality is that Republicans do it far more.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2015, Source: Salon

After Paris, right-wing pundits embrace Obama as secret-Muslim-destroying-the-country theories, again.