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: 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.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2015, Source: Salon

The situation in Syria is very serious, but conservatives keep responding in idiotic and childish ways.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2015, Source: Salon

There's no evidence Planned Parenthood did anything wrong. There's plenty about the other side.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2015, Source: Salon

As Obama and Clinton talk sense on guns, it has fallen to the GOP to bring the crazy. They have not disappointed.