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Amanda Marcotte is a politics writer for Salon. She's on Twitter @AmandaMarcotte.
Can Journalists Debunk Trump's Lies Without Amplifying Them? It's Challenging but Not Impossible
Posted on: Feb 15, 2017, Source: Salon
Journalists must report on the administration's many falsehoods—and find a way to do so that won’t backfire.
Anti-Choice Activists Now Going After Birth Control
Posted on: Feb 9, 2017, Source: Salon
Under Trump and a GOP Congress, anti-choice activists don't need elaborate excuses to go after contraception.
Republicans Are Majorly Infighting Over a Plot to Sell Off Federal Wilderness
Posted on: Feb 7, 2017, Source: Salon
Plenty of right-wingers want to sell off the wilderness, but they're getting opposition from unexpected corners.
Super Bowl 51 Was Ripe With Political Messaging, From Lady Gaga to Lumber
Posted on: Feb 6, 2017, Source: Salon
Immigration, love and acceptance top messaging during Super Bowl 51, led by Gaga, Budweiser, 84 Lumber, Airbnb.
Did the White House Mean to Wink at Holocaust Deniers?
Posted on: Jan 31, 2017, Source: Salon
Historian Deborah Lipstadt wonders if Trump's troubling statement flirts with "softcore" Holocaust denialism.
Rise of an Urban Resistance: A Weekend of Protest Proves That America's Cities Will Not Be Silent
Posted on: Jan 30, 2017, Source: Salon
Trump's been attacking America's cities—and those of us who live in them—for months. Now we're fighting back.
While Trump Grabs Headlines, Texas Republicans Launch New Wave of Assaults on LGBT Rights
Posted on: Jan 26, 2017, Source: Salon
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick sparks new "bathroom bill" and effort to curtail same-sex couples' rights in Houston.
A Day to Celebrate Our Power: The Women's March Provides the First Moments of Solidarity and Happiness Since Trump's Election
Posted on: Jan 22, 2017, Source: Salon
We know the next four years will be hard. But the sheer number of people who came out Saturday brought us new hope.
GOP Voters Were Drawn to Trump's Sexism, Report Suggests—but It May Also Be His Undoing
Posted on: Jan 18, 2017, Source: Salon
Many Republicans actually think women are better off than men in America—but liberals are fired up to fight back.
Donald Trump Really Means What He Says—and Plans to Silence and Intimidate Dissenters
Posted on: Jan 14, 2017, Source: Salon
Any hope he'd be a terrible president who kept our democracy intact has sailed out the window.
How the 'Dossier' Hurts Trump
Posted on: Jan 13, 2017, Source: Salon
Trump's own rumor-mongering has made him vulnerable to the explosion of unsubstantiated rumors that in a more normal context would seem outrageous.
Donald Trump's Reality TV Bamboozle: A Political Style Shaped by 'The Apprentice'
Posted on: Jan 5, 2017, Source: Salon
Trump loves to play the reality TV host promising next week's big reveal, but he never has the goods.
Fake News for the Great Leader: Donald Trump's Readymade White House Propaganda Machine
Posted on: Jan 3, 2017, Source: Salon
Trump's scarily effective White House propaganda apparatus will work from the bottom up, posing as journalism.
My Shortlist of Political New Year's Resolutions: A Guide to Staying Sane in 2017
Posted on: Jan 2, 2017, Source: Salon
Yeah, 2016 was hard — and 2017 could be harder. Here are three resolutions I'm undertaking to preserve my sanity.
Fighting Back Against Anti-Feminist Backlash: Women Can Win the Trump Era's New Culture War
Posted on: Dec 29, 2016, Source: Salon
Anti-feminist backlash is all too real—but women are better positioned than ever to fight for our rights.
White Supremacist Christmas! Right-Wing Media Spent the Holiday Snuggling up to Overt Racism
Posted on: Dec 28, 2016, Source: Salon
Fox News and Breitbart spent the holiday weekend sliding outrageous white supremacist ideas into the mainstream.
Conservatism Has Curdled Beyond Recognition: The Movement Belongs Exclusively to Nihilists Now
Posted on: Dec 25, 2016, Source: Salon
Donald Trump's voters have no ideology beyond a unifying hatred of liberals.
2016 Was a Great Year for Feminist Pop Culture—Except for That Donald Trump Thing
Posted on: Dec 21, 2016, Source: Salon
In 2016 angry men, fed up with all the women in pop culture, turned to Donald Trump to prop up their fragile egos.
Abortion Isn't Linked With Mental Illness, Study Shows—but Being Denied One Might Be
Posted on: Dec 14, 2016, Source: Salon
Anti-choice activists have long claimed that abortion leads to mental illness—but a new study shows the opposite.
What Real People Can Do to Fight Back Against Fake News
Posted on: Dec 9, 2016, Source: Salon
The "Pizzagate" near-catastrophe demands we confront this growing scourge.
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