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 15, 2017, Source: Salon

Journalists must report on the administration's many falsehoods—and find a way to do so that won’t backfire.

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.

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.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2017, Source: Salon

Immigration, love and acceptance top messaging during Super Bowl 51, led by Gaga, Budweiser, 84 Lumber, Airbnb.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2017, Source: Salon

Historian Deborah Lipstadt wonders if Trump's troubling statement flirts with "softcore" Holocaust denialism.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2017, Source: Salon

Trump's scarily effective White House propaganda apparatus will work from the bottom up, posing as journalism.

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.

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.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2016, Source: Salon

Fox News and Breitbart spent the holiday weekend sliding outrageous white supremacist ideas into the mainstream.

Posted on: Dec 25, 2016, Source: Salon

Donald Trump's voters have no ideology beyond a unifying hatred of liberals.

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.

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.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2016, Source: Salon

The "Pizzagate" near-catastrophe demands we confront this growing scourge.