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 12, 2017, Source: Salon

Being the liberal hate object on Fox News only helps advance the far right's agenda. Thanks, but I'll pass.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2017, Source: Salon

After two years of flirting with overt white nationalism, Trump jumps the alt-right shark in his Warsaw speech.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2017, Source: Salon

In the fine print, GOP bill guts coverage of "essential health care benefits," with devastating consequences.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2017, Source: Salon

Mitch McConnell's gruesome health care scam exposes the anti-democratic character of the GOP.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2017, Source: Salon

Psychological research shows people are too tribal and afraid to admit they were wrong to regret their votes.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2017, Source: Salon

Guns are largely marketed to right-wing male power fantasies, but this latest tragedy shows that no one is immune.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2017, Source: Salon

Much of what Donald Trump does is fueled by the desire to uproot or undo Barack Obama's legacy.

Posted on: May 25, 2017, Source: Salon

Federal spending on health care and food stimulates the economy — and losing those dollars will hurt most Americans.

Posted on: May 22, 2017, Source: Salon

Iowa follows Texas in barring Medicaid patients from Planned Parenthood—and the effects are devastating.

Posted on: May 18, 2017, Source: Salon

Ailes spent his life fighting for a world where men are free to exploit women—and the good news is, he lost.

Posted on: May 17, 2017, Source: Salon

Are working-class couples more likely to marry if men make more money? New evidence says not necessarily.

Posted on: May 16, 2017, Source: Salon

The extreme right in Texan statehouse stages Mother's Day tantrum over the defeat of a handful of its own bills.

Posted on: May 10, 2017, Source: Salon

Even the state's sheriffs and police chiefs oppose it.

Posted on: May 9, 2017, Source: Salon

Titillating stories can be more persuasive than facts, and the anti-choice movement loves its nutty urban myths.

Posted on: May 9, 2017, Source: Salon

One state government is attempting to save its residents from the disaster that is the AHCA.

Posted on: May 5, 2017, Source: Salon

Americans are already ditching churches they find too repressive. Expect that trend to accelerate.

Posted on: May 4, 2017, Source: Salon

Far-right fanboys are trying to organize street gangs—and the most effective way to fight back may be mockery.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2017, Source: Salon

Trumpcare 2.0 will make the opioid problem only worse by slashing the Medicaid funds that get people treated

Posted on: Apr 27, 2017, Source: Salon

Trumpcare 2.0 will make the opioid problem only worse by slashing the Medicaid funds that get people treated.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2017, Source: Salon

Trauma surgeons push for more research into the causes of gun violence, 20 years after such efforts were silenced.