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: 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.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2017, Source: Salon

A street brawl in Berkeley is proving a marketing coup for wannabe brownshirts.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2017, Source: Salon

Beck and his partner, David Barton, are holding training camps to teach fake history to a generation of students.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2017, Source: Salon

Bills in five GOP-controlled states seek to protect abortion access from attacks by anti-science conservatives.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2017, Source: Salon

Like Trumpcare before it, a new proposal would give massive economic relief to the people who need it least.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2017, Source: Salon

Climate-change denialists were already terrible, but they've grown bolder and more bizarre in the age of Trump.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2017, Source: Salon

Trump and Scott Pruitt aim to gut the EPA's climate regulations—but environmentalists promise to battle in court.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2017, Source: Salon

What separation of church and state? Birmingham megachurch wants to hire its own cops, claims innocent motives.