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: Aug 7, 2017, Source: Salon

Trump's overt racism isn't aimed at liberals—it's about distracting his base away from the Russia scandal.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2017, Source: Salon

Instead of chasing down white voters who are committed to culture war, Democrats need to energize their base.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2017, Source: Salon

Cosby's rape case reminds us how entrenched rape myths are.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2017, Source: Salon

As Paris makes clear, right-wing attitudes on climate change are largely driven by hatred of tree-hugging liberals.

Posted on: May 21, 2017, Source: Salon

New analysis suggests that 6 million people could lose insurance due to pre-existing conditions under GOP's bill.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2017, Source: Salon

Donald Trump wants investigators to take Flynn's vague offer—which is reason enough to slow the process down.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2017, Source: Salon

Texas GOP cracks down on Austin's sanctuary policies, putting anti-immigrant persecution ahead of public safety.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2017, Source: Salon

Trump hires an anti-birth control policy adviser—and Republicans in Congress prepare to escalate the attack.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2016, Source: Salon

Make no mistake, Trumpers are angry. What they're angry about is the loss of unearned race and gender privilege.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2016, Source: Salon

Giuliani let the subtext become the text when he bluntly stated that "a woman" can't be as qualified as Trump.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2016, Source: Salon

The Trump campaign's effort to characterize a consensual affair as abuse muddies the crucial issue of consent.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2016, Source: Salon

Joe Conason set out to profile Bill Clinton and ended up setting the record straight on the Clinton Foundation.

Posted on: May 31, 2016, Source: Salon

Trump's entire political career can be traced back to his personal grievances, making him a very real danger.

Posted on: May 24, 2016, Source: Salon

There's no validity to conservative accusations of Facebook's bias, but the company's trying to placate them anyway.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2016, Source: Salon

Trump's sons suggest that their dad's supporters find prep school bully antics aspirational instead of off-putting.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2016, Source: Salon

Rebecca Traister's new book on single women looks at how this growing population is reshaping America.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2016, Source: Salon

Palin's impressionistic pro-Trump speech shows how Republicans are getting past the "problem" of logic or evidence.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2016, Source: Salon

Candidates get into a ridiculous tiff over whose birthplace is less "real America," New York or Canada.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2016, Source: Salon

Stop freaking out about Trump winning the nomination because compared to Cruz, his agenda looks downright moderate.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2016, Source: Salon

It doesn't seem like it now, but come primary season, abortion might be the Number One issue for many GOP voters.