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Amanda Marcotte is a politics writer for Salon. She's on Twitter @AmandaMarcotte.
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.
Destroying Roe v. Wade: Ohio's 'Unconscionable' Heartbeat Bill Is 'Designed to Punish Women'
Posted on: Dec 7, 2016, Source: Salon
The GOP's bill, which goes to the desk of Gov. Kasich, was the obsession of right-to-life activists in the state.
Texas Will Now Require Funeral Services Whenever a Woman Has an Abortion or a Miscarriage
Posted on: Dec 1, 2016, Source: Salon
Conservatives in the state want to make sure women are punished for failing to give birth.
Now Trump Gets the Supreme Court — and the Damage May Be Irreversible
Posted on: Nov 27, 2016, Source: Salon
Conservatives cared about the court this year, while many liberals didn't. The damage will last for generations.
Being Led by an Outright Conspiracy Theorist Like Donald Trump Puts Us All in Danger
Posted on: Nov 22, 2016, Source: Salon
Trump is paranoid and vindictive, and there's a very real threat that his policies will be sculpted by his ego.
Trump Is a Real Threat to Women—but It Will Be Tougher to Eliminate Abortion Rights Than He Thinks
Posted on: Nov 15, 2016, Source: Salon
He'll face legal obstacles, but there are clear reasons to keep fighting.
The Misogyny Apocalypse: Turns out Being White and Male Counts for More Than Intelligence, Grace or Decency
Posted on: Nov 9, 2016, Source: Salon
It was unimaginable that America would self-destruct rather than elect a female president. But that's what happened.
Why Trump Would Likely Turn the White House into His Fantasy Harem
Posted on: Nov 2, 2016, Source: Salon
Trump built his business around judging, marketing and leering at women. How would he approach the presidency?
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