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Amanda Marcotte is a politics writer for Salon. She's on Twitter @AmandaMarcotte.
Porn Addiction: The Christian Right's Latest Quack Crusade Is No Excuse for Trading in Child Pornography
Posted on: Aug 30, 2016, Source: Salon
There's no evidence that millions of men are addicted to porn, whatever the desperate Christian right claims.
They Want to Destroy Leslie Jones: Harassment Targeting 'Ghostbusters' Star Exposes the Ugliness Driving the New Right
Posted on: Aug 24, 2016, Source: Salon
The attacks against Jones lay bare the resentments fueling what is euphemistically known as the "alt-right."
Trump's Favorite Combo of Sexism and Racism is on Display with Comments on Merkel... and Hillary
Posted on: Aug 19, 2016, Source: Salon
Trump can't stop himself from constant knee jerk blather about women leaders and immigration.
An Abuser’s Best Weapon: The Murder That Wiped out a Pa. Family Is a Reminder That Guns Are Too Easy to Get
Posted on: Aug 12, 2016, Source: Salon
The NRA wants you to believe guns prevent domestic violence — the grim reality is that they make it deadlier.
Trying to Make America Male Again: Women Control the Ballot Box—and Angry, Sexist Trump Voters Can't Deal
Posted on: Aug 11, 2016, Source: Salon
Gender war: Trump's rise is the direct reaction to the growing influence of women in politics.
Kudos to Hillary for Playing the Woman Card
Posted on: Jul 29, 2016, Source: Salon
Clinton has turned gender into an asset.
Convention Nightmare: Voters Needed More Time to Absorb RNC Horror Show before the Dems Took Stage
Posted on: Jul 25, 2016, Source: Salon
The RNC was an authoritarian disaster, but the press has already moved on to the Democrats.
Grifting USA: Snake Oil Salespeople Rule the Stage at the RNC
Posted on: Jul 21, 2016, Source: Salon
Trump is a con man, so it's no surprise that his campaign studded the speaker's list with disreputable people.
Don’t Fear the Poképocalypse: Pokémon Go Is a Fun Phone Game, Not the End of Life as We Know It
Posted on: Jul 15, 2016, Source: Salon
Hands are wringing over the supposed dangers of Pokémon Go, but history suggests it's an overblown tech panic.
NRA’s Offensive Hypocrisy: When Will the Organization Demand Justice for Black Gun Owners Shot by Police?
Posted on: Jul 8, 2016, Source: Salon
Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were shot while carrying guns, but the NRA isn't stepping up to defend them.
It's Not Just Saddam Hussein: Trump Has a Long History of Googly-Eyed Admiration for Dictators
Posted on: Jul 6, 2016, Source: Salon
Trump has quite the track record of praising dictators for supposedly being strong and effective leaders.
It's 'Political Sleight-Of-Hand': For Their Next Trick, Republican Magicians Will Make Your Federal Land Disappear
Posted on: Jul 6, 2016, Source: Salon
When federal land becomes state land, it can be bought and sold to the profit of small-government billionaires.
5 Priorities for the Choice Movement After the Supreme Court's Major Abortion Decision
Posted on: Jun 27, 2016, Source: Salon
The end of Texas' abortion law is wonderful, but there's far more work to be done to protect reproductive rights.
Brexit Bombshell: Donald Trump and Nigel Farage Have Much in Common—Disdain for Immigrants and Extreme Nationalism
Posted on: Jun 24, 2016, Source: Salon
The right-wing populism of the two is more rooted in nationalism than in economic insecurity.
Abigail Fisher's Supreme Court Loss: A Massive Blow to Mediocre White People Coasting on Their Racial Privilege
Posted on: Jun 23, 2016, Source: Salon
Abigail Fisher's anti-affirmative-action case rested on the assumption that white people deserve priority over others.
Fear, Racism and Hatred: Why the Gun Industry Makes So Much Money off Mass Shootings
Posted on: Jun 14, 2016, Source: Salon
A vicious cycle—now aided by Trump's demagoguery—continues to improve the gun industry's bottom line.
Overcompensation Nation: It's Time to Admit That Toxic Masculinity Drives Gun Violence
Posted on: Jun 13, 2016, Source: Salon
Our national attachment to dominance models of manhood is a major reason we have so much violence.
The GOP Owns Trump University's Sleaze: Republicans Have Been Tolerant of Con Artists for Decades
Posted on: Jun 7, 2016, Source: Salon
Republicans want distance from Trump U, but their party's long acceptance of grifters makes the stigma stick.
Military Women Who Speak out About Sexual Assault Are Being Branded With 'Personality Disorder' and Pushed Out
Posted on: May 21, 2016, Source: Salon
Noxious stereotypes about women being nuts and liars are being used to silence military women who report rape.
Trump Is Clueless About Women's Reproductive Rights—That's What Makes Him So Dangerous
Posted on: May 19, 2016, Source: Salon
Trump could still curtail women's rights despite doing a poor job pretending he understands this "pro-life" thing.
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