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Amanda Marcotte is a politics writer for Salon. She's on Twitter @AmandaMarcotte.
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.
Trump Embraces Blunt Sexism: His Supporters Love the Absurd Idea That Even the Smartest Woman Isn't as Good as a Man
Posted on: May 2, 2016, Source: Salon
His constant slams on women works with his ardent backers—but it will destroy him in November.
Lying Is the Business of Right-Wing Propagandists
Posted on: Apr 21, 2016, Source: Salon
Author Ari Rabin-Havt explains how modern conservatism is built on an entire industry built to lie.
Early Retirement for Rush Limbaugh? His Show Is in Peril, but the Right-Wing World He Helped Build Will Sadly Live On
Posted on: Apr 19, 2016, Source: Salon
Limbaugh's radio show is on the rocks and his station is bankrupt, but the right will survive when he's gone.
Bill O'Reilly's Revolting Comment to Trump About African-Americans Is the Newest Chapter in His Long History of Bigotry
Posted on: Apr 12, 2016, Source: Salon
Many "are ill-educated and have tattoos on their foreheads," O'Reilly said about African-Americans seeking jobs.
The Mystery of Republican Women Backing Sexist Trump: They’re Female Misogynists Who’ve Grown to Accept Oppression
Posted on: Apr 8, 2016, Source: Salon
Most women hate Trump, but some are all too happy to go along with his ugly views on women.
Roger Stone, Riot Organizer and Unapologetic Racist, Is the Trump Campaign's Best Friend
Posted on: Apr 6, 2016, Source: Salon
One of Trump's best allies and surrogates, Roger Stone, is a major racist who used riots to help Bush win in 2000.
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