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Amanda Marcotte is a politics writer for Salon. She's on Twitter @AmandaMarcotte.
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.
Mississippi on Verge of Passing Most Hateful LGBT Law, Which Could Also Force Women to Wear Makeup
Posted on: Apr 1, 2016, Source: Salon
Mississippi is on the verge of passing a bill to legalize discrimination against LGBT people and anyone who has non-marital sex—seriously.
Anti-Choicers Try to Exploit Donald Trump's Gaffe by Pretending Their Misogynist Views Are 'Moderate'
Posted on: Mar 31, 2016, Source: Salon
Anti-choicers are using Trump's comments to portray themselves as nicer to women, but in fact, they are worse.
Hillary Clinton Fires up Voters More Than Bernie Sanders Does, so Why Is No One Talking About It?
Posted on: Mar 30, 2016, Source: Salon
According to a Gallup poll, Clinton’s supporters love her more than any candidate besides Donald Trump. But the media won’t tell you that.
Hillary Clinton Thinks Breaking Up the Big Banks Won’t End Racism and Sexism—Is She Right?
Posted on: Mar 27, 2016, Source: In These Times
Clinton’s remark prompted a furious debate. Is there any truth to it—and why did she say it? Moe Tkacik and Amanda Marcotte debate.
Trump's Attack on Cruz's Wife Proves He's Too Sexist to Stand a Chance Against Clinton
Posted on: Mar 23, 2016, Source: Salon
Trump sneers at Cruz's wife, showing why he's not just going to lose female voters, but a lot of male voters, too.
Stop 'Helping' Hillary: Sorry, Guys, but Clinton Doesn't Need to Smile, Whisper or Have John Kasich as Her Running Mate
Posted on: Mar 16, 2016, Source: Salon
Instructions to Clinton to smile more or pick Kasich as her VP are just sexism disguised as advice.
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