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Amanda Marcotte is a politics writer for Salon. She's on Twitter @AmandaMarcotte.
Yeah, There’s a Difference: Wells Fargo Scandal Is Another Reminder That We Can’t Afford Trump and the GOP
Posted on: Sep 23, 2016, Source: Salon
Trump has promised to destroy the agency that uncovered Wells Fargo's abuses; Clinton has vowed to bolster it
Clinton's Health Is a Barely Disguised Way for Conservatives to Wallow in Bigotry
Posted on: Sep 13, 2016, Source: Salon
The Clinton health hysteria is about painting women as too fragile to hold office.
A Modest Proposal: Trump Has It All Wrong, to Prevent Crime, We Need to Do Some 'Extreme Vetting' of Men
Posted on: Sep 3, 2016, Source: Salon
If we need a police state to stop crime, the target shouldn't be immigrants but those committing the most crimes: men.
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.
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