Amanda Marcotte,

Amanda Marcotte

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Recent articles by Amanda:

With 100,000 dead and 39 million out of work, Trump trolls the libs — and his fanboys love it

The nation is in crisis. Our president is busy calling women "skanks" and floating false murder theories → Read More

Too much Zoom: Who knew life under lockdown would be so damn busy?

Craving distraction, I stuffed my schedule full of virtual get-togethers — and now I have no time to myself → Read More

Pandemic abortion crisis: More women need services, but access is harder than ever

Getting an abortion was already tough enough for many American women — the coronavirus has made it much worse → Read More

Trump knows most Americans don’t want to re-elect him — so he’s cheating like crazy – A

Despite his off-the-charts narcissism, Donald Trump knows on some level that the majority of Americans don't want him to be president and he cannot win in a fair election. He didn't beat Hillary Clinton in the popular vote in 2016 — she got nearly 3 million more votes — and only won because of the o → Read More

Trump moves openly to steal the election: Democrats should impeach him again

Trump always intended to rig the 2020 election. Now he's exploiting the pandemic to commit serious crimes → Read More

How the religious right’s war against abortion is built on lies, grifting, and bullying – A

On Tuesday, both the pro- and anti-choice world were rocked by a revelation that undermines literal decades of religious right nonsense. Norma McCorvey, the "Jane Roe" of the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide in 1973, claimed before her 2017 death that her famous "conversion" to → Read More

Jane Roe's "conversion" confession: More proof the religious right is run by grifters and liars

Norma McCorvey said she was paid to "convert": Yet more evidence of the deep sleaze on the Christian right → Read More

The sad and pitiful case of Republican Sen. Martha McSally

If the newest poll of the 2020 Arizona Senate race is accurate, Republican Sen. Martha McSally is set to go down in a humiliating defeat. OH Predictive Insights found that she is trailing her opponent, Democrat Mark Kelly, by 13 points. He's up 51 percent to her 38 percent, the poll found. And → Read More

Here’s what’s most galling about Trump’s entire hydroxychloroquine flimflam – A

With the rising scandal over Donald Trump's mass firing of inspectors general who are threatening to uncover widespread corruption in his administration, the president is clearly desperate for some delicious culture-war bait that will distract cable news pundits and lure his supporters and his criti → Read More

Is Trump taking hydroxychloroquine? Who cares? It's another right-wing snake-oil scam

Right-wingers have long fantasized they have access to medical "miracles" unavailable to us pathetic normies → Read More

Trump's war on masks: It's working — at least with his base

Trump supporters are eagerly trashing masks and social-distancing rules. Will we all pay the price for this folly? → Read More

WTF is "Obamagate"? That's easy: It's Donald Trump's reboot of "but her emails"

Trump wants to make "Obamagate" the new "Clinton emails": A baseless pseudo-scandal the media sets ablaze → Read More

Trump’s failure to grapple with the COVID-19 problem is rooted in the hollow gospel of ‘individualism’ – A

During Donald Trump's daily press conference (and, wait — wasn't he going to quit those?) on Wednesday, the president was unable to hide his irritation at coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci, and pooh-poohed the latter's concerns about re-opening schools and universities. Fauci had te → Read More

The pandemic exposes the truth: Right-wing "individualism" is just selfish garbage

"Every man is an island" was an alluring right-wing philosophy — until folks were marooned indefinitely at home → Read More

Trump’s flunkies are trying to scapegoat Anthony Fauci — but we all know who’s really to blame – A

Just a month ago, I predicted that Donald Trump and his lickspittles in Congress and right-wing media were setting up Dr. Anthony Fauci as their scapegoat for Trump's massive failures. (That admittedly wasn't difficult, since the far right has been attacking Fauci all along.) Now here we are, with t → Read More

Trump flunkies try to scapegoat Anthony Fauci — but we all know who's really to blame

Trump once declared "I alone can fix it" — but his followers now claim he's been manipulated by an evil mastermind → Read More

Chrissy Teigen and Alison Roman's fight reveals a deep well of women's insecurity about cooking

What the spat between two food celebrities exposes about the uneasy tension between foodie culture and feminism → Read More

Trump is trying to pull his biggest con yet with the US economy — before everything falls apart

Donald Trump thinks he can trick American voters into believing it's a good thing that one in six workers is out of a job. That's according to Nancy Cook at Politico, who reports that the mood in the White House was one of jubilation at hearing that the unemployment rate had soared to 14.7% — the hi → Read More

Trump doesn't really care about the economy — he just wants to fake it until November

Don't be fooled by Trump's economic happy talk — he's willing to sell out a long-term recovery for short-term gain → Read More

Oops, they did it again: Trump's refusal to wear a mask as a signal to fascism

Trump's refusal to wear a mask isn't just vanity — it's also a fascist rejection of the duty to protect others → Read More