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Amanda Carpenter

Political columnist Carpenter is a CNN contributor and author of Gaslighting America: Why We Love It When Trump Lies To Us.

Previously, she served as a speechwriter to South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint and communications director to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Before going to Capitol Hill, and she worked as a reporter for Human Events, Townhall.com, and the Washington Times.


Articles by Amanda Carpenter

January 19, 2021 1:49 pm

Never Forget: Mitch McConnell Underwrote Trump’s Big Lie

When power was at stake, McConnell helped the people pushing the lie that led to the Capitol insurrection.
Amanda Carpenter
January 12, 2021 5:02 pm

They Laughed It Off

COVID? Capitol insurrection? The GOP’s deadly denialism.
Amanda Carpenter
January 1, 2021 3:15 pm

McConnell’s ‘Conscience’ Crisis

He stood by as Team Trump tried to overturn the election. Even now he refuses to smack down the Big Lie.
Amanda Carpenter
December 30, 2020 1:53 pm

Josh Hawley Is Madison Cawthorn Is Marjorie Taylor Greene

There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the “crazies” and the Very Serious People in the GOP.
Amanda Carpenter
December 29, 2020 5:07 am

Georgia Is a Quiet Place for Republicans

They don’t dare speak the truth because they’re afraid of their voters.
Amanda Carpenter
December 18, 2020 5:30 am

The Top 10 Worst Trump-Enabling Takes of 2020

As we bid a not-so-fond farewell to 2020, here’s a look back at some of the political lowlights.
Amanda Carpenter
December 11, 2020 5:30 am

What’s a Little Abuse of Power Among Friends?

The suspicious backdrop for the Texas A.G.’s luridly seditious MAGA lawsuit.
Amanda Carpenter
December 4, 2020 5:30 am

They’re Fine With It

Republicans have no qualms with Trump’s dangerous conspiracy theories—until they get tangled up in them themselves.
Amanda Carpenter
November 30, 2020 5:30 am

The GOP Is a Propaganda Party

Media parasites have taken control of the host.
Amanda Carpenter
November 18, 2020 5:30 am

Let’s Make a Deal to Roll Back Executive Power

If Biden is serious about bipartisan consensus, he should surrender presidential powers.
Amanda Carpenter