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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

April 8, 2021 5:30 am

GOP Wants Corporations to Shut Up and Put Up

Won’t someone please, please think about poor Mitch McConnell’s feelings?
Amanda Carpenter
April 6, 2021 5:30 am

Kristi Noem Rides the MAGA Bronco

Will it buck the South Dakota governor before 2024?
Amanda Carpenter
March 19, 2021 5:30 am

Kevin McCarthy, Fetch

He now says he didn’t try to overturn the 2020 election. He’s a good boy! He’ll submit and play nice for belly rubs.
Amanda Carpenter
March 12, 2021 5:08 am

“Election Integrity” Means Restriction

You can’t have a reasonable debate about voting rights with people who wanted to cancel votes.
Amanda Carpenter
March 4, 2021 5:30 am

Hard and Soft Threats to Democracy

Conspiracy theorists and militia threats led the House of Representatives to abandon its work.
Amanda Carpenter
February 28, 2021 7:56 pm

CPAC Rehabs Trump as Master of the GOP

For the Trump-faithful, the event was a raging success.
Amanda Carpenter
February 24, 2021 5:30 am

Anti-Trump Republicans Must Explore Options

There is no room for dissent in Trump’s GOP.
Amanda Carpenter
February 19, 2021 4:09 pm

On Cancun and the Insurrection

What is the point of being a United States Senator anyway?
Amanda Carpenter
February 15, 2021 5:20 am

The Strategic Silence of Mike Pence

Complicity, cowardice, or nihilism?
Amanda Carpenter
February 3, 2021 4:03 pm

Keep Paying Attention to Marjorie Taylor Greene

Some Republicans want you to look away—because they know she makes them look bad.
Amanda Carpenter