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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,, and the Washington Times.

Articles by Amanda Carpenter (page 1)

October 8, 2021 5:11 am

The Truth According to Kari Lake

The MAGA candidate for governor of Arizona believes some strange things.
Amanda Carpenter
September 24, 2021 8:42 pm

The Arizona “Audit” Was Election Subversion

The subversion will continue until morale improves.
Amanda Carpenter
September 13, 2021 5:03 am

Chris Christie’s Bogus Blunt Talk

The problem with his efforts to position himself for 2024.
Amanda Carpenter
August 27, 2021 5:30 am

Who Is Backing the Blue?

Police who defended the Capitol on January 6 are now left to fend for themselves.
Amanda Carpenter
August 24, 2021 5:30 am

The Cyber Ninjas’ Real Finding: Other States Can Run Sham Audits, Too

Report or no report, the Arizona audit provides a model for MAGA.
Amanda Carpenter
August 9, 2021 5:08 am

COVID Compassion Fatigue

How long can we keep caring about the unvaccinated?
Amanda Carpenter
July 26, 2021 5:30 am

Trump’s Big Lie Litmus Test

He’s playing kingmaker and enforcer.
Amanda Carpenter
July 21, 2021 5:30 am

Make Republicans Defend Their Opposition to Voting Rights Bills

Bring back the talking filibuster.
Amanda Carpenter
July 12, 2021 5:30 am

The Real Point of the Arizona Audit

It’s all a big show.
Amanda Carpenter
July 1, 2021 5:30 am

Which Republicans Should Be Put on the January 6 Committee?

The committee is too partisan, moans Kevin McCarthy. Gee, who’s to blame for that?
Amanda Carpenter