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Amanda Carpenter

Amanda Carpenter is the author of Gaslighting America: Why We Love It When Trump Lies To Us. She was formerly a Bulwark political columnist.

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)

June 8, 2023 5:31 am

Pence Launches Campaign, Faceplants on Trump Indictment Issue

The former VP wants to stand for law and order—except when it comes to his former boss.
Amanda Carpenter
May 25, 2023 5:31 am

Kari Lake Caves to Reality, Sort Of

How the defeated Arizonan learned to love the mail-in vote.
Amanda Carpenter
May 10, 2023 11:49 pm

CNN’s Trump Town Hall: All Spectacle, No Sunlight

It’s 2016 all over again.
Amanda Carpenter
April 27, 2023 5:31 am

Nikki Haley Wants to Talk About Abortion

Just talk, though.
Amanda Carpenter
April 13, 2023 5:32 am

Tim Scott Looks at Joe Biden and Thinks Civil War

Decoding the South Carolina senator’s presidential announcement.
Amanda Carpenter
April 7, 2023 5:30 am

It’s All About Trump’s Election Criminality

The details of the various investigations are complicated, but the thread connecting them is easy to understand.
Amanda Carpenter
March 29, 2023 3:32 am

Why Does DeSantis Keep Letting Trump Take Shots at Him?

How long can the Florida governor absorb blows from Trump before he looks weak?
Amanda Carpenter
March 23, 2023 5:30 am

Why Trump’s Hush Money Matters

It was the currency of secret and illegal schemes to deceive voters.
Amanda Carpenter
March 16, 2023 5:30 am

Could the GOP Divide Over Ukraine Become a Lasting Split?

Russia’s invasion of its democratic neighbor must matter more than ‘woke’ culture wars.
Amanda Carpenter
March 8, 2023 3:50 pm

How Kevin McCarthy and Tucker Carlson Surrendered to MAGA

The problem isn’t Tucker’s show; it’s how GOP elites submit to radicals.
Amanda Carpenter