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Megan Carpentier

Megan Carpentier

Megan Carpentier is the executive editor of Raw Story. She previously served as an associate editor at Talking Points Memo; the editor of news and politics at Air America; an editor at Jezebel.com; and an associate editor at Wonkette. Her work has also appeared in the Washington Post, Ms. magazine, RH Reality Check, On the Issues, the New York Press, Bitch, Bust, the Daily Beast and Women’s eNews. She is a WMC Progressive Women’s Voices alumna.

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Feminists Pioneer ‘Conversation’ Radio

Feminists Pioneer ‘Conversation’ Radio

August 22, 2012

With a new radio show, "Women's Media Center Live," about to launch, the author, executive editor of Raw Story, talks to radio hosts who are changing the sound and scope of talk radio. More »

Bachmann Reception on ‘Fallon’—Unfunny, Guys

Bachmann Reception on ‘Fallon’—Unfunny, Guys

November 23, 2011

Commentator Megan Carpentier offers five songs The Roots—famous for their satiric walk-on song picks on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"—could have used to “snark” Michele Bachmann without being sexist. More »

Global Moms Bill: An Opening for the Administration to Keep Its Promises?

Global Moms Bill: An Opening for the Administration to Keep Its Promises?

May 24, 2010

President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton have voiced concern for women’s safety and health around the world. Legislation introduced this month in the House calls for specific steps to meet that commitment in regard to mothers dying in childbirth. More »

Health Care Reform—Obama’s Challenge

February 25, 2010

Obama meets with Republicans today in a health-care summit. Women who helped put him in office expect him to step up and lead—on both access to quality care and access to abortion. More »

Budget 2011: What Will Women Gain?

February 3, 2010

If a budget is the ultimate statement of values, the Obama Administration deserves some good marks for attending to women’s needs in an austere time. More »