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Zoë Carpenter

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Zoe Carpenter

Zoë Carpenter

Zoë Carpenter is a reporter in The Nation's Washington, DC bureau. She has written for Rolling Stone, Guernica and the Poughkeepsie Journal. An Oregon native, Zoë studied writing and environmental politics at Vassar College. 

Articles

News and Features

These days everyone wants to ‘create opportunity,’ but few want a class war.

Decades of government subsidy have cost taxpayers, wrecked the environment and could burn even more carbon than the Keystone pipeline project.

A damning new report by the Committee to Protect Journalists raises alarm about the press under Obama.

Congress is moving to end the showdown, but will hard-liners slow everything down?

Without the youth vote, Obama woud have lost Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Pennsylvania—and the election.

Obama will carry the youth vote, but turnout is key, especially among young Latino voters in swing states.

Young voters gave Obama a decisive win in 2008. Four years later, the love affair is on the rocks.

A popular provision of the Affordable Care Act that has helped insure 6.6 million Americans under 26 could be eliminated by the Supreme Court.

Blogs

The mistrust in Ferguson is being deepened in real time by local officials’ selective release of information. 
Can the situation in Ferguson prompt accountability and oversight of law enforcement? 
The racial disparities in the town where Michael Brown was killed by police are shocking, but they’re characteristic of the nation.
The president continues a two-decade legacy of wrapping the military option in Iraq in humanitarian packaging.
Lawmakers say the CIA redacted “key facts” from a long-awaited investigation into the agency’s cruel interrogation...
“We should approach climate change with great skepticism,” says the king of the climate denial media machine.
Now that Obama has asked for nearly $4 billion to help kick the kids out more quickly, Republicans don’t want to pony up the money.
A new report reveals that the NSA spied on five prominent American Muslims.