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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

The petrochemical industry is devastating the state, but no candidates dare take it on.

Indiscriminate stops and mobile fingerprinting in the Big Easy represent a frightening new frontier in immigration enforcement.

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.

Blogs

A bill considered among the strongest of several competing bids to curb government spying has passed a major legislative hurdle—but...
Climate change “has moved firmly into the present,” a massive new report finds. But its politics have regressed. 
Counties and cities are posing a challenge to the Obama administration, whose immigration enforcement mechanisms lean heavily on the...
With the Senate preparing to hold a procedural vote as early as Wednesday on a proposal to increase the federal minimum wage, it’s...
The food industry is now the most unequal sector in the American economy.
Rejecting Keystone isn’t a comprehensive solution, but it would signal that the easy cycle of business as usual can be disrupted....
For families torn apart, Obama’s failure to reform deportation procedures is a matter of life and death. 
In the face of a changing climate and a constrained domestic budget, the lunacy of fossil fuel subsidies is hard to overstate.