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.
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.
On Bowe Bergdahl and conscientious objection
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?
Not once has Obama’s nominee voted to reject a defense budget.
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.