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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. 


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.


Should climate hawks really worry about rising domestic fossil fuel production?
Citing costs, Republicans blocked comprehensive legislation to extend health care and education. 
One Senate Democrat says the State Department’s environmental review was “woefully inadequate when it came to exploring human...
Congress continues to debate changes to the military justice system after decades of scandals, investigatory panels and trials have failed...
A drone strike in Yemen in December may have killed civilians and violated Obama’s targeted killing policies, a new report says. 
The Obama administration is talking tough on climate—but not when it comes to America's fossil fuel exports.
The Republican in charge of the House Intelligence Committee says journalists should be prosecuted for reports based on Edward Snowden...
A State Department assessment concludes that oil from Alberta’s tar sands will be extracted, shipped and burnt regardless of...