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Zoë Carpenter

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Zoe Carpenter

Zoë Carpenter

Zoë Carpenter is The Nation's assistant Washington editor. She has written for Rolling StoneGuernica and the Poughkeepsie Journal, and has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, and other media outlets. Follow her on Twitter @ZoeSCarpenter.  


News and Features

Your local library is on the front lines against government surveillance.

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.


With less than 24 hours to act on surveillance reform, things in the Senate have gotten dramatic. 
The fear-mongering senator from South Carolina is expected to announce his bid for the GOP nomination in June. 
A conversation with the Roosevelt Institute’s Mike Konczal.
If he really believed in “the right to be left alone,” he’d fight for women to have as much control over their bodies as...
Her remarks ticked off a checklist of things activists have been fighting for, suggesting that she’s heard warnings that Latino...
The police department has used social media as virtual riot gear, manufacturing the narrative of violence in the digital realm as they were...
"People who were cheated and people who have been buried in debt just keep on paying and the government keeps on collecting,”...
Today, the environment is a controversial issue divided along partisan lines—but it wasn't always that way.