Zoë Carpenter

DC dispatches. E-mail tips to zoe@thenation.com.

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Ernestina Hernandez (second from left), Cynthia Diaz (center), José Valdez (far right), and other members of the Not1More Deportation campaign, who are on hunger strike near the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo: Zoë Carpenter) Views
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 7:30am
Not One More: Can These Hunger Strikers Stop Obama’s Deportations?
When José Valdez talks about his son Jaime, his eyes shine. “He is one of the sweetest young men you’ll ever meet,” José said on Wednesday through an interpreter. “I don’t say that just because I’m his father. He’s a young man who likes to help people. He thinks about humanity. Anytime he sees...
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 9:00am
The Tax Breaks That Are Killing the Planet
ExxonMobil, the world’s largest oil company, hauled in a $32.6 billion profit last year. Chief executive Rex Tillerson got a 3 percent bump in his pay package, sending it above $28 million. And today the company gets its annual boost from the federal government: an estimated $600 million in tax...
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Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 8:15am
Could Working on Keystone XL Give You Cancer, Asthma?
Two prominent public health organizations are pressing the State Department to study the public health implications of the Keystone XL pipeline before reaching a decision on its approval. “There is an increasing recognition that the environments in which people live, work, learn and play have a...
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Sergeant First Class Erick Rodriguez stands guard before a news conference at Fort Hood, Texas April 2, 2014. (Reuters/Erich Schlegel) Views
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 8:00am
Fort Hood: A Tragic Reminder of the Military’s Mental Health Crisis
Ivan Lopez, the man military officials say opened fire yesterday at Fort Hood, Texas, killing three and wounding sixteen, reportedly suffered from depression and anxiety, and had trouble sleeping. Doctors prescribed him a number of drugs, and evaluated him for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder...
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 7:19am
Why the NRA Is Blocking Obama’s Surgeon General Nominee
The post of the surgeon general has been vacant since July, and it looks likely to remain that way for some time thanks to a strident campaign led by the National Rifle Association and libertarian Senator Rand Paul against President Obama’s nominee, Dr. Vivek Murthy.
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Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 11:48am
Keystone XL Might Make You Sick, Literally
Ever since President Obama announced that the Keystone XL pipeline would only be in the national interest if it “does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution,” the project has been scrutinized primarily on those terms.
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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 3:53pm
The Men We Kill, and the Men We Don't
When an American drone fired four Hellfire missiles at a convoy of cars travelling from a wedding in Yemen last December, who died?
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Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 8:12am
If Climate Change is a ‘Weapon of Mass Destruction,’ Why Promote Carbon Proliferation?
On Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a call for climate action that attracted considerable attention because of its forcefulness.
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 7:00am
Is Glenn Greenwald a Criminal?
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Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 8:28am
Environmental Report Leaves the Door Open for Keystone XL
The State Department has released a long-awaited environmental impact statement for the Keystone XL pipeline. Here’s the key section:
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