Zoë Carpenter, The Nation

Zoë Carpenter

The Nation

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Past articles by Zoë:

The Past 2 Years Have Left Portland Reeling. What Kind of Recovery Comes Next?

Will efforts to rehabilitate Portland’s brand eclipse the tentative steps taken toward real reform? → Read More

Sexual Assault in the Military Is Still Going Unchecked. Will Congress Finally Act?

Over the past decade, the incident of sexual assault in the military has risen. Congress may finally have seen enough to mandate reforms. → Read More

Extreme Heat in Portland Is an ‘Acute Disaster on Chronic Disaster’

Physical infrastructure, social services, labor protections—in the Pacific Northwest, none of them is designed with extreme heat in mind. → Read More

Misinformation Is Destroying Our Country. Can Anything Rein It In?

Trump is gone, but the right-wing media is alive and well—and will further undermine our democracy if we let it. → Read More

Climate Change Will Force Us to Rethink Migration and Asylum

As climate change accelerates, it will become increasingly untenable to reduce US immigration and asylum policy to a question of border security. → Read More

The Real Reasons Texas’s Power Grid Is So Vulnerable

What’s happening in Texas is not an indicator that renewable energy is less reliable—it’s a signal that our infrastructure is frighteningly unprepared for extreme weather. → Read More

Portland Reelected ‘Tear Gas Ted’—but Still Wants Police Reform

Portland’s protest movement couldn’t oust Mayor Ted Wheeler, but the city overwhelmingly voted to create a new police oversight board. → Read More

Will Concerns About Domestic Violence Derail Sentencing Reform in Oklahoma?

Opponents of a constitutional amendment to limit enhanced sentencing say it would harm domestic violence survivors. Not all survivors agree. → Read More

QAnon Is Becoming a Republican Dog Whistle

Even some candidates who don’t openly support the conspiracy theory are using Q-related talking points to attack their Democratic challengers. → Read More

A Reckoning Inside the Domestic-Violence Movement

Domestic abuse presents a deadly threat to millions of people across America. But as concerns about police misconduct grow, feminists are reconsidering the costs of criminalization. → Read More

Climate Disasters Are Leaving Families With Nowhere to Go

In Oregon, the wildfires are colliding with a housing crisis. → Read More

School Reopenings Are Only Going to Get More Chaotic

Trump gave up on controlling the virus, squandering our chance to reopen safely. → Read More

Why Portland Became the Test Case for Trump’s Secret Police

Right-wing groups and media laid the groundwork for federal intervention long before this summer’s protests. → Read More

Black Lives Matter Protests Are Everywhere, Even in the Unlikeliest Places

While massive crowds and police crackdowns rocked major cities, countless other demonstrations occurred in small cities and towns—even in conservative areas with no history of protest. → Read More

Will Covid-19 Be a Turning Point in the Fight Against Racial Disparities in Health Care?

Public health experts hope that the vast scale of the crisis will prompt meaningful political action to counter health inequities, which have been persistent in America for well over a century. → Read More

What We Know About the Covid-19 Race Gap

The CDC is finally releasing more data that shows just how unequal toll of the pandemic is. But we can’t stop there. → Read More

The Homeless Need Houses, Now More Than Ever

More than half a million people across the United States experience homelessness on any given night, and they face acute risks from the coronavirus. → Read More

Health Care Workers Are Facing Burdens That Put Everyone at Risk

Insufficient protective equipment and limited access to testing are dramatically increasing the severity of the crisis. → Read More

Richard Powers on the Standing of Trees

The author of The Overstory hikes through the Great Smoky Mountains and discusses giving personhood to nonhumans. → Read More

Exxon Won a Major Climate Change Lawsuit—but More Are Coming

Exxon’s win was a narrow one, and it doesn’t mean that Big Oil can’t be held to account. → Read More