Zoë Carpenter

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

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Sunday, February 02, 2014
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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Saturday, January 18, 2014
What Obama Didn’t Say in His Speech on NSA Spying
The most illuminating sentences of the speech on intelligence reform that President Obama delivered Friday morning were the first:
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Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Eighty-Six Percent of Americans Think the Government Should Fight Poverty
Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson announced a “War on Poverty,” a majority of Americans believe that persistent economic hardship is the result of a broken economy, not of personal or government failures.
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
The Internet Giants Oppose Surveillance—but Only When the Government Does it
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Friday, November 22, 2013
Inequality Is (Literally) Killing America
Only a few miles separate the Baltimore neighborhoods of Roland Park and Upton Druid Heights. But residents of the two areas can measure the distance between them in years—twenty years, to be exact.
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