Sasha Abramsky, a Nation contributing writer, is the author of several books, including, most recently, Inside Obama’s Brain, Breadline USA and American Furies. His next book, The American Way of Poverty, will be published by Nation Books in the fall.
One of the youngest and poorest senators, Martin Heinrich rose to the top as a supporter of labor and environmental issues.
Hilda Solis talks to The Nation about getting the Labor Department its teeth back, her worst moment as secretary and her legacy.
Cases like that of Weldon Angelos, who was given a fifty-five-year sentence for selling marijuana, cry out for mercy. But calls for clemency have fallen on deaf ears.
Local and state governments are gaining the ability to restore basic services and infrastructure.
Three hundred million firearms are already in circulation in the United States. We need gun control solutions that deal with that reality.
What does the National People’s Action director have in store for Obama’s second term?
The nation’s top business lobby has built up a huge war chest for conservatives. But has it crossed the legal line?
The former Salt Lake City mayor is mounting an unlikely protest against American plutocracy.
When it comes to defending homeowners from the big banks, the California attorney general is on a roll.
The state’s top number-cruncher discusses taxes, education and the consequences of drowning government in the bathtub.