Sasha Abramsky, who writes regularly for The Nation, is the author of several books, including Inside Obama’s Brain, Breadline USA and American Furies. His latest book, The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives, was published by Nation Books in September.
State taxpayers have thrown away millions on shoddy facilities--and legislators think the solution is to bar them from oversight.
The Progressive Caucus chair is one of the most powerful liberals in America. But even though he's a long way from his Arizona home, he has not forgotten where he came from.
Montana's superintendent of public instruction, a groundbreaking Native American leader, is a strong believer in the power of public education to combat poverty.
The insurance program is facing its toughest challenges just as the health reform law is poised to expand eligibility for millions of Americans.
When Martha Sanchez became a community organizer, the paint-cleaning company that was polluting her neighborhood and sickening local children met its match.
At the Project New West Summit, Democrats and progressive leaders debated electoral strategies for the pivotal Western region.
The longtime criminal justice reformer believes the city can improve public safety through smarter spending on social services.
A conversation with some of the top figures in American philanthropy reveals a shared belief in the power of institutional giving to benefit the most vulnerable among us.
The fight to counter LePage’s extremism is gaining support not only among progressives in the state but within the Republican Party too.
An unlikely grassroots coalition is keeping residents in their homes, one property at a time.