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.
Confident in the long-term impact of his policy decisions, Obama rarely gets flustered by short-term shifts in political fortune.
A growing number of Californians are organizing to develop solutions.
Savage budget cuts and political dysfunction are tearing California's social infrastructure apart.
Economic necessity and shifting mores are changing the nation's approach to incarceration.
Immigrants facing deportation find shelter with the religious New Sanctuary Movement.
Democrats are on the verge of a fundamental shift in the regional balance of political power.
While most politicians win by appealing to the lowest common
denominator, Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson takes a decidedly
As the lagging minimum wage is being turned into a moral issue instead
of an economic one, states are beginning to act where the federal
government has not.
Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson's cachet is growing in the wake of a stem-winding speech in which he called the President to account for lies and ineptitude in Irag, castigated a complaisant media and assailed the electorate for passively consuming government lies.
Labor activists in Idaho hope to repeal repressive "Right To Work" laws
and educate a new generation on the history of labor struggles.