Sasha Abramsky

@AbramskySasha

Sasha Abramsky, who writes regularly for The Nation, is the author of several books, including Inside Obama’s Brain, The American Way of PovertyThe House of 20,000 Books, Jumping at Shadows, and, most recently, Little Wonder: The Fabulous Story of Lottie Dod, the World’s First Female Sports Superstar. Subscribe to The Abramsky Report, a weekly, subscription-based political column, here.

Sam Brown Nevada

Trump’s Favored Candidate Just Won Nevada’s Senate Primary Trump’s Favored Candidate Just Won Nevada’s Senate Primary

Sam Brown will face incumbent Democratic Senator Jacky Rosen in November, in a state where the outcome remains far from clear.

Jun 14, 2024 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

An asylum seeker holds her child outside her tent at the Juventud 2000 shelter in Tijuana on June 4, 2024.

Bashing Migrants Isn’t the Way to Win an Election Bashing Migrants Isn’t the Way to Win an Election

The Biden administration is at risk of squandering much of the moral capital it gained in early 2021 undoing Trump’s anti-immigrant policies by signing an asylum ban.

Jun 7, 2024 / Sasha Abramsky

Trump Wants to Be America’s Landlord

Trump Wants to Be America’s Landlord Trump Wants to Be America’s Landlord

Project 2025 calls on Trump to run the country the way he did his businesses: as a crooked real estate mogul.

Jun 6, 2024 / Feature / Sasha Abramsky

People react after former US president and Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump was convicted in his criminal trial outside of Manhattan Criminal Court in New York City on May 30.

Trump’s “Tough Guy” Act Is Put to the Test Trump’s “Tough Guy” Act Is Put to the Test

The former president’s felony conviction follows weeks of Trump repositioning himself as a politically persecuted martyr—and an American gangster.

May 31, 2024 / Sasha Abramsky

California Governor Gavin Newsom and former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

California’s New Budget Will Make Major Cuts to Public Programs California’s New Budget Will Make Major Cuts to Public Programs

Facing an estimated $56 billion deficit, the state is pinching pennies in ways that will affect voters—and, potentially, the Democratic party's reputation.

May 24, 2024 / Column / Sasha Abramsky

High school classroom

4-Day School Weeks Are a Raw Deal for Kids—and Their Parents 4-Day School Weeks Are a Raw Deal for Kids—and Their Parents

The money-saving measure happening in districts throughout the country leaves too many kids without anything to do—or in some cases, anything to eat.

May 17, 2024 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Police Confront Pro-Palestinian Protesters At CCNY

Arresting Students for Opposing American Militarism Is a Moral Travesty Arresting Students for Opposing American Militarism Is a Moral Travesty

Protesters against US involvement in Israel's war on Gaza may not always get the details right, but they're on the right side of history.

May 3, 2024 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Arizona Republican Senate Candidate Kari Lake Meets With Lawmakers At The Capitol

Republicans Are in Damage Control Mode Over Abortion Republicans Are in Damage Control Mode Over Abortion

Arizona’s 1864 abortion law has local party leaders flailing to avoid alienating voters.

Apr 26, 2024 / Sasha Abramsky

Berkeley Law School

A Protest in Berkeley Escalated Into Antisemitism A Protest in Berkeley Escalated Into Antisemitism

Left Coast / April 19, 2024 A Protest in Berkeley Escalated Into Antisemitism Students have every right to protest Israel’s actions in Gaza. But doing so at the home of a Jewis…

Apr 19, 2024 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Arizona Republican Representative Travis Grantham looks over documents at the state capitol, Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in Phoenix.

Voters Don’t Want 19th-Century Abortion Laws Voters Don’t Want 19th-Century Abortion Laws

Arizona’s Supreme Court ruling reinstating a draconian abortion ban puts Republicans at odds with the American public.

Apr 11, 2024 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

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