Sasha Abramsky, who writes regularly for The Nation, is the author of several books, including Inside Obama’s Brain, Breadline USA, American Furies, The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives, and The House of 20,000 Books. His Jumping at Shadows: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream will be published by Nation Books in September.
America’s most vulnerable felt most of the pain.
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.
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?