Sasha Abramsky, who writes regularly for The Nation, is the author of several books, including Inside Obama’s Brain, Breadline USA, American Furies and The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives. His latest book, The House of 20,000 Books, was published by New York Review Books in September.
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 longtime criminal justice reformer believes the city can improve public safety through smarter spending on social services.
The fight to counter LePage’s extremism is gaining support not only among progressives in the state but within the Republican Party too.