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. He is currently working on a book about the role of fear and demagoguery in American culture, forthcoming from Nation Books in 2017.
The fight to counter LePage’s extremism is gaining support not only among progressives in the state but within the Republican Party too.
How much taxpayer money could government agencies save if they cracked down on scams like healthcare fraud? The answer, suggests a Harvard professor: hundreds of billions of dollars every year.