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.
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.
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.