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.

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

Women's March Rally Ahead Of Roe V. Wade Anniversary

Republican Overreach on Abortion Could Be the Party’s Downfall in November Republican Overreach on Abortion Could Be the Party’s Downfall in November

In key swing states, ballot measures protecting reproductive rights may drive turnout in favor of Democrats.

Apr 5, 2024 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Hotel workers with Unite Here Local 11 march through downtown LA on October 25, 2023.

LA’s Forgotten Strike LA’s Forgotten Strike

Hotel workers have been demanding fair wages and benefits for months—and owners are starting to cave.

Mar 29, 2024 / Column / Sasha Abramsky

Can Nevada Democrats Beat the Odds?

Can Nevada Democrats Beat the Odds? Can Nevada Democrats Beat the Odds?

By most measures, Nevada is a blue state. But Democrats could be placing a risky bet there this November.

Mar 25, 2024 / Feature / Sasha Abramsky

The Cringeworthy Hypocrisy of “Guernica”

The Cringeworthy Hypocrisy of “Guernica” The Cringeworthy Hypocrisy of “Guernica”

Mass resignations at the literary magazine following the publication of a piece by an Israeli peace activist reveal a part of the left that cannot countenance historical nuance.

Mar 15, 2024 / Column / Sasha Abramsky

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