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.

Mitch McConnell leaves the Senate chamber on recess from impeachment trial.

Trump Acts Like a Mafia Don—and GOP Senators Yawn Trump Acts Like a Mafia Don—and GOP Senators Yawn

Day by day, tweet by presidential tweet, the country retreats from its democratic premise, yet the grandees of the GOP decline to intervene.

Jan 28, 2020 / Signal:Noise / Sasha Abramsky

Passangers wear masks against coronavirus.

The United States Is More Vulnerable Than Ever to Deadly Diseases The United States Is More Vulnerable Than Ever to Deadly Diseases

In a bout of bipartisan neglect, Washington has cut billions from our public-health infrastructure over the past decade.

Jan 24, 2020 / no-paywall / Sasha Abramsky

Trump Leads a Government of, by, and for Bullies

Trump Leads a Government of, by, and for Bullies Trump Leads a Government of, by, and for Bullies

Where are the president and his minions on the empathy scale? Pretty damn low.

Jan 21, 2020 / Signal:Noise / Sasha Abramsky

White house lectern

How Does This White House Stop Lying? By Not Talking at All. How Does This White House Stop Lying? By Not Talking at All.

That must be why there hasn’t been a regular press briefing in 300 days.

Jan 17, 2020 / Signal:Noise / Sasha Abramsky

Greg Abbott at NRA Annual Meeting

GOP Strategy, Texas Style: Praise God and Whip Up the Xenophobia GOP Strategy, Texas Style: Praise God and Whip Up the Xenophobia

That’s what Governor Greg Abbott is doing in refusing to accept new refugees.

Jan 14, 2020 / Signal:Noise / Sasha Abramsky

Uber California

California’s New ‘Gig Worker’ Law Will Hurt Freelancers California’s New ‘Gig Worker’ Law Will Hurt Freelancers

Intended to protect Uber, Lyft, and other exploited contract workers, the new statute will severely damage writers, photographers, and artists.

Jan 10, 2020 / Signal:Noise / Sasha Abramsky

Suleimani funeral

Trump’s Distraction by Assassination Trump’s Distraction by Assassination

The killing of Iran’s Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani took the public’s attention away from Trump’s upcoming trial in the Senate. This new crisis, though, has no visible off-ramp.

Jan 7, 2020 / Signal:Noise / Sasha Abramsky

NY City Hall Rally Fast Food Workers

Trump Will Claim Credit for a Robust Economy. This Is How We Fight Back. Trump Will Claim Credit for a Robust Economy. This Is How We Fight Back.

The most prosperous regions are controlled by Democrats and are benefiting because of Democratic policies, while Trumplandia is lagging.

Jan 3, 2020 / Signal:Noise / Sasha Abramsky

ICE protest

We Must Bear Witness to Trump’s Abuse of Refugees We Must Bear Witness to Trump’s Abuse of Refugees

The administration’s utter disregard for human life is happening in our name.

Dec 24, 2019 / Signal:Noise / Sasha Abramsky

Trump Is Impeached, and Everything Is On the Line

Trump Is Impeached, and Everything Is On the Line Trump Is Impeached, and Everything Is On the Line

Even if the Senate ends up keeping him in office, it was still crucial for politicians to take a stand against this sadistic president.

Dec 20, 2019 / Signal:Noise / Sasha Abramsky

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