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.

Jane and Bernie Sanders speaking to a large crowd in California.

Biden May Now Be the Front-Runner, but Sanders’s Huge California Win Can’t Be Ignored Biden May Now Be the Front-Runner, but Sanders’s Huge California Win Can’t Be Ignored

The Vermont senator retains great power in the West, among Latinos, and in urban centers across the nation—and his key issues are now embedded in the Democratic Party.

Mar 4, 2020 / Sasha Abramsky

Mexico Border

Trump Is Using Pandemic Panic to Ramp Up Attacks on Migrants Trump Is Using Pandemic Panic to Ramp Up Attacks on Migrants

This has nothing to do with public health and everything to do with locking out poor and brown people.

Mar 3, 2020 / no-paywall / Sasha Abramsky

Bernie supporters at a rally, holding posters.

Why Is Bernie So Far Ahead in the California Primary? Organizing. Why Is Bernie So Far Ahead in the California Primary? Organizing.

His team has established a long-term presence in not only the big coastal cities but also small towns and communities in the Central Valley, the Inland Empire, and less media-visib...

Feb 28, 2020 / Sasha Abramsky

Coronavirus puppet in a carnival.

The Coronavirus Could Be the Black Swan of 2020 The Coronavirus Could Be the Black Swan of 2020

The wheels could come off the global economy—and if they do, Trump will double down on racism, xenophobia, and the politics of fear.

Feb 25, 2020 / no-paywall / Sasha Abramsky

Float of Trump at a carnival event.

Trump Has Dropped the Pretense of Playing by the Rules of Democracy Trump Has Dropped the Pretense of Playing by the Rules of Democracy

He’s gambling that every agency that could put the brakes on his power grab is too cowed or compromised to stop him.

Feb 21, 2020 / Signal:Noise / Sasha Abramsky

Members of the activist group Rise And Resist gather in silent protest

Trump Is Unleashing Militarized Goon Squads Against Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities Trump Is Unleashing Militarized Goon Squads Against Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities

First, they came for the immigrants…

Feb 18, 2020 / Signal:Noise / Sasha Abramsky

Susan Collins at the State of the Union address.

Republicans Have Made It Clear They Will Let Trump Become a Dictator. Will We? Republicans Have Made It Clear They Will Let Trump Become a Dictator. Will We?

Freed from all accountability by the Senate, the realtor’s inner autocrat is on full display.

Feb 14, 2020 / Signal:Noise / Sasha Abramsky

A copy of Trump's FY2021 budget.

Trump’s Budget: Making America God-Awful Again Trump’s Budget: Making America God-Awful Again

It would destroy what’s left of the social safety net and finish the hollowing out of America’s working and middle classes.

Feb 11, 2020 / Signal:Noise / Sasha Abramsky

Poster of Trump at a women's march rally that says

Trump Is a Would-Be Dictator Trump Is a Would-Be Dictator

Within minutes of his Senate acquittal, he was tweeting a video depicting him winning every election for the next several thousand years, ending with the logo “Trump 4EVA.”

Feb 7, 2020 / Signal:Noise / Sasha Abramsky

People in surgical masks in Flushing, Queens, New York City.

We’re on the Verge of a Global Pandemic—but Trump Is Cutting Public Health Services We’re on the Verge of a Global Pandemic—but Trump Is Cutting Public Health Services

His administration is fighting to kill Obamacare, blocking immigrant access to government aid, and allowing states to cut Medicaid funding.

Feb 4, 2020 / no-paywall / Sasha Abramsky

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