Sasha Abramsky

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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.

Voters Cast Ballots In The California Primary Election

California’s Primaries Bring Changes to Its Political Landscape California’s Primaries Bring Changes to Its Political Landscape

The presidential contest was a foregone conclusion. But local races will shake up the makeup of both Congress and politics within the state.

Mar 7, 2024 / Sasha Abramsky

Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) left, looks on as Representative Katie Porter (D-Calif.) speaks during a televised debate for candidates in the senate race to succeed the late Senator Dianne Feinstein, Monday, January 22, 2024, in Los Angeles.

Adam Schiff’s Reverse Psychology Ad Campaign Adam Schiff’s Reverse Psychology Ad Campaign

In a bid to keep his Democratic rival Katie Porter out of the running, the California representative is touting Republican Steve Garvey’s conservative credentials.

Mar 1, 2024 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Protesters Descend On Orange Unified School District Board Meeting Before Transgender Notification Policy Decision

The Right-Wing Pretexts of Parents’ and Children’s Rights The Right-Wing Pretexts of Parents’ and Children’s Rights

Across the country, both notions are being carried to absurd extremes—at great cost to the groups they claim to represent.

Feb 23, 2024 / Sasha Abramsky

Donald Trump with a baseball bat

Donald Trump Threatens to Start a Global Protection Racket Donald Trump Threatens to Start a Global Protection Racket

His promise to abandon NATO members who fall short of military spending targets puts international stability at risk.

Feb 16, 2024 / Sasha Abramsky

Presidential Candidate Nikki Haley Campaigns In California

Nikki Haley’s Big Flop Nikki Haley’s Big Flop

Trump’s only remaining Republican opponent lost in the Nevada primary to the ballot option for “None of these candidates.”

Feb 9, 2024 / Sasha Abramsky

Sacramento encampment

Sacramento Keeps Throwing Money at Its Housing Crisis. It’s Not Getting Any Better. Sacramento Keeps Throwing Money at Its Housing Crisis. It’s Not Getting Any Better.

The city and the county have been at odds over policy to address the problem. Meanwhile, encampments keep springing up.

Feb 2, 2024 / Sasha Abramsky

From left, US Representatives for California Katie Porter, Adam Schiff, and Barbara Lee, Democratic candidates for the California Senate, participate in the National Union of Healthcare Workers Senate Candidate Forum in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, October 8, 2023.

In a Predictable Election Season, There Are Still Surprises Out West In a Predictable Election Season, There Are Still Surprises Out West

Nothing much is happening in the presidential primaries. But local races in California, Nevada, and Arizona may shift the political landscape.

Jan 26, 2024 / Sasha Abramsky

Trump Nevada

Trump Isn’t on Nevada’s Primary Ballot. He May Still Win the Caucus. Trump Isn’t on Nevada’s Primary Ballot. He May Still Win the Caucus.

Confused? So are Nevada voters.

Jan 19, 2024 / Sasha Abramsky

California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to the press at the Los Angeles General Hospital in October 2023.

California Gets One Step Closer to Universal Healthcare California Gets One Step Closer to Universal Healthcare

This year, the Golden State expanded coverage to all low-income residents—regardless of immigration status.

Jan 12, 2024 / Sasha Abramsky

San Francisco's Office Vacancy Rate At Record High

California’s Urban “Doom Loop” California’s Urban “Doom Loop”

The West Coast’s major cities are overrun with empty office space—all while the homeless population keeps growing.

Jan 5, 2024 / Sasha Abramsky

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