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.

Jed Rakoff and the Lonely Fight for Wall Street Justice

Jed Rakoff and the Lonely Fight for Wall Street Justice Jed Rakoff and the Lonely Fight for Wall Street Justice

The federal judge is waging a one-man war on bank-friendly SEC settlements.

Jun 18, 2014 / Feature / Sasha Abramsky

What If the Minimum Wage Were $15 an Hour?

What If the Minimum Wage Were $15 an Hour? What If the Minimum Wage Were $15 an Hour?

Inside the movement that’s pushing to make a living wage a reality in Seattle.

Apr 8, 2014 / Cities Rising / Sasha Abramsky

Ron Unz: Why I Dropped My Ballot Initiative to Raise California’s Minimum Wage

Ron Unz: Why I Dropped My Ballot Initiative to Raise California’s Minimum Wage Ron Unz: Why I Dropped My Ballot Initiative to Raise California’s Minimum Wage

The conservative businessman and activist talks to The Nation about his unlikely support for raising the minimum wage, his views on immigration and more. 

Mar 18, 2014 / Sasha Abramsky

The Battle Hymn of the War on Poverty

The Battle Hymn of the War on Poverty The Battle Hymn of the War on Poverty

How the call to empathy helped mobilize a nation.

Jan 15, 2014 / Books & the Arts / Sasha Abramsky

Why We Need a New War on Poverty

Why We Need a New War on Poverty Why We Need a New War on Poverty

The deepening crisis today demands an effort as ambitious as the one launched fifty years ago this week.

Jan 8, 2014 / Sasha Abramsky

Questions for Dayton Hyde, Cowboy and Conservationist

Questions for Dayton Hyde, Cowboy and Conservationist Questions for Dayton Hyde, Cowboy and Conservationist

In a new documentary, Running Wild, an 88-year-old rancher leads the charge against a proposed uranium mine, while the fate of wild horses hangs in the balance.

Oct 22, 2013 / Sasha Abramsky

The Government Shutdown Was a War Against the Poor

The Government Shutdown Was a War Against the Poor The Government Shutdown Was a War Against the Poor

America’s most vulnerable felt most of the pain.

Oct 16, 2013 / Editorial / Sasha Abramsky

America’s Shameful Poverty Stats

America’s Shameful Poverty Stats America’s Shameful Poverty Stats

That so many of our political leaders tolerate so much misery amid so much plenty is one of the great scandals of our age.

Sep 18, 2013 / Editorial / Sasha Abramsky

Dust Bowl Blues

Dust Bowl Blues Dust Bowl Blues

A severe drought in the Southwest is devastating crops and farm communities—and sending a warning about climate change.

Jul 17, 2013 / Feature / Sasha Abramsky

John Kitzhaber’s Oregon Dream

John Kitzhaber’s Oregon Dream John Kitzhaber’s Oregon Dream

This third-term governor is rethinking healthcare and education with holistic, community-based programs.

May 22, 2013 / Feature / Sasha Abramsky

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