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.

The Erin Brockovich of East LA The Erin Brockovich of East LA

When Martha Sanchez became a community organizer, the paint-cleaning company that was polluting her neighborhood and sickening local children met its match.

Nov 22, 2011 / Sasha Abramsky

The Democratic Plan to Recapture the West

The Democratic Plan to Recapture the West The Democratic Plan to Recapture the West

At the Project New West Summit, Democrats and progressive leaders debated electoral strategies for the pivotal Western region.

Oct 19, 2011 / Sasha Abramsky

Questions for San Francisco DA Candidate David Onek Questions for San Francisco DA Candidate David Onek

The longtime criminal justice reformer believes the city can improve public safety through smarter spending on social services.

Oct 11, 2011 / Feature / Sasha Abramsky

Give It Away Give It Away

A conversation with some of the top figures in American philanthropy reveals a shared belief in the power of institutional giving to benefit the most vulnerable among us.

Sep 6, 2011 / Sasha Abramsky

After Pushing the Tea Party Agenda, Maine Governor Paul LePage Faces a Fierce Backlash

After Pushing the Tea Party Agenda, Maine Governor Paul LePage Faces a Fierce Backlash After Pushing the Tea Party Agenda, Maine Governor Paul LePage Faces a Fierce Backlash

The fight to counter LePage’s extremism is gaining support not only among progressives in the state but within the Republican Party too.

Jun 29, 2011 / Feature / Sasha Abramsky

Fighting Foreclosure in Boston

Fighting Foreclosure in Boston Fighting Foreclosure in Boston

An unlikely grassroots coalition is keeping residents in their homes, one property at a time.

Jun 15, 2011 / Feature / Sasha Abramsky

Stop the Bleeding: An Interview With Medicare Fraud Expert Malcolm Sparrow Stop the Bleeding: An Interview With Medicare Fraud Expert Malcolm Sparrow

How much taxpayer money could government agencies save if they cracked down on scams like healthcare fraud? The answer, suggests a Harvard professor: hundreds of billions of dollar...

May 10, 2011 / Sasha Abramsky

Maya Soetoro-Ng’s Big Ideas for Education Reform

Maya Soetoro-Ng’s Big Ideas for Education Reform Maya Soetoro-Ng’s Big Ideas for Education Reform

Like her brother, President Obama, Soetoro-Ng wants to revamp school systems and broaden test-focused curriculums.

Mar 23, 2011 / Feature / Sasha Abramsky

Gene Sharp, Nonviolent Warrior Gene Sharp, Nonviolent Warrior

The world's top scholar of peaceful protest is helping a generation of young activists in the Middle East find their voice.

Mar 16, 2011 / Sasha Abramsky

A Conversation With Marshall Ganz

A Conversation With Marshall Ganz A Conversation With Marshall Ganz

The legendary organizer speaks on the “story of the self” and where Obama went wrong.

Feb 3, 2011 / Feature / Sasha Abramsky

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