Stories by Sasha Abramsky

Sasha Abramsky, who writes regularly for The Nation, is the author of several books, including Inside "Obama’s Brain," "Breadline USA" and "American Furies." His latest book, "The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives," was published by Nation Books in September. subscribe to Sasha Abramsky's feed

Posted on: Jun 28, 2016, Source: Capital and Main

Five years after the Affordable Care Act became law, upwards of three million Californians remain without health care coverage

Posted on: Feb 23, 2016, Source: Capital and Main

California's low-income residents struggle to find affordable homes.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2015, Source: The American Prospect

Why can’t we broadly distribute the wealth produced from America’s common resource pool?

Posted on: Sep 4, 2013, Source: Nation Books

An inside look at the system that's producing America's growing underclass.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2013, Source: The Nation

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

Posted on: Mar 29, 2011, Source: The Nation

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

Posted on: Feb 24, 2010, Source: Comment Is Free

That a man with unpaid-for cheese in his underwear could ever have faced essentially the same sentence as Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is an absurdity.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2009, Source: Comment Is Free

For years, California has prioritized incarceration over all other social investments. Now it's being forced to release 40,000 prisoners in two years.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2009, Source: PoliPoint Press

America's poor are being priced out of a market flush with excess eatables. It's an abomination we can fix.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2008, Source: The American Prospect

Evolution didn't quite hit perfection when it comes to human thought processes.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2008, Source: Comment Is Free

The bottom dollar: cutting interests rates instead of fighting inflation hurts the economy's most vulnerable.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2007, Source: In These Times

As the number of prisoners in California prisons explodes, the state may soon spend more locking up its citizens than on public university education.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2007, Source: The American Prospect

Author Joe Bageant's "Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War" gets down and dirty with the hardship economics in Middle America.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2007, Source: The Nation

Rocky Anderson is a progressive hero in the die-hard red state of Utah, joining in anti-Bush rallies, restructuring the criminal justice system, and supporting gay rights.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2006, Source: The Nation

How New Mexico successfully framed the minimum wage as a moral issue, and was able to pass a progressive ballot initiative.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2006, Source: Mother Jones

American democracy's glaring weak spots include machines that count backward, slice-and-dice districts, felon baiting, phone jamming and plenty of dirty tricks.

Posted on: May 26, 2006, Source: Pop and Politics

Remove the voting power of the urban poor, and issues of importance to inner-city America are likely to get ignored come Election Day.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2006, Source: AlterNet

In this excerpt from his new book, Sasha Abramsky reveals what really happened during the 2000 Election voter 'purge.'

Posted on: Oct 17, 2005, Source: The Nation

Further rises in the cost of gas could kill thousands of small-town economies across America.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2005, Source: The American Prospect

The juvenile death penalty has been eliminated, throwing the general use of the death penalty further into question.