Alexander Sammon, American Prospect

Alexander Sammon

American Prospect

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent:
  • American Prospect
Past:
  • The New Republic
  • Common Dreams
  • Pacific Standard
  • Mother Jones
  • Newsweek

Recent articles by Alexander:

Money Won

The American Prospect depends on reader support If you are scraping by right now, please don’t give us anything. But if you have the ability to support independent, non-profit journalism, we are so grateful. Your voluntary contribution helps keep this website paywall-free. You can sign up as a subscriber with a range of benefits, including an opt-in to receive the print magazine by mail. → Read More

Could the Elijah McClain Case Impact Colorado’s Senate Primary?

John Hickenlooper’s record on policing as mayor of Denver should be part of the story as voters cast their ballots in Tuesday’s primary. → Read More

Bernie Won

The American Prospect depends on reader support If you are scraping by right now, please don’t give us anything. But if you have the ability to support independent, non-profit journalism, we are so grateful. Your voluntary contribution helps keep this website paywall-free. You can sign up as a subscriber with a range of benefits, including an opt-in to receive the print magazine by mail. → Read More

The First Major Elections of the George Floyd Era

Progressive insurgencies look to shock well-funded machine picks in New York and Kentucky. → Read More

Chuck Schumer’s Very Bad Week

Corporate Democrats for Senate limp to the finish line. → Read More

Democrats Have a Blue Lives Matter Problem

Why did House Dems back a ‘Blue Lives Matter’ pro-police bill sponsored by leading VP candidate Val Demings in 2018? → Read More

Could a Homophobic Conservative Democrat Win Next Door to AOC?

In the country’s most left-wing district, Democrats have a problem. → Read More

Eliot Engel, Jamaal Bowman, and the CBC

What is the point of the Congressional Black Caucus? → Read More

A Tense Weekend in San Diego

Mostly peaceful protests continued through the weekend, with the expansive police presence generating an atmosphere of fear. → Read More

The Tragic Bipartisan War on Public Education

Coronavirus fallout could end public schooling as we know it. → Read More

Arati Kreibich vs. the Human Fundraising Machine

A progressive challenge for Trump’s favorite New Jersey Democrat → Read More

Everybody Hates the SBA

How did one of the most addled government agencies end up as our last line of pandemic defense? → Read More

How Democrats Lost a House Seat in California

Getting to the bottom of the shocking loss in the 25th Congressional District → Read More

The Dawn of the BlackRock Era

The world’s largest asset manager is poised for overwhelming influence no matter who wins the next presidential election. → Read More

The Absolute Absurdity of Blanket Corporate Immunity

With his new proposal, McConnell rides to the rescue of America’s least imperiled. → Read More

Stacey Abrams Is Running. For Vice President.

A look at the Georgia politician’s unprecedented, oddball campaign → Read More

Trump Helps Health Insurers Swell Their Profits

Relaxing a key ACA regulation will enable these companies to … lower their rates? No! To reward their investors! → Read More

Biden Winks at the Insurance Industry

By offering to expand Medicare to 60-year-olds, the candidate also telegraphs to insurers that his help is on the way. → Read More

Coronavirus Has Broken America’s Food Supply

Because commercial and consumer supply chains are different and cannot easily be transferred, enormous amounts of food are going to waste—and it could get worse. → Read More

On the Perils of Ignoring Tara Reade’s Sexual Assault Claim

Democrats cannot simply hope that charges levied at Joe Biden will be ignored by Donald Trump. → Read More