Alexander Sammon


Alexander Sammon is a staff writer at The American Prospect. His email is

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Vermont’s GOP governor could appoint a Republican to replace him and throw everything into disarray. Read more


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To the chagrin of members of the establishment, Bernie Sanders has finally coalesced a movement of young people and people of color that they have banked on for decades. Read more


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The last question in the debate revealed that the entire field sees Sanders as the likely delegate leader once voting ends. Read more

, Politics

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He was angered that senior advocates would organize to stop cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. He also praised Paul Ryan. Read more

, Politics

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A primary challenge to a conservative Democrat now pits an array of national progressive organizations against the Chamber of Commerce and the Koch network. Read more



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Battling the coronavirus is challenging after years of deep cuts to outbreak prevention and response programs. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Buttigieg settles on deficit hawkery as a closing argument in New Hampshire. It’s hard to think of a school of political thought with less credibility and less popularity. Read more


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With friends like the Iowa Democratic Party, does democracy need enemies? Read more


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The anticlimax of the impeachment saga reinforces the ‘lol nothing matters’ attitude that defines this presidency. Read more



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The candidate with the most money, most committed supporters, and now the highest early-state poll numbers was dismissed by the Democratic establishment for months. It was a disqualifying mistake. Read more

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The 2020 Democratic primary has been as much about how candidates raise money as what they want to do once in office. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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The billionaire has used an ad blitz to get into the conversation in Nevada. His position on health care could entice the state’s most powerful union. Read more


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The Indian prime minister’s global rehabilitation began before Trump, and it’s culminating in vicious anti-Muslim policies. Read more

America and the World


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Buttigieg’s corrected list of fundraisers includes a top executive at one of the vulture fund holders of Puerto Rican debt. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Our staff writer takes a look back at his finest work this year. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Vox cites a new California law against misclassifying workers as its smoke screen—excuse us, reason—for mass layoffs. Read more

Working in America

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For the second year in a row, janitors and security guards at federal buildings and other contract employees won’t get back pay from last winter’s 35-day shutdown, which continues to cause financial stress. Read more

Working in America



Lyft is hosting an event on the climate crisis, when it’s one of the largest drivers (literally) of transportation-related emissions. Read more

Energy and the Environment

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By taking super PAC support, Joe Biden and other 2020 candidates are ceding legitimacy on fighting money in politics. Read more



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Many see nuclear power as a necessary part of any carbon-neutral mix. The reality isn’t so simple. Read more

Green New Deal

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