Alexander Sammon


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

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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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An innovative voter turnout program that helped a 20-year-old’s city council election in Ames, Iowa, could point a way forward. Read more


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The Medicaid expansion has unequivocally been the most successful part of the Affordable Care Act, and the best part to build upon. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Democrat John Bel Edwards worked with the Koch empire on criminal justice. Now their money is going to unseat him in the Louisiana governor’s race. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The folly of voluntary charity as a substitute for government tax and transfer policies is most evident in the story of the Giving Pledge. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Democrats picked up a governor’s race in Kentucky, the state legislature in Virginia, and several other races. Read more


Geisha Williams will speak at the Bob and Elizabeth Dole Leadership Series. Read more

Energy and the Environment

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From Seattle to Mississippi, there are important races for progressives up and down the ballot. Read more


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So why don’t we get a vote on its leadership? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Governor Gavin Newsom has floated that America’s billionaire should buy PG&E. Here’s why that’s a bad idea. Read more

Energy and the Environment

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David Carlucci, a ringleader in the yearslong effort to deny Democrats a working majority in the New York state legislature, now wants to replace retiring House Appropriations Chair Nita Lowey. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Led by Amazon, which has poured $1.4 million into defeating socialist and progressive candidates, the city’s corporate sector wants to stop dead any talk of higher taxes funding public services. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Once the Rhodes Scholar version of Mister Rogers, Buttigieg has become the snarling incarnation of anti-left rage. Read more


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A reported deal between PPL and Avangrid would create an East Coast energy giant with over 13 million customers. That could be bad for ratepayers, and the climate. Read more

Energy and the Environment

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To face a monstrous Republican seeking re-election, Democrats chose a moderate, ‘electable’ Senate lifer over an insurgent from Vermont. What about this year? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son lost $70 billion when the first tech bubble burst. His Vision Fund is heavily invested in practically every tech IPO disaster this year. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The former secretary of state was ensnared in Nixon-era crimes and got away, subsequently helping to set foreign policy for a half-century. That can’t happen again. Read more


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As the corporate bill mill wanes in influence, large businesses are taking matters into their own hands. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are discussing an agreement that would lock the world’s second-most-populous country into exclusive prescription drug arrangements. Read more

America and the World


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His Housing for All plan includes a commission to study and grant relief to victims of fraud and abuse in the aftermath of the foreclosure crisis. Read more


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