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Yvonne Abraham

Yvonne Abraham grew up in Sydney, Australia, and has been working at the Globe since 1999. She has covered national and local politics, immigration, and just about everything else over those years.

She has been a Metro columnist since 2007. She writes about local and national politics, the people who make Boston Boston, the ways in which big, abstract decisions affect the lives of actual people (especially women), and whatever else catches her eye.

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Yvonne Abraham

Other voters’ sexism

By , Globe Columnist

Can a woman win the presidency? In 2020, that maddening, dispiriting question isn’t just about gender. It’s also about how broken we are as a country.

Yvonne Abraham

A triumph of short-termism in New Hampshire

By , Globe Columnist

The governor of New Hampshire appears determined to cut off his constituents’ noses to spite their faces. How else to explain Republican Chris Sununu’s refusal to entertain a regional pact designed to cut carbon emissions, even before the details of the agreement have been set?

Yvonne Abraham

Dear God, Are you out there? The world is falling apart

By , Globe Staff

Things seem a bit End Times-y right now, what with that almost-war against Iran and the Antipodean conflagration, so I’m just checking in: Are we okay?

Yvonne Abraham

Remembering the horror of the Brookline clinic shootings, 25 years later

By , Globe Columnist

Monday will mark 25 years since the bitterly cold morning when an anti-abortion zealot went on a shooting rampage at two Brookline clinics. So long ago, that the killings seem almost historical, abstract. Unless you lived through it. Here are six who did.