Columnist

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

Being a foster parent is much harder than it needs to be

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Being a foster parent takes extraordinary generosity and strength. Too often, in Massachusetts, it also takes superhuman endurance, a tolerance for needless pain, and more money than the state has been willing to give.

Yvonne Abraham

A woman’s prayer

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Lord, grant me the confidence of a male candidate for president.

Yvonne Abraham

It’s OK to be rich, Senator Sanders

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Just being wealthy doesn’t make lefty you a hypocrite.

Yvonne Abraham

End the energy supply scam now

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Allowing more companies to compete was supposed to mean better deals for customers. Instead, it opened the door to predators.