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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

Michelle Carter’s out of jail, but not out of the spotlight

By , Globe Staff

It takes nothing away from the tragedy of Roy’s death, or the harm of Carter’s texts, to say that the reality of their relationship was far more complicated than it appeared, far less amenable to easy narratives and sermons about our unhinged times.

Yvonne Abraham

Hey Log Cabin Republicans, Trump is not your friend

By , Globe Columnist

Three years into his disastrous reign, it takes some pretty serious mental and moral gymnastics to ignore indisputable facts and argue for this president’s fitness for office. Enter the Log Cabin Republicans.

Yvonne Abraham

Stealing signs and heroes

By , Globe Columnist

It’s Little League registration time. This year, thanks to Major League Baseball’s sign-stealing scandal, the path from January snow to April sunshine passes through yet another episode of “Professional athletes are definitely not your best role models.”

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.