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

Sheriff’s e-mails show level of White House loyalty

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Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson’s public professions of loyalty are but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the sheriff’s connection to this White House — and barely reflect the full measure of Hodgson’s fanatical devotion, particularly when it comes to Trump adviser Stephen Miller, according to hundreds of e-mails obtained by the ACLU and reviewed by the Globe.

Yvonne Abraham

For this reformed shopaholic, a new take on Black Friday

By , Globe Columnist

A year ago this week, I put myself on a buying ban: I would purchase no clothes, shoes, or accessories for a full year.

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Governor Charlie Baker says he doesn’t need to ride the T. He’s wrong

By , Globe staff

“I’m not a virtue signaler,” said the governor, batting back the notion that he should ride the MBTA from time to time. But isn’t it a governor’s job to send virtuous signals from time to time?

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In an age of Photoshop, it’s what is real that counts — especially about our standard of beauty

By , Globe Columnist

If Photoshopped images can make a woman as stereotypically beautiful as Jameela Jamil feel lousy about herself, heaven help the rest of us.