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

The royal wedding offered us a break from the awful

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We saw way more novelty come to the centuries-old tradition of the British monarchy than we’ve seen for years in the distinctly American tradition of mass shootings.

Yvonne Abraham

Is gambling here to stay?

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How do you beat back this predatory industry once the roulette wheels start turning and the state’s cut begins rolling in?

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For women who have trouble conceiving, Mother’s Day can be the worst

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It’s all you want in the world, and it won’t happen. Your inability to do what seems so easy for everyone else on the planet consumes you.

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Governor Charlie Baker, please don’t ignore the bigot running against you

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A distressingly large chunk of the state’s Republican faithful voted to put a bigot on the gubernatorial ballot. Now, Governor Baker, it will be up to you to beat that hatred back.