Sarah Blustain

Sarah Blustain

Sarah Blustain is deputy editor at The Investigative Fund. Previously she was a senior editor for Newsweek/Daily Beast and The New Republic, deputy editor of the American Prospect, and senior editor for the feminist magazine Lilith. She has done two articles with Investigative Fund support: "The Mourning After," about the anti-abortion strategy focusing on men (The Nation, January 17, 2008); and "Life Sentence," investigating the roots of John McCain's hard-line stance against abortion (the New Republic, August 27, 2008). She lives in Montclair, N.J. Last updated July 2017


Life Sentence

A sharp look at John McCain’s votes on reproductive rights and his track record in Arizona challenge the candidate’s image as an abortion moderate.

The Backstories

The Backstory: Sarah Blustain

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Sen. John McCain projected an image as a maverick, even on the issue of reproductive choice. Sarah Blustain shares how she trekked through the backroads of Arizona in search of his true colors.