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Evan Horowitz

Evan Horowitz digs through data to find information that illuminates the policy issues facing Massachusetts and the US.

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Evan Horowitz

Judging a governor by economic policies

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Common as it is to judge a governor by job growth, governors don’t really have that much control over the state economy.

Evan Horowitz

What’s included in the US-Cuba deal?

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While President Obama has some leeway in how he implements the embargo on Cuban goods, repealing it requires the cooperation of Congress.

Evan Horowitz

The art of not-quite-running for president

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Jeb Bush has joined an already-crowded group of “active explorers.” Why can’t candidates stop dithering and start their campaigns?

Evan Horowitz

Misleading medical tests, explained via Cinderella

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Even extremely accurate tests can produce misleading or even meaningless results. Here’s why.