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Evan Horowitz

Evan Horowitz has been the Globe’s resident explainer since 2014, writing the “Quick Study” column and endeavoring to make complex topics comprehensible and lively.

Before joining the Globe, Evan worked at a think tank focused on the Massachusetts state budget. And prior to that, he was a professor of literature, focused on 19th century British and French authors.

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What this tax bill means for us in Massachusetts

By , Globe Staff

Roughly 80 percent of residents will see their tax bills shrink next year, according to an analysis from the left-leaning Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.

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With interest rates low, facts don’t justify panic over national debt

By , Globe Staff

With interest rates low, and lending plentiful, there’s no need to get stressed about the national deficit. For the time being.

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What you need to know about the most recent changes to the GOP tax bill

By , Globe Staff

The compromise focuses on deductions for mortgage interest and state and local taxes. How Republicans will pay for the bill remains an open question.

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5 key numbers in Doug Jones’s surprise Senate victory

By , Globe Staff

From turnout to write-in votes, here are the important stats from Tuesday night.