Policy writer

Evan Horowitz

Evan Horowitz writes the “Quick Study” column for the Globe, both online and in print. He digs through data to find information that illuminates the policy issues facing Massachusetts and the US.

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Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

How Charlie Baker took control of Beacon Hill

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The governor hasn’t won every political battle with the State House — but so far, he’s fought them on his own terms.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Can we stop heroin from reaching Massachusetts?

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How does a major New York City bust affect New England, and can it stop the rising tide of heroin in our cities?

How dangerous are biker gangs?

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In some parts of the country they are considered a major threat to law and order.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Why are refugees trapped on boats in Southeast Asia?

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Thousands of refugees were left adrift by smugglers, their boats initially turned away from every port.