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

This is not Brexit or Trump, so say au revoir to Marine Le Pen

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A victory by the far-right candidate in France’s presidential runoff election would require something more like a miracle than a comeback.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

The next recession could make the state budget deficit explode

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Massachusetts is suffering from what’s called a “structural” budget deficit, the kind that doesn’t go away even in good times.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

There are no good options on North Korea. Zero.

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North Korea and the United States are caught in an escalating standoff with potentially incendiary consequences.