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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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Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Families will be kept together — in detention. What does Trump hope to gain?

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It’s unclear whether this new stance will quiet critics, but it raises questions about the long-term goals behind recent actions from President Trump and his administration.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Why regional economies still matter

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New federal data show just how localized certain types of jobs can be.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Trump-Kim summit may be more warm-up act than finale

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What can we expect out of this summit? As of now, it seems like anything is possible.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

You think the Democrats are poised to retake the House? Think again

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What will it take for the House or Senate to change hands? Which polls should you track? Here’s a quick overview.