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Elizabeth Drew

Elizabeth Drew

Writing for PS since 2015
77 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Elizabeth Drew is a Washington-based journalist and the author, most recently, of Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon's Downfall.

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  1. How to Read the US Polls
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    How to Read the US Polls

    Oct 25, 2022 Elizabeth Drew considers the limitations of polling and the issues that are most likely to be decisive in the midterms.

  2. Joe Biden’s Springtime of Discontent
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    Joe Biden’s Springtime of Discontent

    Apr 15, 2022 Elizabeth Drew considers why there is such a large gap between the president's performance and approval rating.

  3. Can US Elections Be Made Safe from Mob Violence?
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    Can US Elections Be Made Safe from Mob Violence?

    Jan 5, 2022 Elizabeth Drew considers the implications of the House committee's fast-moving investigation into the January 6 insurrection.

  4. Why Isn't Washington Merry?
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    Why Isn't Washington Merry?

    Dec 7, 2021 Elizabeth Drew sees declining morale in the US capital, on both sides of the aisle.

  5. The Democrats' Debacle
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    The Democrats' Debacle

    Nov 7, 2021 Elizabeth Drew thinks two recent gubernatorial elections exemplify the challenges faced by the US Democratic Party.

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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.
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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.
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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    The 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus holds useful lessons about what it takes to arrest – and recover from – inter-communal violence. But there is a difference between a pogrom and a genocide, and conflating the two can do more harm than good.

    considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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    AI: Hope or Hype?

    Whether generative artificial intelligence will do more harm or good to our families, economies, and societies remains an open question. In devising strategies for harnessing the technology, optimism is undoubtedly warranted, but it should not come at the expense of realism.

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    How Denmark Keeps the Far Right at Bay

    Michael Ehrenreich explains how mainstream parties have neutralized the threat of right-wing populists.
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    How Techno-Libertarians Fell in Love with Big Government

    Quinn Slobodian argues Silicon Valley investors are against the state only insofar as it is not enriching them personally.
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    How Chinese Savings Can Support the Global Green Transition

    Daniel Gros urges the EU to welcome cheap low-carbon goods, such as electric vehicles, from China.

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