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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 Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

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    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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    The Climate Crisis Is Also a Health Crisis

    Seth Berkley & Werner Hoyer explain why global leaders must urgently introduce equitable pandemic-response mechanisms.
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    Rishi Sunak’s Daunting Challenge

    Chris Patten urges the UK prime minister to join the battle for the soul of the Conservative Party after a disastrous year.
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    Russia’s Financial Crisis Must Come Sooner

    Simon Johnson shows why a low price cap for the country’s crude exports would render the Kremlin’s war economy untenable.
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    QE with Chinese Characteristics?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng urge China to use monetary policy to tackle some of the biggest challenges it faces.
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    Why Europe and Latin America Need Each Other

    Josep Borrell urges European Union and Latin American leaders to revive momentum toward a long-overdue trade agreement.

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