Idrees Kahloon is the Washington bureau chief for The Economist and leads coverage of the White House, Congress and national politics. Before that, he was the Washington correspondent and US policy correspondent.
He began at The Economist as a data journalist in London – this means he is very good at unpicking numbers to figure out what’s going on. He graduated from Harvard University with a degree in applied mathematics and economics.
Thank you to those of you who submitted questions for Idrees. There were lots to choose from, but here are the questions he answered:
beloved _planet: what is the most difficult thing you have faced in journalism?
jubilant_seagull: how can we as young people encourage our classmates to get more involved in politics and become interested in voting?
eloquent_wolf: what motivated you to become a student at Harvard? And after you studied there, what made you want to come and work at The Economist?
remarkable_peach: did the reversal of Roe v Wade by the Supreme Court have a negative impact on the Republican vote in the midterm elections?
Well done to beloved_planet, jubilant_seagull, eloquent_wolf and remarkable_peach, who have each been awarded 3 stars for their questions!
Over to you!
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- What have you learned from Idrees?
- Is there anything you will do differently after hearing Idrees’ answers?
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