Elizabeth Drew

For Elizabeth Drew's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Why would anyone want to be president?

Commentary / World Apr 21, 2021

Why would anyone want to be president?

More often than anyone might think, ample grounds exist for wondering why anyone would want to be president of the United States. Yes, there’s the glory of being elected to occupy the country’s most powerful office, hearing “Hail to the Chief,” receiving military salutes, ...

Who can beat Donald Trump?

Commentary / World Feb 19, 2020

Who can beat Donald Trump?

U.S. President Donald Trump is such an alarming figure that many Democratic voters so far appear willing to overlook in Michael Bloomberg what they would never forgive otherwise. And that, perhaps, is the clearest sign yet that American democracy is in crisis.