Duncan Currie

Duncan Currie is a writer in Washington, D.C.

Duncan Currie is a writer in Washington, D.C.

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Politics & Policy

Faraway, So Close

Whether or not the late Mexican military ruler Porfirio Díaz (1830–1915) ever actually said, “Poor Mexico! So far from God and so close to the United States,” his alleged quip ...
Politics & Policy

Mexico Agonistes

In May 2005, New York Times correspondent Ginger Thompson filed a harrowing dispatch from the Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo, “a fast-growing hub of drug smuggling that has been transformed ...

Should College Athletes Get Paid?

Maybe it was the annual spectacle of March Madness. Maybe it was the Jim Tressel imbroglio at Ohio State. Maybe it was the lingering aftereffects of the Cam Newton scandal. ...

Should College Athletes Get Paid?

Maybe it was the annual spectacle of March Madness. Maybe it was the Jim Tressel imbroglio at Ohio State. Maybe it was the lingering aftereffects of the Cam Newton scandal. ...

I’ve Got a Soft Spot for the Brew Crew

And the city of Milwaukee after visiting a high-school buddy of mine there some years back. American League: East – Red Sox Central – Twins West – Athletics Wild Card – Yankees National League: East – Phillies Central – ...

The Bad and the Good in El Salvador

Barack Obama’s Latin American tour concluded yesterday in El Salvador, a shockingly violent country that, outside of neighboring Honduras, has the highest murder rate on earth. The figures are just ...

Gordon Gekko, Lou Gehrig, and the NFL

First, a few numbers. The NFL’s annual revenue take stands at approximately $9 billion, which means that Commissioner Roger Goodell presides over far and away the most lucrative sports league ...

Colombia Deserves Better

Once upon a time, the United States and Colombia signed a free-trade agreement. The date was Nov. 22, 2006 — a moment when Don Rumsfeld was still U.S. defense secretary, ...
Politics & Policy

Egypt, Without Illusions

What is the best possible outcome in Egypt? Short term, the ideal scenario is a nonviolent, military-brokered transition led by a reformist government that will spearhead major constitutional changes, uphold ...
Politics & Policy

Why Wall Street Collapsed

At long last, the ten-member Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) has issued its gargantuan report on the credit meltdown that pulverized Wall Street and triggered the worst U.S. economic slump ...