David Quigg is a writer and photographer. Before quitting newspaper journalism in 2003 to stay home with his newborn son and toddler daughter, David covered the World Trade Organization riots, politics, local government, and all things Seattle for The (Tacoma) News Tribune. In addition to Big Think, he now writes for The Huffington Post and his own blog, which he describes as "an undignified glimpse of the scattershot passions that, with any luck, will conspire to prevent me from ever serving as an expert panelist." He is the author of an unpublished novel, Void Where Prohibited.
Maybe it’s because I’ve been so baffled by Afghanistan or because I’m allergic to the hyperbolic use of “never” and “always” and “nothing.” Whatever the cause, I cringed when I […]
When Nigeria handed over a disputed peninsula to Cameroon last year, it looked a lot like a happy ending — a war averted and, in the words of the United […]
With all the focus on the big decisions ahead in Afghanistan, I found myself bracing for a sucker punch and wondering what, say, North Korea might be up to. Doing […]
One day after the New York Times quoted an expert saying the Taliban’s leader has “staged one of the most remarkable military comebacks in modern history,” Fareed Zakaria is in […]
In the six days since I wrote here about the military government’s deadly crackdown in Guinea, international pressure has mounted. Richard Moncrieff, the West Africa project director for International Crisis […]
Violent, intimidating, homophobic soccer enthusiasts.Those five words would have struck us as a hilarious oxymoron back in the Illinois of my childhood, where football always meant “macho” and soccer often […]