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Rachel DiCarlo Currie

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Rachel DiCarlo Currie has more than a decade of experience working at the intersection of communications and public policy. From 2009 to 2013, she worked for the U.S. Senate leadership as chief speechwriter for Senator Jon Kyl, the Republican Whip. Before that, she served as managing editor of the Hudson Institute. She has also been a Robert Novak journalism fellow and an assistant editor at the Weekly Standard magazine.

Her bylined writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, National Review, the Washington Times, Books and Culture, the Washington Examiner, and other publications.

Rachel’s main interests include U.S. economic policy, social mobility, and the relationship between culture and prosperity. She holds a B.S. in English literature, and lives with her family in Bethesda, Maryland.

Recent Articles:

Should Americans Want Their City to Host the Olympics?
August 7 2017
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


How Obama Could Help Chicago
August 1 2017
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


How the Supreme Court Has Inflamed America’s Culture Wars
June 28 2017
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


The Remarkable Success of George W. Bush’s Malaria Initiative
June 27 2017
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


A Prominent Liberal Endorses Judge Gorsuch for SCOTUS
February 2 2017
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Donald Trump and Jacksonian America
January 31 2017
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


The Stakes in the Upcoming SCOTUS Fight
January 30 2017
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Taking Irony to Excess
December 19 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


The Legacy of the Imperial Executive
November 30 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


"A Post-Identity Liberalism"
November 28 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


William F. Buckley on Gratitude
November 23 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Immigration and the Populist Wave
November 7 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


For Most Workers, "Wage Growth Is Still Anemic"
November 7 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


The Limits of Monetary Policy
October 28 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Gallup: 76 Percent of Americans Have a "Great Deal" of Respect for Their Local Police
October 26 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Taking the First Amendment Seriously
October 25 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


The Federal Reserve Is Not Omnipotent
October 24 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


"The Central Issue of Our Time"
October 21 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Young Men Not at Work
October 11 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Do Clinton and Kaine Really Think Bush’s Tax Cuts Caused the Financial Crisis?
October 6 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Yes, Murders Did Spike Last Year
September 27 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


The Supreme Court Shouldn’t Be So Important
September 27 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Our Annual Reminder about Marriage and Poverty
September 23 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Lies, Damned Lies, and Income Statistics
September 21 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


The Message and the Messenger
September 2 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


The Heather Mac Donald Moment
August 30 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Gallup: Most Americans Oppose Increasing Immigration
August 29 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


A Few Thoughts on Noonan on Trump Before Indiana
May 3 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


The Erratic Mr. Trump
March 8 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Moving the Needle on Immigration?
March 7 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


The Reality of "Mass Incarceration"
February 26 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Antonin Scalia, Defender of Democracy
February 18 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Confronting America’s Drug-Overdose Epidemic
February 1 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Cosmopolitan America vs. Traditionalist America
January 29 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Why Trump Happened
January 20 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Islam, Europe, and Us
January 13 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


A Serious Immigration Debate
December 15 2015
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Remembering Fred Thompson
November 6 2015
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Obesity and the Limits of Public Policy
October 28 2015
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Does Inequality Harm U.S. Economic Growth?
October 28 2015
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Bernie Sanders' Denmark
October 16 2015
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


The Other Gender Gap
October 16 2015
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Beyond the Headlines: Jobs Numbers
October 9 2015
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Some Perspective on Today’s Political Debates
August 20 2015
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


The Marriage Gap and the Opportunity Gap
June 16 2015
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Boys without Fathers
May 15 2015
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Ben Bernanke vs. the Wall Street Journal
May 8 2015
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Maverick Democrat Alice Rivlin on Real Fiscal Reforms
April 30 2015
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


The Lesson of Baltimore
April 29 2015
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Measuring Long-Term Income Growth
April 2 2015
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


A Crucial Caveat on Middle-Class Incomes
March 26 2015
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Fresh Housing Trouble Ahead?
March 23 2015
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Beware of Dodgy Income Data
March 18 2015
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


A Jolly Good Fellowes
March 6 2015
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


The Real Significance of Bibi’s Speech
March 3 2015
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


The GOP’s Keystone Kops Routine
March 3 2015
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


President Obama’s Dishonesty on Immigration
February 24 2015
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


The Disinvitation Dinner
February 19 2015
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Empowerment: Feminists for Tiny Bikinis?
February 19 2015
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


A Strategy for Countering Obama’s Amnesty
January 30 2015
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Mitt Romney and the 2016 Economic Debate
January 15 2015
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


The Trouble with Infrastructure Spending
October 31 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Rebuilding the Marriage Culture
October 31 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


The “Too Big to Fail” Advantage
October 28 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


China’s “Dysfunctional Growth Model”
October 23 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


On Greenspan, Geithner, and Dodd-Frank
October 23 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Waiting for Obama’s Unilateral Amnesty
October 16 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Escaping the Boom-Bust Cycle
October 16 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


ObamaCare and Working Women
October 15 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Reality Check on Jobs
October 7 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


The State of the Jobs Recovery
October 3 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Marriage and Poverty
October 2 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Unleashing American Oil Exports
September 29 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


More on the Tragedy of Long-Term Unemployment
September 26 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Where Syria and Iraq Could Be Headed
September 24 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Is Wage Stagnation the New Normal?
September 24 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


How Many Jobs Are We Missing?
September 22 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


President Obama Doesn’t Get It
September 22 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Chinese Water Torture and the Federal Budget
September 15 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Some Perspective on the Economy
September 11 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Repeal the Corporate-Income Tax?
September 9 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Yes, the Labor Market Is Still Weak
September 3 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Why We Need Whopper-Sized Tax Reform
August 27 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Are Democratic Presidents Better for the Economy?
August 26 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


A Bold Way to Boost Saving
August 25 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


A Constitutional Pandora’s Box
August 21 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Permanent Landlords?
August 15 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Nullifying Congress -- and the Constitution
August 8 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


President Obama: An Assault on the Constitution?
August 4 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


About That Awful GDP Report
June 27 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Economic Uncertainty and the Hiring Delay
June 23 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Resetting the Obama Foreign Policy
June 19 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


The Tricky Business of Defining Unemployment
June 13 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


The Economy Is Still Far from Healthy
June 11 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Inequality and Life Expectancy
June 6 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Bloomberg Stands Up for Academic Freedom
June 5 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


More Problems with Piketty
May 30 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Why the World Needs American Power
May 28 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Missing Workers and Missing Growth
May 23 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


The Authoritarian Temptation
May 22 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Will Housing Boost the Recovery?
May 20 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


The ObamaCare Squeeze
May 5 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Why Piketty Gets Inequality Wrong
May 1 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Thomas Piketty and the Inequality Debate
April 28 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Why the Obama Stimulus Disappointed
March 31 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


The Meaning of Religious Freedom
March 27 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


“Ban Bossy” and the Gender Gap
March 21 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey: What the Numbers Tell Us
March 14 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Where Have All the Workers Gone?
March 12 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


A Better Way to Boost Incomes
March 7 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Marriage and Mobility
January 24 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Why Is the Poverty Rate Still So High? Part II
January 16 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Why Is the Poverty Rate Still So High?
January 15 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


In Defense of Bourgeois Culture—and Professor Amy Wax
September 5 2017
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Why America Needs a Humble First Lady
July 5 2017
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


In the Arena
June 25 2017
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


The Moral Meaning of ‘The Sopranos,’ Ten Years Later
June 9 2017
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


A ‘Washington Post’ Columnist Thinks ‘Manworld’ is Reason for Manchester Terrorist Attack
May 31 2017
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


How High-Pressure Parenting Undermines Character Building
May 10 2017
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Love ‘The Americans’, But Resist Cold War Nostalgia
March 21 2017
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Why Sarah Silverman Is Wrong about Motherhood and Sacrifice
March 10 2017
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


How Historical Illiteracy Fuels Political Polarization
February 27 2017
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


What the Late-Night Lefties Get Wrong
February 22 2017
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Stop Bothering Tom Brady about Donald Trump
January 30 2017
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Why We Need a Revival of Humility
January 26 2017
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


The Left’s Illiberal Coercion Strategy Targets Businesses
December 9 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


‘Beauty and the Beast’ is the Greatest Disney Film of All Time
November 30 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Yes, There Is Life After Majoring in English
November 3 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


The Crisis of America’s Nonworking Men
September 9 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Why Kids Need Unstructured Play—And Why They’re Not Getting It
June 28 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


What the ‘Gap Year’ Phenomenon Tells Us about American Colleges
May 6 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


What I Want My Daughter to Learn from Elsa and Anna
April 25 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


A Kinder, Gentler British Empire?
January 12 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Dear Mr. Claus
December 2 2015
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Are Horror Movies Actually Conservative?
October 30 2015
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Lost in Translation: ‘The Great Gatsby’ on film is doomed to failure
February 18 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Policy Focus: How Corporate-Tax Reform Could Help American Workers
March 30 2017
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Policy Focus: Real Lessons from Scandinavia
November 28 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Policy Focus: Rethinking Our Approach to Immigration
February 24 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Policy Focus: An Agenda For Broad-Based Prosperity
September 21 2015
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Policy Focus: Ending 'Too Big To Fail'
July 23 2015
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Policy Focus: Understanding Income Inequality
December 11 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Policy Focus: Missing Workers and Missing Growth
July 7 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Policy Focus: Four Myths About American Taxes
May 22 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Policy Focus: Why Earned Income Tax Credit Beats Minimum Wage
April 17 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Policy Focus: Are We Winning or Losing the War on Poverty?
February 22 2014
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


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