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Entries by Steve Clemons from 04/2011

Real Unemployment Shows US Economy Short 20 Million Jobs

| Posted 04.01.2011 | Politics

Every month, media business executive and former Obama for President finance committee member Leo Hindery puts out a very detailed memo breaking done the national unemployment data to find it's true meaning.

"Iraq Has Oil and Afghanistan Has America": Obama Must Change up the Game

| Posted 04.06.2011 | Politics

With a budget showdown threatening to shut down the government on Friday, there's hardly any discussion of the $119 billion the U.S. will spend this year in Afghanistan, a country with a GDP of just $14 billion.

New Economic Thinking Conference To Shatter Illusion of Control

| Posted 04.07.2011 | Politics

As INET Executive Director Rob Johnson said, "last year's conference punctured the mystique of market stability (not to mention real events). This year, the conference will shatter the illusion of control."

Gordon Brown: Global Economy Still Not at a New Normal, Still Evolving, Shocks Ahead

| Posted 04.10.2011 | World

Brown demonstrates something that we have seen before in the likes of John Kerry and Al Gore. Each was too cautious, too pruned and too stiff when running to secure the highest office in their respective lands.

Israel-Palestine Plate Heating Up

| Posted 04.21.2011 | World

Obama, Netanyahu and various Palestinian officials are scrambling to act as if they have some plan to move the peace process forward, when in fact, most of it is insincere posturing designed to pour concrete on what has thus far been failure.

Obama Now Owns the Libya Conflict

| Posted 04.22.2011 | World

President Obama recently co-authored an op-ed with Nicolas Sarkozy and David Cameron asserting Transatlantic concerns about affairs in Libya -- and intentionally or not, he proclaimed ownership of the conflict.

Tsunami at Israel's Edge

| Posted 04.28.2011 | Politics

Israel's security arrangements have long been like a New Orleans levee -- they work for a time, but someday a tsunami may come and wash out parts of Israel's protection. With current geopolitical developments, that may be happening now.