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Tim Roemer

Entries by Tim Roemer

America's Emerging Economic Reincarnation

(63) Comments | Posted May 25, 2012 | 11:41 AM

Everyone is familiar with the blockbuster movie Avatar, set in the 22nd century, when genetically engineered creatures inhabited by humans are mining precious metals on a distant planet. Most are not aware of the meaning of the term "avatar" which derives from the Indian Sanskrit language and literally translates into...

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The Turmoil in Mexico: What's Next?

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2009 | 9:43 AM

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napalitano is testifying today before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on an issue that is increasingly grabbing more and more attention from policy makers: the growing instability and violence in Mexico. When Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair testified to the Senate earlier this month,...

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Bin Laden's Message in the Era of Obama

(38) Comments | Posted January 15, 2009 | 11:49 PM

The release of yet another tape from Osama Bin Laden Wednesday serves as a reminder of the many leftover issues Barack Obama will inherit from the Bush administration.

In the 22-minute audio tape, the al-Qaeda leader boasts of "new fronts" against the United States and places the blame for...

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No Time to Lose in Afghanistan

(1) Comments | Posted August 11, 2008 | 4:52 PM

The recent attacks in Afghanistan that killed 9 U.S. soldiers were a deadly reminder that Operation Enduring Freedom is still very much a hot war -- and is steadily getting hotter. This is made frighteningly clear by a stream of recent reports showing that Al Qaeda is flooding back into...

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What bin Laden's Audio Tapes Reveal

(10) Comments | Posted May 20, 2008 | 3:57 PM

In the past few days, Osama Bin Laden released two new audiotapes, one pledging new violence against Israel on the 60th anniversary of the Jewish democracy's birth, the other castigating Arab leaders for their failure to do similarly. While some analysts dismiss these as a fruitless bid for relevance,...

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The Real Divide We Should Be Focused On...

(117) Comments | Posted March 25, 2008 | 5:49 PM

Red states or blue states, superdelegates or pledged delegates, surrogates or campaign staff, these are the divides that are currently consuming the discussion in America. However, the events of the past two weeks should remind us of another divide with real implications for America's future security that we should be...

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