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Where the Jobs Aren’t

The news isn’t good for recent college graduates.

The sheer number of kids in their 20s moving back in with mom and dad isn’t just anecdotal; going back to the class of 2006, half of them—half!—don’t have jobsMore…

Obama Draws Blood on Outsourcing at Bain

Obama Draws Blood on Outsourcing at Bain

President Obama’s political attack on Mitt Romney’s tenure at private equity firm Bain Capital got lots of criticism from Democratic politicians a couple of months ago—but it appears to be working.

The president has been making headway in polls in More…

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It Could Be a Long, Hot Summer for Obama

President Obama has caught a couple of breaks after a bad few weeks in which he lost ground to Republican opponent Mitt Romney.

Last Friday, the president announced a new immigration policy that would accomplish some of the same things … More…

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Four Reasons Why Many Jobs Won’t Come Back

We at The Independent Agenda don’t usually get in the middle of spats between Beltway commentators. But there’s a doozy going on now involving two A-List columnists from The New York Times who are throwing mud at each other without … More…

Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers at Davos in 2010

Keynesians Try Another Comeback

The economic philosophy of John Maynard Keynes had a brief revival after the financial crisis of 2008. Desperate politicians tried to save the global economy–and their own jobs–by launching stimulus plans to plug an “output gap,” the gaping hole that … More…

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It’s the Global Economy, Stupid

On Thursday came a report from The Wall Street Journal about the narrowing education gap between US parents and their children, suggesting the American dream was in jeopardy.

Friday we got two more intriguing pieces on related topics—or topics … More…

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US Pushes Iran Hard as Talks Set to Begin

After much hemming and hawing, negotiations with Iran over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program appear ready to start this week in Istanbul.

US officials have leaked the demands they are making along with their European allies, and they are surprisingly … More…

Khameini vows to retaliate on oil sanctions.

Iran’s Power Struggle Opens the Door to Talks

An intense power struggle at the top levels of Iran’s government, along with tough sanctions and the threat of US or Israeli military action, may make a diplomatic resolution to the standoff over Iran’s nuclear program slightly more possible.

Mahmoud … More…

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Obama Threads the Needle on Iran

President Obama “welcomed” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House Monday, and I’m putting that word in quotes because everybody knows they can’t stand each other.

Netanyahu has been a hardliner his whole career, and his ruling coalition … More…

Assad and Ahmadinejad in 2007.  flickr sonyapryr

Russia and China’s “Shameful” Veto Was a Warning on Iran

This past weekend, Russia and China vetoed a carefully prepared and much-watered-down resolution in the UN Security Council that threatened sanctions against Syria if its regime didn… More…