May 2014 Jobs Reports: Good News, Bad News

By: Wednesday June 4, 2014 2:18 pm

Through all these four plus years of job growth to get back to where we were at the start of the Great Recession, we have been falling behind as it takes roughly 90,000 new jobs each month just to keep up with the new people entering the job market each month. If we take it back to the beginning of the Great Recession in December 2007, we are still in the hole on needed jobs by a bit over 7M (6.5 (years) x 12 (months per year) x 90K (jobs per month) = 7,020,000.)

 

MENA Mashup: Ali Abuminah, The ICC, House of Saud, and Turkey

By: Tuesday May 13, 2014 7:31 pm

Ali Abuminah will be here for Sunday’s FDL Book Salon!

The Palestinians are making progress towards unity between themselves…

MENA Mashup: Al Aqsa, Egypt, and Yemen

By: Thursday April 17, 2014 5:50 pm

And, for sh*ts and giggles, The Mustache of Fury, flaps his lips… BOLTON: A ‘three-state solution’ for Middle East peace. Reality calls for attaching Gaza to Egypt and the West Bank to Jordan.

MENA Mashup: I/P Peace Farce, Egypt, Iran, and Turkey

By: Tuesday April 1, 2014 7:20 pm

Looking at the Israeli actions… Israel puts in tenders for more settler units in the east Jerusalem. As talk of releasing Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard infuriates US intel community.

Israel’s ‘Trigger Happy’ Ways

By: Saturday March 15, 2014 6:00 pm

From Alex Kane at Mondoweiss:
“The immediate cause of the latest round of fighting in the Gaza Strip, which featured rockets and mortars fired into Israel and air attacks on the coastal enclave, occurred over the last two days. But the roots of the latest fighting are Israeli violations of the November 2012 truce between Hamas and Israel, and the years-long blockade and occupation crippling the Gaza Strip.”

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