New America in the News: 2008

New America staff and fellows appear regularly on radio and television, and are frequently quoted in media outlets of all types. A selection of that coverage is available below.

The War Dividend | In These Times

December 12, 2008
“It’s sort of like trying to play chicken with the new administration,” says William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New ...

Hillary's Baptism of Fire | Ya Libnan

December 12, 2008
Steve Clemons, a director at the New America Foundation, says: "Clinton will be playing on a three-level chess board. There's the international economic ...

A Huge Health-Care Task for Daschle | The Philadelphia Inquirer

December 12, 2008
"One really big difference from the early '90s - there's a whole lot more humility going around," said Len Nichols, director of the Health Policy Program at the New America Foundation, a centrist group in Washington. "What's amazing is how aligned the stars seem to be in making health reform a top priority in the new Congress." Original article

Coaches for a Game of Money | New York Times

December 12, 2008
You can read books,” said Karen Murrell, a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation, a nonprofit policy research organization in Washington. ...

Government's Share of the Economy Grows | United Press International

December 11, 2008
... "the opposite of what we're trying to do to the economy," Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget told the newspaper.

Firms Push for a More Searchable Federal Web | Washington Post

December 11, 2008
... the government has put up which no one can index," Google chief executive Eric Schmidt said during a recent presentation at the New America Foundation. ...
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The Blackwater Case | Al Jazeera

December 11, 2008

Michael Cohen, co-director of the Privatization of Foreign Policy Initiative at New America, talks to Al Jazeera about the Blackwater case.

The legal drama surrounding five Blackwater Worldwide security contractors charged with killing Iraqi civilians is unfolding on two stages thousands of miles apart. ... Outside Video

Study: US Arms Sales Impede Human Rights | Seattle Times

December 11, 2008
Timed to the 60th anniversary of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the report by the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan policy institute, ...

US Arms Deployed in Wars Around the Globe | Inter Press Service

December 11, 2008
It's the US, according to a new report from the New America Foundation, which "is the world's largest arms supplier". And with 23 billion dollars in ...

Tongue-Tied: Americans Lack Multi-Lingual Edge

December 11, 2008
David Gray, former Labor Department acting assistant secretary for policy, said one thing is certain to emerge from the retooling of the worldwide financial system – greater global challenges to America’s economic dominance. ... Outside Article

Mind Your CEQ | Grist Magazine

December 11, 2008
Terry Tamminen, Schwarzenegger's former climate guru, worked with Sutley when she was on the state water board, and agreed that she's a strong pick to head ...

New America Foundation Advances Community Bank | Credit Union Times

December 11, 2008
The New America Foundation, a Washington think tank that describes itself as “nonpartisan and post-partisan,” has proposed a plan to capitalize community banks and credit unions as part of the national reaction to the current financial crises. ... Outside Article

California Health Industry Leaders Help Launch National CEO ... | MarketWatch

December 11, 2008
The new group of business leaders, which was assembled by the New America Foundation, also includes chief executives of the Billings Clinic, Denver Health, ...

In The Paper | Guardian Weekly

December 10, 2008
There’s some nice writing this week from The Washington Post’s Joel Garreau, who finds that a visit to North Dakota’s nuclear missile silos helps to put the ...

Federal Share of Economy Soaring | USA Today

December 10, 2008
... the opposite of what we're trying to do to the economy," says Maya MacGuineas, president of the non-partisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. ...

Mourning The Art Of Doing Nothing Together | NPR

December 10, 2008
In his column for the Los Angeles Times, Gregory Rodriguez says civic life is even more important in dire economic times, and what Americans need now are places to gather and do nothing - without purpose or politics. ... Original Article

Experts Predict a Health Overhaul Despite Troubled Economy | Congressional Quarterly Weekly

December 10, 2008
Len Nichols, director of the foundation’s health policy program, said the economic crisis has led to a reorganization of priorities, and the mounting anxiety among employers and the middle class about the cost of health care has brought the issue to the forefront. ... Outside Article

Obama's Ross: Our Loss | The Nation.

December 10, 2008
Steve Clemons, at the New America Foundation, has a clever idea which, he says, came from Brzezinski: why not name Ross to be US ambassador to Israel? ...

Study: US Arms Sales Undermine Global Human Rights | The Associated Press

December 10, 2008
William D. Hartung, the lead author of the report, said, "The United States cannot demand respect for human rights and arm human rights abusers at the same ...

The Online Information Paradox | DaniWeb

December 10, 2008
In a recent video, Google CEO Eric Schmidt addressing The New America Foundation, discussed the wonder of having all of this information available to us and ...
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