New America in the News: 2009

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.

Despite Obama Pledge to Control It, Federal Spending up 4 Percent | McClatchy Washington Bureau

December 27, 2009

They're trying to do everything at the last minute," said Marc Goldwein, policy director at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. ...

Obama's first year marked by pragmatism | Boston Globe

December 26, 2009

And Ford had an advantage since things could only go up,'' said Ted Widmer, a presidential scholar at Brown University, referring to the recession and two ...

Airports Step Up Security After Failed Airline Attack | AFP

December 26, 2009

Terrorism analyst Peter Bergen said on CNN that the attacker may have chosen a holiday season to strike because it could be easier to dodge detection at ...

Will Uploaded Minds in Machines be Alive? | Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

December 26, 2009

As Joel Garreau has observed, chickens are the egg's tool to make more eggs. Our consistent and complete definition of life will not satisfy everyone. ...

Family of Airplane Suspect had Raised Concerns About Him | Washington Post

December 26, 2009

... royal family using PETN explosives hidden in his underwear, according to a published account by terrorism expert Peter Bergen, citing a Saudi official. ...

Has Anwar al-Awlaki, the Alleged Fort Hood Gunman's Imam, Been Killed? | TIME

December 24, 2009

But Peter Bergen, an Al-Qaeda expert at the New American Foundation, says Awlaki was merely "important as an inciter to jihad, no more. ...

Book Review: Author Ken Auletta Takes a Hard Look at Google | San Jose Mercury News

December 24, 2009

If Google were a person, Tim Wu, a Columbia law professor and veteran of Silicon Valley, is quoted as saying in this perspicacious new ...

Good deal for state | San Francisco Chronicle

December 24, 2009

San Francisco Chronicle
According to the New America Foundation, if we do not enact health-care reform, the average family will spend 45 percent of their income on health care ...

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Gov.-on-Gov. violence | Washington Post (blog)

December 23, 2009

Joe Mathews over at the Daily Beast has a piece worth reading about the former Alaska governor's smackdown with current California Gov. ...

Bin Laden Daughter in Iran Seeks Refuge | New York Times

December 23, 2009

Steve Coll, author of “The bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century,” said the news from Tehran “provides the first open evidence of the ...

Hard Choices for Iran | Asia Times Online

December 23, 2009

Unfortunately, the proponents of a "grand bargain", such as US foreign policy analyst, Flynt Leverett, completely miss the point about Iran's international ...

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Bin Laden Daughter in Iran Seeks Refuge | New York Times

December 23, 2009

Steve Coll, author of "The bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century," said the news from Tehran "provides the first open evidence of the ...

Default Nation | Newsweek

December 22, 2009

Blogger Megan McArdle expressed disdain for people who chose to indulge themselves on consumer goods and services while not keeping current with their ...

Senate Closer to Passing Health Care After Early Morning Vote | McClatchy Newspapers

December 22, 2009

"There's pretty broad agreement on a lot," said Elizabeth Carpenter, a health policy analyst at the New America Foundation, a center-left Washington ...

Still fit to print the news | guardian.co.uk

December 22, 2009

But the truth is that newspapers experienced an unprecedented rise in prosperity between 1960 and 2005, as former Washington Post managing editor Steve Coll ...

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Tech Toys | WAMU

December 22, 2009

Lisa Guernsey, director of New America Foundation's Early Education Initiative, discusses how to get the most educational values out of tech toys during the holiday season on the Kojo Nnamdi Show.

Listen to the show here. Read the full transcript here.

The Tora Bora blunder | Examiner.com

December 22, 2009
Examiner.com
That shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone but now, in the New Republic magazine, Peter Bergen reconstructs what happened in the mountainous region of Tora ...

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Israel 'stalling' on prisoner swap | Aljazeera.net

December 22, 2009

The warning from the Palestinian group comes after Israel's defence minister, Ehud Barak, said Israel was not prepared to meet all of Hamas's demands to ...

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Israel Edges Towards Prisoner Swap | Aljazeera.net

December 22, 2009

Daniel Levy, a former Israeli peace negotiator and now head of a U.S.-based think-tank, said it was unclear whether the apparent deadlock in the Israeli cabinet was a case of brinkmanship, a rejection of the deal, or a calculated decision to postpone and drag out making a decision. ... Original Article

Israel edges towards prisoner swap | Aljazeera.net

December 22, 2009
Aljazeera.net
Daniel Levy, a former Israeli peace negotiator and now head of a US-based think-tank, said it was unclear whether the apparent deadlock in the Israeli ...

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