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.

Forty-one Percent of Israelis like Obama | JTA

December 10, 2009

Forty-one percent of Israelis have favorable feelings toward President Obama, with 37 percent expressing an unfavorable opinion of the U.S. president, according to a New America Foundation poll released Thursday morning. ... Original Article

New NAF poll on Israeli attitudes to Obama, Netanyahu | Politico

December 10, 2009

A new poll commissioned by the New America Foundation says Israeli public attitudes to Barack Obama are more positive than previously understood. ... Original Article
 

Council Votes to Delay Decision on Ranked-choice Voting | The Oakland Tribune

December 9, 2009

Representatives from the League of Women Voters and the New America Foundation spoke out strongly in favor of ranked-choice voting during Monday's council meeting, citing increased voter participation and lower election costs for both cities and candidates. ... Original Article

 

The Thinker: All the Lonely People | Jakarta Globe

December 8, 2009

Jakarta Globe
, a columnist for the Los Angeles Times, is director of the California Fellows Program at the New America Foundation.

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Copenhagen Summit | Daily Telegraph

December 8, 2009

Christina Larson, a climate specialist at the New America Foundation, said the finding was the “EPA’s backup plan, another tool if Congress doesn’t act”. ... Original Article

Why Rural Matters 2009 | The Rural School and Community Trust

December 8, 2009

The Rural School and Community Trust in November 2009 released its biennial “Why Rural Matters” report. The report uses Federal Education Budget Project NCLB achievement data in its analyses of academic outcomes in rural school districts around the country. The Rural School and Community Trust’s press release is available here, and the full report is here.

 

Down With Happy Talk | American Spectator

December 8, 2009

American Spectator
... out of the 2008 GOP losses to the "Politics of Hope" (David Frum's Comeback, Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam's and Grand New Party also come to mind). ...

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Copenhagen Summit | WTOP

December 8, 2009

Christina Larson interviews with WTOP. ... Original Article

America’s Role in Mexico’s Drug War | Newsweek

December 8, 2009

Forty years ago, the United States government began a "war on drugs" whose cost so far is estimated at $1 trillion, and rising. In 2006, newly elected Mexican President Felipe Calderón began a crackdown on the drug-smuggling cartels—a "war on drugs" that really is a war, involving military troops and weapons and more than 10,000 dead so far. Americans buy drugs from the cartels and sell them guns, and Washington arguably provided the example for the Mexican government's hard-line tactics. So is America to blame for Mexico's drug war?

Afghanistan | HardBall (MSNBC)

December 7, 2009

It's solving burglaries elsewhere, but HPD can't afford it, Hurtt says | Houston Chronicle

December 6, 2009

Houston Chronicle
Denver authorities have used DNA evidence to nab hundreds of career criminals to burglaries and other non-violent crimes. ...

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Should Public-Sector Jobs Come First? | New York Times

December 6, 2009

Megan McArdle has argued at length that new direct jobs programs won't be speedy. We would end up with expensive jobs and slow projects which come on line ...

In the aftermath of Climategate, it's time for another look into the science ... | Examiner.com

December 5, 2009
Examiner.com
Less enthusiastic than Mr. Hansen and taking a more centrist approach is Megan mcardle, writer for the Atlantic, who says that while Climategate doesn't ...

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Climate Fog | CBS News

December 4, 2009
CBS News
by noloyalisti December 4, 2009 9:05 PM EST None of this changes anything about the fact that humans have caused a 35% rise in ...

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New $100 billion safety net for jobless in works | Post-Bulletin

December 4, 2009

Post-Bulletin
... anything can be deficit financed without some plan to pay for it," said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. ...

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William Hartung: Obama and the Costs of War in Afghanistan | TPMCafé (blog)

December 4, 2009

TPMCafé (blog)
There was much that troubled me in President Obama's speech on Afghanistan earlier this week. ...

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The Hostage Business | New York Times

December 4, 2009

New York Times
TWO CARLOADS OF gunmen wearing ski masks parked outside Goodfellas, a popular karaoke bar in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt, ...

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