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New America in the News: 2010

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.

We Can Finally Shut Up About Net Neutrality—Hooray! | The New Republic

December 4, 2010

It was coined by Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu back in 2003 to describe a principle—that, essentially, a service provider doesn't put any restrictions on ...

Of Debts and Doubts: Reading the Deficit Panel's Report | The New York Times

December 4, 2010

Maya MacGuineas, president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget at the New America Foundation, suggested that the commission enlist ...

White House Panel's Budget Plan Voted Down but May Be Fodder for Future | Dallas Morning News

December 4, 2010

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, called the commissioners who supported the plan "real fiscal heroes. ...

Net Neutrality Plan is 'Right There in the Middle' | The Washington Post

December 4, 2010

Tim Wu is a law professor at Columbia University, author of the (excellent) new book "The Master Switch" and chairman of the board of Free Press. ...

Julian Assange: The Latest Digital Refugee | Radio Free Europe

December 4, 2010

It's what Evgeny Morozov has called "Terms of Service Censorship." Of course, for those organizations intent on getting their message out, there are always ...

No One's Happy About FCC Net Neutrality Proposal | NPR

December 4, 2010


... "What you have is a lot of consumer groups coming out and looking at this and saying this is a real nightmare," Sascha Meinrath says. Meinrath is with the New America Foundation, ...

Column One: The Wikileaks Challenge | Jerusalem Post

December 3, 2010

So too, Fred Kaplan at Slate online magazine claimed that the leaks showed that the Obama administration's foreign policy is successful because it succeeded ...

Programs:

Debt Plan Fails of Supermajority | International Business Times

December 3, 2010

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, which group backs the plan as a mature way forward in dealing with the ...

Cautionary Lessons In History Of Information Technology | Washington Post

December 3, 2010

This story is usually told as a tale of political hardball. But Tim Wu, a law professor at Columbia and author of the "The Master Switch," my pick for economics book of the year, sees it as "a crucial parable for communications policymakers" and an example of "the kind of political advantage a discriminatory network can confer." ...

Wikileaks Cables: Seven Key Things We've Learned So Far | The Guardian (London)

December 3, 2010

Policy wonk Peter Beinart summed up what he knew of the cables as: "Valuable insights – if you've been living under a rock all century. ...

What You Need to Know About the FCC's Open Web Plan | Colorlines Magazine

December 3, 2010

“We're very skeptical and concerned about this proposal,” said Benjamin Lennett, a senior policy analyst at New America Foundation, also a member of OIC. ...

Wikileaks Loses its Domain | Gawker

December 3, 2010

With a non-functioning domain name, Wikileaks now risks becoming "a digital refugee," as tech writer Evgeny Morozov tweets. Regardless of the motives behind ...

Failing Afghanistan | Foreign Policy

December 3, 2010

As analyst Steve Coll pointed out this summer, those conducting the December review should focus on the fundamental -- and truly political -- question of ...

Programs:

Is Drone a Makeshift Replacement for Pending North Waziristan Operation? | Xinhua News Agency

December 3, 2010

In reports published earlier this year, the US-based analysts such as Peter Bergen and Bill Roggio believed a revenge factor behind the intensified drone ...

Why Pay for More Population Control? | World Magazine

December 3, 2010

Demographer Phillip Longman wrote in Foreign Policy last month that Russia's population is already 7 million less than what it was in 1991, at the fall of ...

Treadmill Religion | World Magazine (Subscription)

December 3, 2010

National Public Radio fired Juan Williams for reporting trepidation from seeing Muslim-garbed groups on planes; NPR execs should read Eliza Griswold's The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam (FSG, 2010), a ground-level examination of skirmishes in Africa and eastern Asia. ...

Deficit-Cutting Plan Fails to Advance to Capitol | BusinessWeek

December 3, 2010

... the only things that get support," said Maya MacGuineas of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a group that advocates fiscal responsibility. ...

Wikileaks and Amazon: A Free Speech Issue? | Christian Science Monitor

December 3, 2010

But as journalist Rebecca MacKinnon points out over on CNN.com, in the "internet age, public discourse increasingly depends on digital spaces created, ...

White House Panel's Fiscal Plan Falls Short of Votes Needed to Push Congress to Act | The Dallas Morning News

December 3, 2010

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, called the commissioners who supported the plan “real fiscal heroes… ...

Routing it Right | The Economist

December 2, 2010

Rebecca MacKinnon, a fellow at the New America Foundation and an expert on China's internet, reports that Chinese bloggers are already wary of buying ...

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