New America in the News: 2012

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.

Profit-Hungry Broadband Providers Are Gouging Customers With Unnecessary ... | The Verge

December 18, 2012

But a new report from the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute pokes big holes into the practice of implementing data caps, and concludes that broadband providers are creating unnecessary scarcity not for technically sound reasons, but ...

A Student Debt Cure Worse Than The Disease | The American

December 18, 2012

In a recent report, Jason Delisle and Alex Holt of the New America Foundation document how the policy actually provides a “windfall” to middle and high-income borrowers with large amounts of graduate school debt while offering fewer benefits to ...

#Openitp: Keeping The Internet Free And Emailing Private | Nyconvergence.Com

December 18, 2012

According to James Vasile, OpenITP's director, “Everyone wants the Internet to be open; the only ones that don't want to spy on us. They want access to our data and to use our data in ways that we probably don't want them to. We're working with an ...

Educational Apps Alone Won'T Teach Needed Reading Skills | North Adams Transcript

December 18, 2012

Lisa Guernsey is director of the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation. Michael H. Levine is executive director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop. They are authors of "Pioneering Literacy in the Digital Wild West," a ...

Zero Dark Thirty And The Problem With Lone Wolf Heroines | New York Magazine

December 18, 2012

CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen calls the film “a feminist epic,” and Valerie Plame herself agrees; Andrew O'Hehir goes as far as to wonder, “Is Feminism Worth Defending With Torture?” But in reality, the unit that zealously tracked Bin ...

Report: Data Caps Just A "Cash Cow" For Internet Providers | Ars Technica

December 18, 2012

Those are the questions posed by a new paper from the New America Foundation, which wants to shake up the lethargy that has descended over the data caps debate by pointing out just how odd the caps truly are. "Internet service and mobile providers ...

Detroit Is The Testing Ground For A New Open Source Wireless Network Technology | GigaOm

December 18, 2012

The network is being built by the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute (OTI), which has completed the first phase of construction of this network in the Cass Corridor section of Detroit. It plans to publicly release Commotion in early ...

Should We Cap Guns At Six Bullets? | The Daily Beast

December 17, 2012

Robert Wright proposes limiting firearms to six bullets and banning detachable magazines. The sort of law I'm describing would make lots of current guns illegal. (I actually own one.) So you'd have to phase the law in over a couple of years, and, to ...

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Report: Fox News Producers Told To Avoid Gun Policy Talk Last Weekend | Salon

December 17, 2012

Gabriel Sherman of New York Magazine reports that David Clark, an executive producer in charge of the weekend coverage, instructed producers to stay away from the topic — much to their chagrin. Sherman writes: “This network is not going there,” Clark ...

OTI Report: Data Caps the Result of Decreasing Competition | CED Magazine

December 17, 2012

A new report from the Open Technology Institute (OTI) suggests that carrier-implemented data caps are unnecessary and are a result of decreasing competition in the U.S. wireline and wireless markets.

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'Heroine' CIA Agent Who Hunted Down Bin Laden For A Decade And Inspired Zero ... | Daily Mail

December 17, 2012

'The guy who was on the account from 2003 to May 1, 2011, when bin Laden was killed, and the guy who was always saying ... that bin Laden is living in the mysterious compound in Abbottabad — that guy is a guy, he's not a female,' writer Peter Bergen ...

Bombings Rip Through Iraq, Reportedly Killing At Least 25 | Los Angeles Times

December 17, 2012

Some believe that the Al Qaeda affiliate was also behind the attacks in the contested regions, rather than the players in the Kurdish dispute themselves. "This is almost certainly Al Qaeda in Iraq just trying to sow chaos," said Douglas Ollivant, a ...

Mainstream Media Declares War On 2nd Amendment | Market Daily News

December 17, 2012

The Atlantic's Senior Editor Robert Wright offered, “A Gun Control Law that Would Actually Work,” going beyond the assault weapons ban Senator Dianne Feinstein has promised she will introduce during Congress' first 2013 session. Wright calls for a ban ...

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Zero Dark Thirty 'Heroine' 'Is A Guy, Not A Female', Claims Terror Expert ... | Daily Mail

December 17, 2012

'The guy who was on the account from 2003 to May 1, 2011, when bin Laden was killed, and the guy who was always saying ... that bin Laden is living in the mysterious compound in Abbottabad — that guy is a guy, he's not a female,' writer Peter Bergen ...

Dartmouth Research Suggests Location Determines Who Is Cut When | Tyler Morning Telegraph

December 16, 2012

Shannon Brownlee, lead author and instructor at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, said when a treatment is elective, or what they call preference sensitive, there is no one right treatment for that condition. Each option ...

Movie 'Zero Dark Thirty' Stokes Debate On Cia Torture | Myrtlebeachonline.Com

December 16, 2012

Now, in an odd turn, Democrats and others fear that the movie may give credence to those who say torture was necessary to track down bin Laden. Those concerns are echoed by Peter Bergen, an intelligence expert who advised Boal and Bigelow on the film.

Just Call Me Osama | New York Post

December 16, 2012

Very seriously, as it turns out. On his own initiative, Sekhon spent eight weeks preparing for the role. He plowed through an extensive reading list filled with books about the Middle East and terrorism by Peter Bergen, Reza Aslan, Jason Burke and others.

Hunt For Bin Laden More Than Just One Woman's Fight | NPR

December 16, 2012

It's not inaccurate, but it's not wholly accurate," says writer Peter Bergen, who himself has spent many years tracking Osama bin Laden. Bergen has written four books about al-Qaida, the most recent one is Manhunt, about the hunt for bin Laden. He told ...

'Zero Dark Thirty' Guardian Review Says Film Idolizes The Cia And Is Filled ... | Business Insider

December 15, 2012

I discussed the film's depiction of torture as valuable in finding bin Laden because I did not believe that the New York Times' Frank Bruni, the New Yorker's Dexter Filkins, New York's David Edelstein, CNN's Peter Bergen and all sorts of other ...

U.S. Analysts: Military Intervention No Solution To Syrian Crisis | Fars News Agency

December 15, 2012

Another expert, the New American Foundation's Brian Fishman, noted that the US military intervention is unlikely to produce a stable post-conflict Syrian government and recommended a patient approach to be adopted by the US official rather considering ...

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