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.

One Year On, Has The Occupy Movement Lost Its Way? | Radio Free Europe

September 17, 2012

It's never going to be over. You can't stop this once it's started." But Michael Lind, who studies economic issues at Washington's New America Foundation, not only thinks the Occupy movement is over, he believes it caused its own demise. He argues that ...

What Does It Mean To Be Poor? | The Daily Beast

September 17, 2012

I'm not quite sure I'd trust the statistics on that last; according to Jason DeParle, the actual number of poor people in the sample who enjoyed such amenities was four. Rector extrapolated to a national average: fine with running water, not so fine ...

30 Issues: Educating For Tomorrow, K-12 | WNYC

September 17, 2012

Dana Goldstein, Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation and a Puffin fellow at The Nation Institute, discusses early childhood education and pre-kindergarten education policies. 30 Issues on Morning Edition. Each Monday, the WNYC newsroom airs ...

Obama Leaves Out Most Mentions of Poverty | Politico

September 16, 2012

“People are much less inclined to support something that goes toward a targeted population than something that they can benefit from,” said Rachel Black, a senior policy analyst at the New America Foundation. By leaving the poor out of his conversations — favoring constructions such as “growing the middle class” — he’s able to corral more support than he might otherwise.

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Fiscal Cliff | Napa Valley Register

September 16, 2012

Maya MacGuineas, president of the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, thinks the U.S. could see a recession “immediately.” Moody's economist Mark Zandi thinks it could shave 3 percent of off America's inflation-adjusted GDP next year.

Anti-Islam Film An Exception To Free Speech Protection | Eurasia Review

September 16, 2012

Columbia University law professor Tim Wu told the Washington Post that, “Notice that Google (which posted the film on its website) has more power over this than either the Egyptian or the US government. Most free speech today has nothing to do with ...

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Women, Get Used To Marrying Down | Pittsburgh Post Gazette

September 16, 2012

About 40 percent of wives in the United States now out-earn their husbands, and researcher Liza Mundy predicts they will be the majority in a generation. It's already happening with education: According to Mr. Esteve, the majority of women in France, ...

The Sexual Fantasies Of The Working Woman | Toronto Star

September 15, 2012

It is probably not coincidence that, as more books like The Richer Sex, by Liza Mundy, and Hanna Rosin's The End of Men and a spate of articles on choosing not to be married or the steep rise in young women choosing single motherhood appear, there is a ...

U.S. Scrambles To Rush Spies, Drones To Libya | Deccan Chronicle

September 15, 2012

"There are still some aspects of the intelligence services that still work," says Barak Barfi of the New America Foundation think tank, including eavesdropping on cellphone calls and spying on computer traffic using equipment from the Gadhafi era ...

Recent Books About Health Care In The U.S. | Boston Globe

September 15, 2012

It's called “Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer” (Bloomsbury, 2007), and it's by the excellent health care writer Shannon Brownlee. Most doctors are “paid for how much they do, not how well they care for their patients ...

“The Party Is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless ... | Washington Post

September 14, 2012

For those who've been paying attention, much of what follows will be familiar. The notion that the GOP is pushing policies that are enriching the wealthy at the expense of the middle class was one of the pillars of Michael Lind's book “Up From ...

The Machines Are Taking Over | The New York Times

September 14, 2012

... something Barbara brings to her students,” he remarked. “I wish we could put that in a box.” Annie Murphy Paul is the author of “Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives” and is at work on a book about the science of ...

Romney's Economic Exaggerations | Factcheck.Org

September 14, 2012

Marc Goldwein, senior policy director at the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, told Bloomberg News such a plan “would require some deep cuts beyond what he specified and beyond what I think most people would imagine.” The only ...

Google Blocks Access to Incendiary Video in Egypt and Libya as Arab Violence Grows | Economic Times

September 14, 2012

"It depends on whether this is the beginning of a trend or an extremely exceptional response to an extremely exceptional situation," said Rebecca MacKinnon, co-founder of Global Voices, a network of bloggers worldwide, and author of "Consent of the ...

'Sequestration' Would Have Painful Impacts In Missouri, Illinois | St. Louis Beacon

September 14, 2012

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget – a nonpartisan group that advocates long-term deficit reduction, said Friday that “the only thing worse than the fiscal cliff is the mountain of debt we face if we continue ...

Book Review: 'Manhunt' | The Express Tribune

September 14, 2012

Written by Peter Bergen, one of the few journalists to have interviewed OBL, this 300-page book draws on sources ranging from US officials to retired Pakistan Army personnel. Starting with OBL's escape from Tora Bora, which Bergen blames on US ...

Answering Questions On Student Loan Rates And The Murky Future | New York Times

September 14, 2012

Jason Delisle, director of the federal education budget project at the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan public policy institute in Washington, begins his analysis by noting how different student loans are from loans like mortgages, which have ...

Google's Restricting Of Anti-Muslim Video Shows Role Of Web Firms As Free ... | Washington Post

September 14, 2012

“Notice that Google has more power over this than either the Egyptian or the U.S. government,” said Tim Wu, a Columbia University law professor. “Most free speech today has nothing to do with governments and everything to do with companies.” ...

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Twitter's 'Revolution': Becoming An Old Media Company | The Verge

September 14, 2012

Twitter's move into the walled garden seems to follow what law professor and net neutrality advocate Tim Wu calls “The Cycle”: a constant flux throughout history between open and closed technologies. After all, the telephone, the radio, and countless ...

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How Your Wireless Carrier Gets Your Data Usage Wrong | Mashable

September 14, 2012

Benjamin Lennett, a technology policy director at the foundation, said that if the FCC is willing to allow usage-based prices, the agency should “ensure that consumers are being charged accurately.” Peng presented her work at the MobiCom conference on ...

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