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.

Climate Parents: For Kids' Future, Mark Hertsgaard Urges Families To Take On Global Warming | Democracy Now

July 20, 2012

As the U.S. suffers through its worst drought since the 1950s, the author and environmental correspondent Mark Hertsgaard joins us to discuss his new initiative, "Climate Parents." ...

Tokyo, Seoul, And Paris Get Faster, Cheaper Broadband Than U.S. Cities | Ars Technica

July 20, 2012

A new study from the New America Foundation suggests that the United States is lagging in the broadband speed race. The study compared high-speed Internet service in major cities around the world, and found that high-speed broadband service was ...

At the Doorsteps of a New Era | RosBalt.ru

July 20, 2012

The Arab Spring proved that communication technologies today have become one of the important if not the most important tools to fight authoritarianism. Only a half a century ago opposition groups needed to use weapons to fight and defeat tyranny. Today however, the choice of weapon is tools that allow circumvention of government censorship and surveillance on the Internet. The US Department of State supports circumvention technologies and Internet freedom with a multi-million budget.

On Its First Birthday, Consumer Bureau Flexes Its Muscle | BusinessWeek

July 19, 2012

“I expect to see a lot more decisions and impacts on the market in the coming year, and those will create some real battles with the industry,” said Reid Cramer, who studies banking services for low-income people at the Washington-based New America Foundation.

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Syria Burning | WNYC

July 19, 2012

After bombings killed at least three high-ranking government officials yesterday, Reuters is reporting that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has fled Damascus. Fighting continues, and the UN is meeting to decide on further actions (UPDATE: Syria and China have vetoed the latest resolution), including sanctions and possible military intervention.

FCC Chairman: Economy Needs Continued Broadband Speed Hikes | USA Today

July 19, 2012

However, many state governments are stifling such possibilities with legislation supported by existing broadband providers looking to protect their own interests, says Benjamin Lennett of the Foundation's Open Technology Institute. ...

 

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Give us Some Credit | MSNBC

July 18, 2012

Kevin Carey, of the Education Policy program at the New American Foundation, shares his thoughts on the concept of students earning free college credit for things they already know ...

 

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Flawed Analysis Of Drone Strike Data Is Misleading Americans | The Atlantic

July 18, 2012

Peter Bergen is among the most influential people in America when it comes to shaping public attitudes about drone strikes inside Pakistan. An author, print journalist, and broadcaster, he is a national security analyst at CNN, a fellow at Fordham University's Center on National Security, and the director of the New America Foundation's National Security Studies Program. It's that last position that is ...

The New Geography Of Success In The U.S. And The Trap Of The 'New Normal' | Forbes

July 18, 2012

Observers such as the New America Foundation's Michael Lind believe that new discoveries, particularly of natural gas, mean that we might actually be living in an era of “peak renewables,” and at the onset of a “very long age of fossil fuels.” Page 1 2 ...

Obama Allies Begin New Effort To Tackle Debt | USA Today

July 18, 2012

"This will be an unprecedented effort with business leaders, former members of Congress and experts from both sides of the aisle coming together to speak out and support a plan to fix the debt," said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a ...

Turning Medicare Into True Social Insurance | Heritage.Org

July 18, 2012

As The Heritage Foundation's Stuart Butler and the New America Foundation's Maya MacGuineas explain, the universality of entitlements “means that resources are directed to the affluent, leaving less than is adequate for those in need. Bill Gates will ...

U.S. Budget Experts: Debt Reduction Requires Action, Not Talk | MNI News

July 17, 2012

... is broken, and Washington is broken ... but there are so many people across the country and members of Congress who want to come together and work on this issue," said Maya MacGuineas, president of The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

Deficit Scolds Form New Rock Supergroup | Firedoglake

July 17, 2012

... Rendell, Honeywell CEO David Cote, CRFB President Maya MacGuineas, former Senator Sam Nunn, longtime deficit scold and funder of multiple catfood commissions Pete Peterson, Steve Rattner, Alice Rivlin, former World Bank President Robert Zoellick, ...

The Morality Of Drones | Oped - Eurasia Review

July 17, 2012

He also ignored a more conservative estimate by the New America Foundation in February that put the civilian kill ratio from the drone strikes at 30%. Even that lower figure would be 50% higher than Shane's high-end figure of 20%. Meanwhile, nowhere in ...

Report Claims No Pakistani Civilian Deaths From Drones In 2012 | Inter Press Service

July 17, 2012

Civilian deaths due to drone strikes in Pakistan are falling rapidly, and the death rate is now close to zero – or so asserts a New America Foundation (NAF) report. The report was authored by Peter Bergen and Jennifer Rowland of NAF, a public policy think tank based in Washington DC. Bergen is the cable news channel CNN's national security analyst and a director of NAF, and Rowland is a programme associate. The report states that since 2004, there have been 310 drone ...

Top Universities Test the Online Appeal of Free | New York Times

July 17, 2012

“There’s panic,” said Kevin Carey, director of education policy at the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan research group. “Whether it’s senseless panic is unclear.” ...

 

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Journal for Tuesday, July 17 | C-SPAN

July 17, 2012

Lina Khan, New America Foundation Markets Initiative Program Associate, discusses the state of American entrepreneurship.

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Analysis: CNN Expert's Civilian Drone Death Numbers Don't Add Up | Bureau Of Investigative Journalism

July 17, 2012

Peter Bergen is also a director of the New America Foundation, which for more than three years has run a database on CIA drone strikes in Pakistan and produces estimates of numbers killed. That data is the most frequent source of statistics for the US media, ...

Cmte. For A Responsible Federal Budget Launches Debt Reduction Campaign | C-SPAN

July 17, 2012

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CFRB) launched a "Campaign to Fix the Debt" on Tuesday.

Are Drones Moral Killing Machines? | Press Tv

July 16, 2012

He also ignored a more conservative estimate by the New America Foundation in February that put the civilian kill ratio from the drone strikes at 30%. Even that lower figure would be 50% higher than Shane's high-end figure of 20%. Meanwhile, nowhere in ...

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