New America in the News: 2014

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.

Linkedin Makes Major Play For China | Los Angeles Times

February 24, 2014

As a professional networking service, not a more general service such as Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn may have a shot at operating in China, said Rebecca MacKinnon, China expert and human rights activist with New America Foundation. But, MacKinnon ...

Click here to read the full article.

Comcast And Netflix Reach Deal On Service | The New York Times

February 23, 2014

Others, including Tim Wu, a Columbia Law School professor and advocate for net neutrality, said the interconnection agreement between Comcast and Netflix was one of the first such arrangements where a broadband provider like Comcast has extracted ...

Click here to read the full article.

Why the Army Should Fire Generals and Promote Captains | The Washington Post

February 21, 2014

The best evidence for this is that we didn’t win in Iraq and haven’t won in Afghanistan. Military journalist Thomas E. Ricks has argued that America’s generals and colonels have been largely responsible for these failures. Small, transient battlefield successes — the Sunni Awakening in Iraq and partnering with militias in Afghanistan to defeat Taliban groups — were largely products of enterprising junior officers: perceptive lieutenants, captains and occasionally majors.

Minnesota Aims to Ratchet Down Achievement Gap | Education Week

February 21, 2014

Anne Hyslop, a policy analyst for the Washington-based New America Foundation who has closely studied the waivers, said that one other thing sets Minnesota apart: The state has adopted the Common Core State Standards only in English/language arts, and has stuck with its own tests versus joining the new federally supported consortia developing new assessments.

"They haven't had to deal with the distraction. There's been a lot of stability," she said. "It does help when teachers and principals and district officials know what's coming."

Congressional Talk Swirls Around Early-Education Proposals | Education Week News

February 20, 2014

That legislation seems to have a much better shot in a Congress consumed with trimming spending than the administration's plan to vastly expand the federal role in helping states spread high-quality early-childhood programs, said Clare McCann, a policy ...

Click here to read the full article.

Roundtable: A Trove of Clinton Documents in Arkansas

February 20, 2014

Hillary Clinton told a close friend that Monica Lewinsky was a "narcissistic loony toon," and also discussed in detail why she decided to forgive her husband for having an affair with the White House intern, according to documents penned by Diane Blair, a close friend and longtime confidant to the former first lady.

Here.

Will The U.S. Negotiate With Terrorists? | CNN

February 19, 2014

Anand Gopal, a fellow at the New America Foundation who has interviewed multiple members of the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network, says the Haqqanis would honor such a deal because "they take great pains to present themselves as part of the ...

Programs:

Marketplace Tech - Le Internet? | Swell

February 19, 2014

Click here to hear the full segment.

Programs:

Washington Too Chicken To Bust Poultry Trust | Usa Today

February 19, 2014

Consolidation in the chicken industry has led to higher prices for consumers, worse conditions for farmers and huge profits for producers like Tyson and Pilgrim's Pride, says Christopher Leonard, author of "The Meat Racket". The oligarchy in the mea ...

Can Thailand's Prime Minister Cling To Power?

February 19, 2014

While acknowledging that the presence of the jihadists has served Assad in propaganda terms and has helped to dissuade the West to offer major military support, analyst Brian Fishman, a fellow with the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, argues ...

Programs:

Web Warriors Cause Big Bother For Big Brother | BBC News

February 18, 2014

While working for the Wall Street Journal, Emily Parker met bloggers who fought for freedom - and was amazed by their courage. She has written a book based on her experiences of nearly a decade covering these netizens in Beijing, Havana and Moscow.

Programs:

The Violence in Iraq: What Can Be Done?

February 18, 2014

Just over two years after the last U.S. combat troops were withdrawn from Iraq, an insurgency is raging throughout the country. The black flags of ISIS – the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham – now fly over Fallujah, the site of some of the bloodiest battles of the U.S war in Iraq. These recent gains by extremists, and the apparent inability of the Iraqi government to exercise control over its territory, have many in U.S. foreign policy circles worried.

More here.

Militant attacks, sectarian identities greatest threat to Iraq

February 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (KUNA) -- America and Iraq are both on the front lines in tackling Al-Qaeda terrorism three years after the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq as that country continues to suffer from terrorist attacks claiming the lives of thousands of people.

In a panel discussion held here at the CATO Institute entitled "Understanding the Conitnuing Violence in Iraq," Douglas Ollivant, a Senior National Security Fellow at the New America Foundation, believes the U.S. needs to recognize Iraq as a "fellow victim" of Al-Qaeda terrorism.

America's defective MENA strategy

February 18, 2014

The United States’ strategy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is becoming increasingly dysfunctional. While President Barack Obama’s critics may seek to blame his administration for the setback, the problem is much larger than any particular foreign policy team.

Comcast vs. the Cord Cutters | The New York Times

February 15, 2014

Which is not to say that striking down the merger would lead to some kind of cord cutters’ nirvana. Americans pay far more for broadband and TV service than people in most other industrialized nations. According to data collected by the New America Foundation, in Los Angeles, the cheapest monthly television, phone and Internet service costs about $80. In Paris, a similar bundle sells for $32, and in Seoul, it goes for $15.

Click here to read the full article.

How Big Banks Are Cashing In On Food Stamps | The American Prospect

February 14, 2014

A key challenge of this solution is connecting benefits recipients with affordable bank accounts, because for-profit banks are not particularly interested in low-balance, high-transaction customers. But, according to Aleta Sprague, policy analyst in the Asset Building Program at the New America Foundation, strategies that focus on eliminating barriers to bank accounts will provide significant benefits for poor and working Americans.

Click here to read the full article.

New SIG Analysis Finds More of Same: Mixed Results | Politico

February 14, 2014

Anne Hyslop, a policy analyst with New America’s Education Policy Program, had a similar reaction.

“What stands out for me is that a lot of these schools are making gains and a lot of them aren’t,” she said. “That’s really troubling because this is a huge investment … if we don’t see progress, we need to consider how we structure school turnaround programs.”

Click here to read the full article.

Massive Cable Deal Means Your Bill May Jump | TIME

February 14, 2014

“At a time when cable companies already serve as gatekeepers in the delivery of a number of communications services, this merger represents an unprecedented move to consolidate market power even further,” says Sarah Morris, Senior Policy Counsel for the Open Technology Institute at New America Foundation. “A Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger will mean fewer competitive incentives to invest in network infrastructure, and will likely lead to higher prices and less innovation.”

Syndicate content Syndicate content