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America Going to Hell, in 1 Sentence | The Atlantic

  • By
  • James Fallows,
  • New America Foundation
July 21, 2014 |
Personally, I will be focusing on honoring my sloth and desire to drink beer.
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The Gaza Impasse, in 2 Notes | The Atlantic

  • By
  • James Fallows,
  • New America Foundation
July 17, 2014 |
"I found it very troubling that you sought to create a perception of parity between my experience and perspective and the death of Palestinian innocent civilians." More from the American rabbi in Jerusalem.
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From Inside the Iron Dome | The Atlantic

  • By
  • James Fallows,
  • New America Foundation
July 16, 2014 |
"I am very grateful for the Israeli 'know how' that created it, the effective AIPAC lobbying that ensured its funding, and the Congressional and Presidential support that made it available to the citizens of Israel." So writes an American rabbi from a bomb shelter in Jerusalem.
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Iron Dome—Savior, or Sales Job? | The Atlantic

  • By
  • James Fallows,
  • New America Foundation
July 15, 2014 |
When the fighting is over in Gaza, one of these stories is going to look strange.
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The California High-Speed Rail Debate—Kicking Things Off | The Atlantic

  • By
  • James Fallows,
  • New America Foundation
July 9, 2014 |
The Erie Canal. The transcontinental railroad. The Interstate Highway system. Big, expensive, controversial—and indispensable. Is the next one in this series a new rail network in our most famously freeway-centric state?
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Why Do Chinese Students Know More About Money Than Americans Do? | The Atlantic

July 9, 2014

“There’s a lot we don’t know about what works in financial education,” said Reid Cramer, director of the Assets Building Program at New America, a nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, D.C. “We don’t know how information translates to knowledge, and there’s real challenge to teaching people who aren’t connected to financial systems in a basic way.”

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Raj Shaunak and the Economic Boom in Eastern Mississippi | The Atlantic

  • By
  • James Fallows,
  • New America Foundation
July 8, 2014 |
It's one thing to draw high-skill, high-wage jobs to a place with few opportunities. It's something else altogether to find people to fill them. A local answer to a national question.
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The Power of Maps, Past and Present

  • By
  • James Fallows,
  • New America Foundation
July 7, 2014 |
One of our partners in our American Futures project, along with Marketplace radio, is the Esri mapping/geographic-info company of Redlands, California. Here are two interactive maps Esri has recently produced that I think are potential time-sinks of the instructive rather than of the "you'll hate yourself when you spend half an hour this way" variety.
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How Obama Thinks About Counterterrorism | The Atlantic

June 2, 2014

Peter Bergen, a terrorism expert at the New America Foundation think tank, praised Obama's address and approach. In the Philippines, he said, local commandos trained by American forces had severely weakened the Abu Sayyaf militant movement. Over the ...

What An Autopilot Could Never Do

  • By
  • James Fallows,
  • New America Foundation
April 8, 2014 |
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