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Internet Data Caps Cometh | The Wall Street Journal

May 10, 2011

Two of the groups last heard declaiming about "net neutrality," Public Knowledge and the New America Foundation, recently wrote to the Federal Communications Commission demanding an investigation, saying data caps "carry the omnipresent temptation to ...

GOP, White House Talk Deal on Debt | The Wall Street Journal

May 4, 2011

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, an antideficit group, said talk of budget-process legislation is reminiscent of the December 2010 deal in which White House and congressional Republicans agreed to accept ...

The Syria Lobby | The Wall Street Journal

April 26, 2011

"I think that President Assad is going to count on . . . majoritarian support within the country to support him in doing what he needs to do to restore order," Flynt Leverett of the New America Foundation said recently on PBS's NewsHour. ...

Damascus Needs Regime Change | The Wall Street Journal

April 18, 2011

On PBS's NewsHour, Flynt Leverett of the New America Foundation says that Mr. Assad "can probably marshal at least 50% of the society . . . [who are] looking to him primarily to demonstrate that he can hold this together and keep [Syria] from turning ...

Social Security Talks Benefit from Quiet | The Wall Street Journal

April 17, 2011

"The dialogue has not been poisoned with someone coming out with a plan and the other side attacking," said Maya MacGuineas, president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Or, as former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle put ...

Old Enough To Fight, Old Enough To Drink | The Wall Street Journal

April 12, 2011

As Atlantic Monthly columnist Megan McArdle writes, "A drinking age of 21 is an embarrassment to a supposedly liberty-loving nation. If you are old enough to enlist, and old enough to vote, you are old enough to swill cheap beer in the company of your ...

The Cities of the Plane | The Wall Street Journal

March 1, 2011

This book will no doubt do for airport cities what Joel Garreau and his "Edge City" did for suburban office parks and shopping malls two decades ago: It will relocate the center. Over the past couple of millennia, Messrs. Kasarda and Lindsay argue, ...

Smart Dictators Don't Quash the Internet

  • By
  • Evgeny Morozov,
  • New America Foundation
February 21, 2011 |

The tragic death of Khaled Said—the 28-year-old who in June 2010 was dragged from an Internet cafe in Alexandria and beaten by the Egyptian police—was the event that galvanized young Egyptians, pushing them to share their grievances on Facebook. A group called "We Are All Khaled Said" quickly reached hundreds of thousands of members and played an instrumental role in promoting the protests that eventually swept Hosni Mubarak from power.

Deficit Panel Opens Door for Politicians | The Wall Street Journal

February 19, 2011

Several other staffers have landed at the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Commission members are no substitute for elected politicians. "Outside pressure is helpful, it has to be continuous and sustained," said Mr. Hamilton, ...

Deficit Plan Details Emerge | Wall Street Journal

February 17, 2011

"If the Senate effort gained momentum, John Boehner wouldn't be upset at all about getting thrown into this briar patch," said Ed Lorenzen, a staff member of the president's deficit commission, now with the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. ...

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