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Time To Take First Step On Entitlement Spending | Wall Street Journal

February 16, 2011

Several other staffers have landed at the non-partisan 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, ...

U.S. Had Year Of Warnings Over Egypt | Wall Street Journal

February 15, 2011

"This type of movement simply never happened before in the Middle East," said Daniel Levy, a former Israeli peace negotiator. "In a complicated situation, we got it about right," Mr. Obama told reporters Tuesday. The US now faces "an opportunity as ...

Prepaid College-Savings Plans Take Another Hit | The Wall Street Journal

February 11, 2011

... "Given where state budgets are, if something were to happen to the prepaid plan, states are not going to be in a position to put resources into helping them," says Jackie Williams, director of the college-savings initiative at the New America Foundation, a nonprofit policy institute in Washington, DC She was executive director of ...

Crisis Puts White House in Disarray | The Wall Street Journal

February 10, 2011

... "The mystique of America's superpower status has been shattered," said Steve Clemons, director of the American Strategy Program of the New America Foundation, who has attended two meetings with the National Security Council on Egypt. ...

Downloading The Uprising | Wall Street Journal

February 4, 2011

... Clearly communication technologies have led to a rise in awareness of what is happening and to whom—a good thing. But are they inherently liberating, or inherently anything at all? Evgeny Morozov, in "The Net Delusion," argues against such triumphalism. ...

Tunisia and Cyber-Utopia | The Wall Street Journal

January 23, 2011

A self-described former digital utopian, Evgeny Morozov, recently wrote "The Net Delusion," a book about how authoritarian regimes turn the Web into a tool ...

America's Most Wanted | The Wall Street Journal

January 21, 2011

Michael Scheuer's "Osama Bin Laden" and Peter Bergen's "The Longest War" illustrate the hazards. Mr. Scheuer is out to present something perhaps slightly ...

New Calls on GOP Side Not to Lift Debt Limit | The Wall Street Journal

January 17, 2011

... markets in a political negotiation," said Maya MacGuineas, president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a watchdog group. ...

Easy Rider in Bizarro World | The Wall Street Journal

January 14, 2011

For Peter Beinart, Saturday's murders looked like an opportunity to make a point about Islam--a subject that had as much to do with the crime as Rush ...

A Walled Wide Web for Nervous Autocrats

  • By
  • Evgeny Morozov,
  • New America Foundation
January 10, 2011 |

At the end of 2010, the "open-source" software movement, whose activists tend to be fringe academics and ponytailed computer geeks, found an unusual ally: the Russian government. Vladimir Putin signed a 20-page executive order requiring all public institutions in Russia to replace proprietary software, developed by companies like Microsoft and Adobe, with free open-source alternatives by 2015.

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