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.

Supreme Court Case Could Outlaw Yard Sales, eBay | Death And Taxes

October 8, 2012

Marvin Ammori, a lawyer who specializes in tech issues, has personally bought an antique desk from a Supreme Court Justice in a yard sale, a transaction that would be illegal if the Court upholds the ruling. “Who doesn't buy and sell things?” Ammori said.

Why the Third Grade is Critical in a Child's Education | MSNBC

October 8, 2012
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Washington Wives The Power Behind The Throne | The Australian

October 8, 2012

"For both women, this has become a full-time job," said Liza Mundy, Ms Obama's biographer. "Their mission has been to persuade the electorate to fall in love with this man just as they, the wife, fell in love with him so many wonderful years ago. They ...

Launch a Children's First Agenda | PolitiFact

October 8, 2012

Lisa Guernsey, director of the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan public policy think tank, said that while there is plenty of work to still be done to "reduce redundancy and increase coordination between programs,” the Obama administration has "helped chase the conversation of early childhood care so that it is connected to early education.”

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"Grand Bargain" Mania Set To Sweep Washington Again | Salon

October 8, 2012

Democrat Ed Rendell and Republican Judd Gregg are the co-chairs of “The Campaign to Fix the Debt,” run by Peterson's Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a nonprofit also co-chaired by various moderate former members of Congress from both ...

Glasses Giant Crushing Competition? | CNBC

October 8, 2012

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Small Business in a World of Walmart and Amazon | MSNBC

October 7, 2012
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Obama's "Deficit Reduction" Plan Is Not "Balanced" So Who'S Being Dishonest? | Beaufort Observer

October 7, 2012

As the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget points out: To reach his $4.3 trillion in savings through 2021, the President's budget counts $1.6 trillion (excluding interest) of already-enacted savings. In addition, it includes two elements which ...

Commentary: How Business Leaders Could Help U.S. Avoid Fiscal Cliff | Fort Worth Star Telegram

October 7, 2012

The coalition is being coordinated by the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, headed by Maya MacGuineas. The Fix the Debt campaign itself has two co-chairmen: Republican Sen. Judd Gregg and Pennsylvania Democratic Gov.

Free Market For The Oppressed: Mitt Romney's Economic Recipe For The Mideast | International Business Times

October 6, 2012

Jamie Zimmerman, director of the Global Assets Project at the New America Foundation, thinks “Prosperity Pacts” may work to help developing nations, with caveats. "[It’s] certainly catchy -- at surface level,” she said, adding that promoting free enterprise is not exactly an original development idea.

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Political Islam And The Fate Of Two Libyan Brothers | New York Times

October 6, 2012

Just what factors may have shaped the psychology of Abu Yahya or any other militant remains “highly speculative,” said Brian Fishman, a researcher at the New America Foundation who previously worked at West Point studying terrorist movements. But “it ...

California: Latino Vote 'Makes A Difference'. But Do Republicans Care? | The Guardian (London)

October 6, 2012

"The Latino vote is going to make a big difference," said Tamar Jacoby, a self-described conservative who is president of ImmigrationWorks USA, a federation of state-based pro-immigration business coalitions. "That's where the divide is in the ...

Working In America: The Myth Of Men In Decline | Los Angeles Times

October 6, 2012

In "The Richer Sex," author Liza Mundy claims that 1 in 4 women out-earn their spouses. A subtext of this narrative is that men lack the communications skills, flexibility and social intelligence that are the key ingredients for success in the new economy.

Corporate CEOs Lining Up Behind Pro-Austerity Lobby In Anticipation Of 'Fiscal ... | International Business Times

October 6, 2012
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It is all part of necessary preparations in the face of an expected special-interest lobbying frenzy, Maya MacGuineas, the president of the committee, told the Huffington Post. "No matter how much we raise, there's going to be a lot of well-funded ...

Raising Medicare Age… | Galesburgplanet.Com

October 5, 2012

The case for raising the Medicare eligibility age, which Maya MacGuineas of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget made recently in the Wall Street Journal, was weak even before the Supreme Court's health reform ruling, and it's even weaker now.

The Broken Record Of Supply-Side | Counterpunch

October 5, 2012

And, according to Maya MacGuineas, President of the nonpartisan Wasshington, D.C.-based Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, “the good news is they talked about the budget.” The bad news is “Romney's tax cuts would cost $5 trillion but he has ...

Longer Looks: The Time Is Now For Community Health Workers; Patients Sharing ... | News-Medical.Net

October 5, 2012

Here's the icing on the cake in terms of health care spending: Patients also tend to choose less invasive (and therefore less expensive) treatment options (Shannon Brownlee and Joe Colucci, 9/28). Earlier, related KHN story: Study: Decision Aids Show ...

Dead Or Alive | New York Review Of Books

October 5, 2012

... of bin Laden's couriers came together and the courier was located in Pakistan, according to the version given by the Obama administration after Neptune Spear and illuminated in reportorial depth by the journalist Peter Bergen in his recent book ...

Industry Concentration Can Retard Progress: Airlines Edition | Forbes

October 5, 2012

As Tim Wu has pointed out patents centralize control over innovation. Theoretically, that shouldn't affect the pace of innovation since firms can license the technologies they need, but when you introduce the “transaction costs” of patent searches ...

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