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.

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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TechWomen 2012 'Tech For Social Good' Discussion @ New America Foundation | eNewsChannels

October 8, 2012

The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced today that the 2012 TechWomen international exchange participants will take part in an interactive discussion on “Tech for Social Good" hosted by the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute on Tuesday, October 9 ...

Film Review: Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare | Film Journal

October 8, 2012

Among those offering commentary and possible solutions are medical journalist Shannon Brownlee and former Medicare head Don Berwick, as well as such well-known lifestyle gurus as Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. Andrew Weil. The latter's narrated tour through ...

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.

Small Business in a World of Walmart and Amazon | MSNBC

October 7, 2012
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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 ...

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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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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Is Mitt Romney's 'Smaller Government' Target Realistic? | Alaska Dispatch

October 5, 2012

Romney hasn't offered a full plan on how to reach his goal, says Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Voters deserve more specifics, she argues, so they can weigh the idea's costs and benefits. Obama tried to ...

Romney Starts To Fill In Blanks On His Tax Plan | CNN

October 5, 2012

Martin Feldstein of Harvard University and the Romney campaign and Maya MacGuineas of the Center for a Responsible Federal Budget have proposed a different style of cap that applies to more than just itemized deductions. While Romney's cap appears ...

The Climate Post: October 4, 2012 | Living Green Magazine

October 5, 2012

Among the potential consequences: higher milk prices and the lapse of some conservation programs. Mark Hertsgaard, in The New York Times, says the bill is not only a “centerpiece of United States food and agricultural policy, it is also a de facto ...

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