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.

Taliban Outflank U.S. War Strategy With Insider Attacks | Truth-Out

September 21, 2012

Douglas Ollivant, who was senior counterinsurgency adviser to the U.S. commander of the regional command for eastern Afghanistan in 2010 and 2011, told IPS the evidence indicates that most Afghan personnel who killed NATO troops and were not already ...

Obama's Record In Muslim World: Strides, Setbacks | The Associated Press

September 21, 2012

However, Leila Hilal, a Mideast expert at the New America Foundation, said Obama may have made more progress toward improving relations than critics say. "Obama inherited a very damaged U.S. credibility in the region," she said, and so it would be ...

Netizen Report: Youtube Edition | Global Voices Online

September 21, 2012

Columbia University Law Professor Tim Wu has suggested that while YouTube should adopt a Wikipedia-style community approach to handling such content. Pakistan-based Bytes for All is calling on government to “encourage thoughtful, informed responses ...

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What Is This App Doing To My Kid's Brain? | Co.Exist

September 21, 2012

"Parents tend to think: 'If my kids are interacting with media, that they're getting something out of it,' versus 'If they're just watching they're not,'" says Lisa Guernsey. "It's a dangerous dichotomy--it's not always true. Some passive screen media ...

Report: School Districts Lack Critical Data on Early Education | Education Week

September 21, 2012

"City leaders, school board members, superintendents, and elementary school principals often have no idea how many 3- and 4-year-old children in their districts' borders are enrolled in publicly-funded pre-K programs, let alone whether these children are prepared for kindergarten," wrote authors Lisa Guernsey and Alex Holt.

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Exclusive: Boehner Huddles With Bowles On Fiscal Cliff | Politico

September 21, 2012

Simultaneously, Boehner's close aide Barry Jackson has been in contact with Maya MacGuineas, president of the Center for a Responsible Federal Budget, an organization with which Bowles is affiliated. Boehner's camp denies that Jackson is working with ...

Taliban Outflanks U.S. War Strategy | Asia Times

September 21, 2012

Douglas Ollivant, who was senior counterinsurgency adviser to the US commander of the regional command for eastern Afghanistan in 2010 and 2011, told IPS the evidence indicates that most Afghan personnel who killed NATO troops and were not already ...

Time To Dump Seat-Time-Based Credit Hour, Says Research Report | Campus Technology

September 20, 2012

"Cracking the Credit Hour" was published by education think tank Education Sector and nonpartisan public policy institute New America Foundation and written by New America Deputy Director for Higher Education, Amy Laitinen, who formerly worked as a ...

Maybe At&T Could Monetize Facetime | Fiercebroadbandwireless

September 20, 2012

And now that public interest groups Free Press, Public Knowledge and the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute intend to file a formal complaint against AT&T because they feel the operator's FaceTime policy violates FCC's net neutrality ...

How To Sell To "Breadwinner" Women | Forbes

September 20, 2012

The advent of the “breadwinner” woman has been one of the biggest stories of the year, documented in everything from books like Hanna Rosin's The End of Men and Liza Mundy's The Richer Sex, to countless government and corporate studies. According to ...

Improving child care in the U.S.: A Q&A | The Star-Ledger

September 20, 2012

Star-Ledger editorial writer Linda Ocasio spoke with Lisa Guernsey, director of the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation, about funding and improving child care in the United States.

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How Much We (Don’t) Know About Pre-K Students | StateImpact

September 20, 2012

There’s not a lot of disagreement about the critical role preschool plays in helping students develop into successful learners — and even, eventually, successful employees. But there’s also not a lot of data available about publicly-funded preschool programs. That’s a fundamental problem, writes Alex Holt of The New America Foundation:

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The Mitt Romney We Have Always Known | The Week Magazine

September 20, 2012

Leila Hilal, director of the New America Foundation Middle East Task Force, told me at the time that his remarks demonstrated "extraordinary ignorance, insensitivity, and bias." And according to The Jewish Journal, Palestinians are none too surprised ...

Libya Envoy's Killing Was A Terrorist Attack, The White House Says | New York Times

September 20, 2012

Beyond that, different government agencies have different definitions for what defines terrorism, said Brian Fishman, a counterterrorism expert at the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan research group. The classic definition, Mr. Fishman said, “is ...

An Introduction To The Federal Budget's Past, Present And Future | KOSU

September 20, 2012

In a PBS NewsHour discussion on the economic dangers of going over the cliff, Maya MacGuineas of the Committee For a Responsible Federal Budget summed up the risk to the economy: “[W]e do need to cut spending, but this probably is not the right way to ...

Hedrick Smith Meet Lewis Powell | Corporate Crime Reporter

September 19, 2012

At his appearance at the New America Foundation last Friday, Smith said he knew of Powell as a Supreme Court Justice appointed by Richard Nixon, “a man with an aristocratic background of old southern Virginia, a man of modest temper and demeanor.” ...

Innovation Is The Answer For Pakistan | The Express Tribune

September 19, 2012

It is now widely accepted that Pakistan is a country with a robust societal structure. In his recent book, Pakistan: A Hard Country (Public Affairs, 2011), Anatol Lieven states that Pakistan is “in many ways surprisingly tough and resilient as a state ...

Obama's Stump Speech | Factcheck.Org

September 19, 2012

That's been criticized by Maya MacGuineas, president of the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. “[T]he use of this war gimmick is quite troubling,” she said. “Drawing down spending on wars that were already set to wind down and that ...

The Weaker Sex | The Atlantic

September 19, 2012

Into this gloomy landscape, however, strides Liza Mundy, her bold new vision encapsulated in The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners Is Transforming Sex, Love, and Family. Instead of being a castrating, unmarriageable harpy, today's ...

Libya: Benghazi Embassy Attack and All the News "Not Fit To Print" | Black Star News

September 19, 2012

These records were taken to the Combating Terrorism Center—at West Point Military Academy where they were analyzed by Colonel Joseph Felter and Brian Fishman, who then released a report of their findings. One of the more important passages in that ...

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