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 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 ...

Welcome To The Age Of Open-Ish Technology | Technology Review

September 21, 2012

I'd still argue yes, and Tim Wu makes what is to me a compelling case for Google's commitment to openness compared to Apple in his book The Master Switch. But for the sake of argument, I want to ask if it's possible that the mostly-kinda-sorta-open ...

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At&T Blocks Facetime, Net Neutrality Complaint Filed | Informationweek

September 21, 2012

AT&T is facing a formal complaint by public advocacy groups Free Press, Public Knowledge, and New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute for allegedly violating net neutrality by blocking well-known video chat application FaceTime. The groups ...

1 in 10 in Ohio Without Checking, Savings Accounts | Dayton Daily News

September 21, 2012

“Obviously, going completely unbanked is a real bad option, because it is more expensive all around, and you pay more for everything,” said David Rothstein, project director for asset building with Policy Matters Ohio.

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Richard Plepler Of HBO Stands Tall In New York's Cultural Elite | New York Times

September 21, 2012

HBO began spreading riches to New York journalists and authors — and those covering Washington politics — who found their books optioned by HBO (John Heilemann, Barton Gellman and Gabriel Sherman) or were hired to consult on projects (Jake ...

Middle Class At A Crossroads, Not For The First Time | Marketplace.Org

September 21, 2012

Once upon a time, according to writer Michael Lind, author of Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States, our founding fathers realized that if they were going to actually make their crazy idea of a democracy work, they needed “a ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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Election Winner Faces A Dangerous World | CNN

September 19, 2012

Peter Bergen, CNN's national security analyst, is a director at the New America Foundation, a Washington-based think tank that seeks innovative solutions across the ideological spectrum. Megan Braun is a Rhodes scholar studying for an M. Phil at St ...

The Writing Revolution | The Atlantic

September 19, 2012

by Dana Goldstein. And so the school's principal, Deirdre DeAngelis, began a detailed investigation into why, ultimately, New Dorp's students were failing. By 2008, she and her faculty had come to a singular answer: bad writing. Students' inability to ...

Media Veterans in Book Publishing Venture | Wall Street Journal

September 19, 2012

Atavist was founded by journalists Evan Ratliff and Nicholas Thompson, along with developer and Web designer Jefferson Rabb, in 2009 as a way of delivering long-form content in the digital age. It has since attracted investment from Silicon Valley ...

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Consumer Groups to Fight AT&T Facetime Restrictions | Reuters

September 19, 2012

Sarah Morris, policy counsel for the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute said the AT&T decision was a "direct contradiction" of FCC rules ...

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.” ...

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