New America in the News: 2010

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.

Net Neutrality, and a Conversation with Tim Wu | Marketplace

December 20, 2010


Wrong, says Tim Wu. The man who coined the term "net neutrality" says history is full of instructive examples of technology, innovation and regulation. ...

Warner, Chambliss fo Push Debate on Debt in Next U.S. Congress | Bloomberg

December 20, 2010

... to bring up the deficit at every single moment,” said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a watchdog group. ...

South African Kidney Patients Face Treatment Rationing | BBC News

December 20, 2010

As Dr Sheri Fink, of American Public Radio International's programme The World, reports from Cape Town, this means medical professionals have to make life ...

Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Come Back? | Slate

December 20, 2010

Fred Kaplan called out John McCain for his stubborn refusal to support the repeal of DADT. Aside from special permission to reenlist, fired gay soldiers ...

Afghan War Just a Slice of U.S. Coverage | The New York Times

December 19, 2010

... At the same time, there are pockets of noteworthy coverage, including by national newspapers, the CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes” and the AfPak Channel, a Web site from Foreign Policy magazine and the New America Foundation. ...

Net-Neutrality Battle Peaks | San Jose Mercury News

December 19, 2010

But critics such as Sascha Meinrath, an Internet expert at the New America Foundation think tank, said the process "makes a mockery" of Genachowski's pledge ...

Ars Book Review: "The Master Switch" by Tim Wu | Ars Technica

December 19, 2010

Tim Wu, the Columbia law professor who coined the term "network neutrality" almost a decade ago, argues that information industries inevitably go through alternating periods of open and closed. If past is prologue, Wu argues, today's open Internet will become tomorrow's walled garden. ...

Analysis: Tax Deal Offers Slim Hopes on Cutting U.S. Deficit | Reuters

December 17, 2010

Otherwise, he sends some very disturbing signals," said Maya MacGuineas, fiscal policy director at the New America Foundation think tank. ...

Schwarzenegger's Legacy | KQED - San Francisco

December 17, 2010


Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger leaves office January 3rd of next year, clearing the way for the swearing in of Governor-elect Jerry Brown. Joe Mathews, Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation, weighs in.

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Hurley Buys Back Savingforcollege.Com from Bankrate.Com | The Wall Street Journal

December 17, 2010

"Joe has been an important voice in the college savings industry," said Jackie Williams, director of the college-savings initiative at the New America ...

In Debate Over Deficit, Sen. Chambliss Taking a Lead Role | Atlanta Journal-Constitution

December 17, 2010

"Quite honestly I think this is the group that may save the situation," said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, ...

Locals Rue Price to Pay for Role in U.S. Intervention | Inter Press Service

December 17, 2010

But the Washington DC-based policy institute New America Foundation (NAF), estimates the figure to be between 1290 and 1985 out of which only 32 were "high-value targets". NAF, though, says about 1,400 of those killed by the attacks were militants. ...

Cheaper by the Dozen | The Wall Street Journal

December 17, 2010

Exactly how the MIC (as we might abbreviate it) operates is the avowed subject of William Hartung's "Prophets of War," a scathing portrait of Lockheed Martin, America's largest defense contractor. ...

Columbia U. vs. the Little Guy | New York Post

December 17, 2010

In this case, the government lacks even the weak excuse that the change will boost tax revenues, since -- as Megan McArdle of The Atlantic Monthly pointed ...

Are All Jihadis Working for Al Qaeda? | KPCC - Southern California

December 17, 2010


Brian Fishman joins The Madeleine Brand Show from the New America Foundation to discuss a new report that casts al Qaeda against other jihadist.

Obama Signs Tax Package, Clearing Way for Tax Breaks, Bigger Paychecks -- And More Federal Debt | Atlanta Journal-Constitution

December 17, 2010

"Nobody should kid themselves into thinking this is the best stimulus we can get," said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible ...

Pakistan Deaths Prompt Questions Over U.S. Drone Use | Channel 4 News

December 16, 2010

Figures published on the New America Foundation website, based on reports by "reliable media organizations", show an escalation in drone attacks and ...

5 Things the Afghan War Review Didn't Say | NPR

December 16, 2010

... "It's very military-focused and doesn't fundamentally deal with these broader issues of a sustainable political resolution down the road," says Steve Clemons, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation. ...

Fewer Earmarks Could Give President More Cash to Dole Out | Greenville News

December 16, 2010

... public liaison for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a nonpartisan fiscal group whose board includes former congressmen and federal budget ...

When Even Allies Seem Like Adversaries | The New York Times

December 16, 2010

By keeping his troop withdrawal plans vague on Thursday, he avoided a fight he does not need to have just yet, said Steve Clemons of the New America Foundation, a research organization here. ...

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