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.

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 ...

Wikileaks Poses Legal Challenges for U.S. Prosecutors | Voice Of America

December 20, 2010

Rebecca MacKinnon, a senior fellow at Washington's public policy group the New America Foundation, says such behavior resembles the protective ...

Senators to Push Debt Debate in Next U.S. Congress | BusinessWeek

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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 ...

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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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. ...

Pain at the Pump: Will Rising Gas Prices Harm Economic Recovery? | KPCC

December 16, 2010


... Steve Proffitt talks with Lisa Maronelli, author of a book called Oil on the Brain. Maronelli says in just the past year, rising gasoline prices have cost Californians about a half billion dollars. ...

Has Al Qaida Targeted Christmas? | Stars and Stripes

December 16, 2010

Yes, says terrorism expert Peter Bergen, who noted that Islamic militants attacked churches on Dec. 24, 2000, in Indonesia. The year before, Abu Musab ...

Will the Fallout Shelter Make a Post-9/11 Comeback? | AOL News

December 16, 2010

The New York Times notes that New America Foundation fellow Peter Bergen has said the chances are "near zero for the foreseeable future. ...

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