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.

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. ...

The Case for the Golden State | Globe and Mail

December 16, 2010

... Still, California is farther along than most states in preventing this. “We had our immigration fight a decade and a half ago,” explains Leif Haase, a California-based senior fellow at the New America Foundation. “Social relations here are probably better than in any other state.” ...

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Innovation: Fighting Monopolies | Nature

December 15, 2010

In his groundbreaking book, The Master Switch, Columbia University law professor Tim Wu weaves together these and other examples to examine how disruptive ...

Richard Holbrooke: The Man Who Faced Down Dictators | Globe and Mail

December 15, 2010

“He didn't merely court reporters; he stalked them,” Peter Beinart wrote Tuesday on The Daily Beast website. “And when they didn't write enough about him, ...

U.S. Rethinks Strategy for the Unthinkable | The New York Times

December 15, 2010

Peter Bergen, a fellow at the New America Foundation and New York University's Center on Law and Security, recently argued that the odds of any terrorist group obtaining a nuclear weapon are “near zero for the foreseeable future.” ...

In Bid to Break Taliban, U.S. Embraces More Firepower | Agence France Presse

December 15, 2010

... The CIA strikes have been steadily growing, with 108 attacks by drones in 2010, compared to 53 last year, in North Waziristan, where the Pakistan army has so far failed to extend an offensive against militants there, according to the New America Foundation. ...

Clinton Proposes Revamp of Diplomacy, Development | NPR

December 15, 2010
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Setback for Peace Process | Gulfnews

December 15, 2010

Robert Wright, a columnist for New York Times, pointed out that the current path the US president is taking, “involves Obama taking political heat every ...

What Does Health Care Ruling Mean for You? | Fox News

December 15, 2010

Panel, including Health Policy Program fellow Micah Weinberg, debates significance of federal judge's decision in Virginia.

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Heroic, Female and Muslim | The New York Times

December 15, 2010

An American freelance journalist, Eliza Griswold, visited Dr. Hawa's encampment in 2007 and 2008 and was stunned that an unarmed woman had managed to create ...

Holbrooke Death Comes at Key Point in Afghan Policy | NPR

December 14, 2010


Steve Coll, the president of the New America Foundation, says the role of SRAP under Holbrooke evolved over the past two years. ...

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Daily Briefing with Ian Masters | KPFK 90.7

December 14, 2010


Lisa Margonelli talks with KPFK 90.7 about the BP Oil spill and the large amount of money spent every day in gasoline ($32.5b last November).

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Al-Qaida May Have Lost Some Gloss, but it Has Not Been Beaten | The Guardian (London)

December 14, 2010

Peter Bergen, an al-Qaida expert at the New America Foundation, argues in Vanity Fair magazine: "Citizens in the west must come to understand – and their ...

Issa Criticizes Tax Deal, Seeks Permanent Breaks | International Business Times

December 14, 2010

... debt in the medium- and long term," Maya MacGuineas of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget said soon after the deal was announced last week. ...

At Issue with Ben Merens | Wisconsin Public Radio

December 14, 2010


Ben Merens and his guest Lisa Margonelli, an Irvine Fellow at the New America Foundation and the Director of its Energy Policy Initiative, discuss oil in 2010: its price fluctuations, U.S. oil consumption, and how oil prices impacted the U.S. economy in 2010.

Guest-Worker Program is Vital to U.S. | Arizona Republic

December 14, 2010

"In the not-so-distant future, the United States may well find itself competing for immigrants rather than building walls to keep them out," Phillip Longman writes in the magazine. ...

After Holbrooke, New Afghan Tests | Council on Foreign Relations

December 14, 2010

... essays for the magazine over the years. The Daily Beast's Peter Beinart looks at Holbrooke's special blend of superpower swagger and moral passion.

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