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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.

Tax Deal Pros and Cons | Nightly Business Report

December 14, 2010

... There's been a lot of talk about the size of the tax deal working its way through Congress. At $858 billion, it has tonight's commentator weighing the cost versus the ballooning U.S. deficit. Here's Maya Macguineas, director of the fiscal policy program at the New America Foundation. ...

World Pays Tribute to Richard 'The Bulldozer', Holbrooke | Daily News and Analysis (India)

December 14, 2010

“Holbrooke was a world-class negotiator and had a passion for South Asia and its future,” geopolitical analyst Kanpur-born Parag Khanna, who has coached ...

Amazon, Wikileaks and the Need for an Open Cloud | GigaOm

December 14, 2010

... As pointed out by Ethan Zuckerman and Rebecca MacKinnon — who created Global Voices Online while they were both affiliated with the Harvard Berkman Center for the Internet and Society — the Internet may seem like a giant open commons where we share our thoughts, ...

WikiLeaks Taps Power of the Press |

December 14, 2010

... Steve Coll, president of the New America Foundation and an author and a contributor to The New Yorker who has written extensively about Afghanistan, said that the durability of the WikiLeaks model remained an open question. ...

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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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FCC Commissioner: Net Neutrality Rules Should Cover Wireless | Ars Technica

December 13, 2010

Signed, The New America Foundation, The Future of Music Coalition, Mother Jones magazine, Common Cause, and The United Church of Christ's Office of ...

Pakistani Journalist Calls for Death Penalty for CIA Station Chief | Raw Story

December 13, 2010

According to the New America Foundation, an estimated 1290 to 1985 people have died in drone strikes in Pakistan since 2004. Of those, about three-quarters ...

Effort to Overhaul California Governance at a Crossroads | Sacramento Bee

December 13, 2010

Such piecemeal changes, however, have historically exacerbated problems rather than solved them, said Joe Mathews, who co-wrote a recent book, ...

Social Networks Grapple With Free Speech Issues | The Syracuse Post-Standard

December 13, 2010

Columbia University law professor Tim Wu told NPR that he believes Twitter is hypocritical because it allowed Iranian activists to plan political activities ...

Is Treason a Civic Duty? | Spiegel International

December 13, 2010

American journalist Steve Coll, who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his own exposés, rages against the activities of WikiLeaks, calling them "vandalism" ...

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Net Neutrality Solution: Christmas Miracle or Pipe Dream? | PC Magazine

December 13, 2010

Free Press, the New America Foundation, and the Media Access Project were among 80 groups that filed a letter with the FCC Friday that voiced concerns ...

Wikileaks, Rendition, and the CIA's Italian Job | Mother Jones

December 13, 2010

(Peter Bergen wrote about the case, and interviewed Abu Omar himself, for the March/April 2008 issue of Mother Jones.) Recently, I spoke to Steve Hendricks, ...

Veteran Diplomat Richard Holbrooke Dies | NPR

December 13, 2010


Steve Clemons, a senior fellow with the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, says it took Holbrooke's strong nature to work on the Bosnia negotiations. Clemons, who knew Holbrooke for about 15 years, says he was very ambitious and would bulldoze his way to results. ...

Corporations Are Drawn into Wikileaks Controversy | NPR

December 13, 2010


Tim Wu, a professor of law at Columbia University, thinks Twitter is hypocritical because it permitted Iranian activists to plan political activities on its ...

O'Brien: Wikileaks Cyberbattles Signal Rise of New Powers | San Jose Mercury News

December 12, 2010

Via e-mail, I asked Evgeny Morozov, author of "The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom" and a visiting scholar at Stanford University, ...

Book Review: 'Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires,' By Tim Wu | The Dallas Morning News

December 12, 2010

But according to Tim Wu, a policy advocate and professor at Columbia University, we've been here before. America since the Civil War has witnessed a number ...

Business Bookshelf: The Master Switch | Minneapolis Star Tribune

December 12, 2010

In Tim Wu's view, new information technologies follow a predictable pattern that he ominously terms "the Cycle." First, the technology emerges, "bright with ...

Is the Internet Due for a Takeover? | Salon

December 12, 2010

Tim Wu's "The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires" has been out for a few weeks now and has already become one of those books that prognosticators and opinionators feel obliged to respond to. ...

The Divided States of America | The Portland Press Herald

December 12, 2010

In "California Crack-Up: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It," also published in 2010, Joe Mathews and Mark Paul argue that the Golden ...

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