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.

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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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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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, ...

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