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.

Deficit Hawks Find Tax-Cut Deal 'Exasperating' | CNNMoney

December 8, 2010

It's utterly exasperating," said Maya MacGuineas, president of the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget in a statement. ...

Wikileaks Ditched by Mastercard, Visa. Who's Next? | Christian Science Monitor

December 7, 2010

In a column on CNN.com, journalist Rebecca MacKinnon recently argued that in the "internet age, public discourse increasingly depends on digital spaces ...

Concern Spreads About Tax Cut Deal's $900 Billion Addition to Deficit And Debt | The Daily Caller

December 7, 2010

“This feels more than a bit surreal,” said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. “On the heels of the work of the ...

Experts Split on Tax-Cut Deal | The Washington Times

December 7, 2010

The prospect of further exploding the deficit is "utterly exasperating," said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, ...

Beyond Taxes, the Solutions to Reduce Deficit | Marketplace

December 7, 2010


Maya MacGuineas heads the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. She says the next Congress should tackle the tax code but also Social Security and ...

Wikileaks, Julian Assange, and the Dark Side of Internet Freedom | Christian Science Monitor

December 7, 2010

Evgeny Morozov discusses the implications of WikiLeaks on open vs. closed societies, the paradox of attacking state power, and the future of Internet ...

Chamber Hosts Health Reform Summit | Colorado Springs Gazette

December 7, 2010

The summit's keynote speaker was Leif Haase, a senior fellow in the health policy program at the New America Foundation think tank, who painted a supportive ...

U.S. Drops Bid to Sway Israel on Settlements | The New York Times

December 7, 2010

“If it encourages that more comprehensive review, then it's not a bad thing,” said Daniel Levy, a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation. ...

Freedom of the Wikipress | Portfolio.com

December 7, 2010

Recently, there's been an onslaught of hostility, with Pulitzer-winner Steve Coll saying in the New Yorker that the WikiLeaks revelations are less important ...

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NPR and PBS — This Time It's the Fight of Their Lives | The Wrap

December 6, 2010

... “All media is being asked to reinvent itself -- and that includes public media,” Tom Glaisyer, a Knight Media Policy Fellow at the New America Foundation, told TheWrap. “Their heart is and should be in producing quality public media, but there’s been a lack of comfort with making the kind of argument in favor of what they offer that needs to be made.” ...

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Guilty in Health Court | The Washington Times

December 6, 2010

In addition to the presidential commission report on Dec. 3, health-court endorsements came on Sept. 30 from the New America Foundation's Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, on Oct. 13 from Esquire Magazine's comprehensive Commission to Balance the ...

Borderline Views: Supporting Israel in the UK | Jerusalem Post

December 6, 2010

Davis made these comments in a conversation with Peter Beinart at an open meeting a couple of weeks ago. Beinart had previously published an article in the ...

The Game of Monopoly | Publishers Weekly

December 6, 2010

... Yes, says "net neutrality" defender Tim Wu, who argues in his timely new book, The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, that we now stand at the edge of a historical slippery slope, a step away from a slide into another period of major corporate dominance, ...

William McKenzie: Maybe Markets Will Force Congress' Hands | Dallas Morning News

December 6, 2010

They deserve the praise that groups like the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget heaped on them, calling them "fiscal heroes. ...

Parsing the Deficit Reduction Plans | Center for American Progress

December 6, 2010

The plan offered by the New America Foundation's Maya MacGuineas and William Galston, for example, would cut tax expenditures by about $140 billion (with ...

Op-Ed: Count on Envy to Drive the U.S. Economy | NPR

December 6, 2010


Gordon Gekko had it all wrong, says Los Angeles Times columnist Gregory Rodriguez. It's not greed that's good, it's envy. Rodriguez argues that while envy ...

Struggle for Consensus on Federal Budget Strategy | The Washington Post

December 6, 2010

... to reassure credit markets is an incredibly challenging task," said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. ...

Be a Budget-Cutter Too | The Los Angeles Times

December 5, 2010

I used one designed by a bipartisan think tank, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. The website, http://www.crfb.org/stabilizethedebt, offers everyone a chance to decide what spending should be cut and what taxes should be raised to curb the federal deficit and bring the public debt under control. ...

Expanding Government Won’t Fix the California Crackup | The San Francisco Examiner

December 5, 2010

Last month, Joe Mathews and Mark Paul of the New America Foundation came to Sacramento to promote their new book, “California Crackup: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It.” Few if any in the audience at the UC Center Sacramento took issue with the “crackup” part. ...

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When Control Crushes Innovation | The Washington Post

December 5, 2010

... This story is usually told as a tale of political hardball. But Tim Wu, a law professor at Columbia and author of "The Master Switch," my pick for economics book of the year, sees it as "a crucial parable for communications policymakers" and an example of "the kind of political advantage a discriminatory network can confer." ...

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