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The Radical Center: The History of an Idea | The New York Times

April 14, 2010

At a time when politics has become an almost ­minute-by-minute spectacle, political thinkers who try to discern a sweeping interpretive pattern in current events or to predict where those events may be heading are likely to find their work evaluated in terms dismayingly like those applied to candidates and strategists. One wrong guess, or an abrupt change in the political weather, can make even an illuminating political book seem as irrelevant as a bungled campaign.

Steve Coll Named Next President of New America Foundation

July 23, 2007

The Board of Directors of the New America Foundation announced today the appointment of Steve Coll as the Foundation’s next President & CEO. Coll will succeed New America’s founding President & CEO, Ted Halstead, who will remain on New America’s Board.

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Washington Post Reports on Steve Coll, Next New America President

July 23, 2007

Steve Coll, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former managing editor of The Washington Post, will become the new chief of a Washington think tank, officials said last night.

Coll, 48, will become president and chief executive of the New America Foundation, taking over in mid-September from Ted Halstead. His appointment will be announced today.

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New York Times Highlights Steve Coll, Incoming New America President

July 23, 2007

Steve Coll, whose résumé as a journalist includes two Pulitzer Prizes, a stint as managing editor of The Washington Post and a job as a staff writer at The New Yorker, is now ready to try his hand at something else: a Washington public policy institute.

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U.S. Must Warm to Energy Efficiency

  • By
  • Ted Halstead,
  • New America Foundation
  • and Diana Farrell, director, McKinsey Global Institute
June 22, 2007 |

Between record petrol prices at home, growing geopolitical instability abroad and mounting concern over climate change, the case for fundamental energy reform has never been stronger. Yet the U.S. energy debate remains disproportionately focused on the supply side: how to secure future supplies and finance alternative sources. Too often ignored is the other -- and far more cost-effective -- alternative: how Americans can use the energy they consume more efficiently.

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Voice of America Reports on New America's Ten Big Ideas Event

February 3, 2007

U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton, a Democrat from New York, and Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, were the keynote speakers at a conference this week unveiling a number of radical ideas meant to inspire change in U.S. policy on areas such as health care, climate change, and energy efficiency. Both senators, who say they are good friends despite political differences, said they believe the country needs courage and compromise to make the radical changes they say are needed to solve some long-standing problems. VOA's Marissa Melton reports from Washington.

Myrtle Beach Sun Times Profiles New America's Ten Big Ideas Event

January 28, 2007

WASHINGTON - Over the last few years, Sens. Lindsey Graham and Hillary Clinton have become a Capitol Hill odd couple, working across party lines on issues such as their mutual support for invading Iraq and their shared concern over vanishing manufacturing jobs and inadequate health care for military reservists.

The Financial Times Quotes Ted Halstead on State of the Union Address

January 24, 2007

Although it had been billed as one of the most important speeches of his presidency, there were few signs on Wednesday that George W. Bush’s State of the Union address had succeeded in stemming the rapid haemorrhaging of his authority.

A number of leading Democrats, including Barack Obama, a front-runner for the 2008 presidential campaign, evinced cautious welcomes for Mr Bush’s modest proposals to address global warming and healthcare reform.

Sacramento Bee Focuses on Schwarzenegger's Embrace of New America Health Proposal

January 3, 2007

When Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wanted to build public support for his eagerly awaited health care overhaul, he turned to a study by the New America Foundation.

The report, released recently by the nonpartisan [New America Foundation], concluded that the average family in California pays a $1,200 "hidden tax" to subsidize health care for the uninsured.

A Homestead Act for the Twenty-First Century

  • By
  • Ted Halstead,
  • New America Foundation
February 3, 2006 |

The United States owes much of its status as the first mass middle-class society to enlightened social policy designed to broaden asset ownership. To this day, a quarter of all adult Americans enjoy a legacy of asset ownership traceable to the Homestead Act of 1862, which awarded 60 acres of land in the American West to families who lived on the land for five years. Likewise, the GI Bill, the Federal Housing Administration, and mortgage deduction policies paved the way for one of the highest home-ownership rates in the world.

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