New America in the News: 2012

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.

Cap on U.S. Tax Breaks Back on Table | Financial Times

November 14, 2012

As well as the White House plan, a cap on tax deductions could al

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Große Firewall : Totschweigen Ist Gold | Tagesspiegel

November 14, 2012

Diskussionen über Massenversammlungen schießen bei Sina Weibo immer wieder auf Nummer eins der am meisten gesuchten Themen. Die Medienexpertin Rebecca MacKinnon beschreibt das chinesische Internet als ein großes Vogelhaus. Der Käfig sei ...

Nach der Us-Wahl: "Die Regierung Versteht Netzwerk-Effekte Nicht" | Heise Newsticker

November 13, 2012

An der bisherigen Bilanz Barack Obamas insgesamt und speziell im Bereich der Kommunikationstechnik, des Urheberrechts und der Netz-Infrastruktur lässt Sascha Meinrath kein gutes Haar. "Was die Obama-Regierung erreicht hat, ist im Vergleich zu ihren ...

“Fiscal Cliff” Concerns Intensify | The Epoch Times

November 13, 2012

“It involves making real changes to the financial structure of entitlement programs, and reforming our tax code to curb special-interest loopholes and deductions,” Boehner said, speaking on the fiscal cliff. For economist Michael Lind, co-founder of ...

Images of Battle: MFAH's Striking War/Photography Kicks Off With a Dinner for Heavy Hitters | CultureMap Houston

November 13, 2012

... of the exhibition were curators Anne Wilkes Tucker, Will Michels and Natalie Zelt. Contributing photographers joining the tables included James Nachtwey, Don McCullin, Carolyn Cole, Louie Palu, Jim Goldberg, Susan Meiselas and Jonathan Torgovnik ...

"Massive Open Online Courses" (MOOCs) | WAMU

November 13, 2012

Popular college professors routinely lecture to hundreds of students at a time. But with the advent of online learning platforms, some academics today teach classes to tens of thousands of attentive students from around the world. Tech Tuesday examines "Massive Open Online Courses" -- or MOOCs -- and explores how these free online classes could change the economics of higher education and the nature of teaching.

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Economists Look For Ways To Avoid The "Fiscal Cliff" | C-Span

November 13, 2012

The New America Foundation's Economic Growth Program and Economists for Peace & Security co-host a panel discussion on ways to avoid going over the "fiscal cliff," featuring financial experts and political thinkers ... Michael Lind of New America Foundation moderates the discussion. ...

Fiscal Cliff Would Only Dent the Deficit | North Country Public Radio

November 13, 2012

"It's "a big, big, big, big, big number," says Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. But here's the thing — you'd be hard pressed to find a politician or economist or even deficit hawk like MacGuineas who thinks ...

Syria's New Opposition Coalition | France 24

November 13, 2012

... Bruno GIRODON. Video Journalist, Senior Correspondent - France 2, Barak BARFI. Middle East Independent Analyst, New America Foundation, Produced by François Picard, Anelise Borges, Mary Colombel ...

La Oposición Siria Se Reinventa | IPS

November 13, 2012

La recién creada Coalición Nacional de Fuerzas Revolucionarias y de Oposición "es sustancialmente diferente en varios sentidos", dijo a IPS la directora del Equipo de Tareas para Medio Oriente en la New America Foundation, Leila Hilal. "Sin embargo, la ...

The Administration's Biggest Challenge: The Office | Diplomatic Courier

November 13, 2012

Rosa Brooks published a scathing but insightful piece in Foreign Policy about how Obama's White House has mismanaged the foreign policy process. For her, President Obama's problem has not been a lack of vision so much as it has been the mundane ...

Privacy and Freedom of Expression Can't Always Coexist | FierceGovernmentIT

November 13, 2012

Tim Wu, a Columbia law professor, argued during the symposium that the impetus behind a strong 19th century philosophical emphasis on freedom of expression would in the 21st century lead to a greater emphasis on privacy. In the 19th century, people ...

Gender Wage Gap Continues, Especially When the Dinner Bill Comes | CBC.ca

November 13, 2012

But books like The End of Men by Atlantic writer Hanna Rosin and The Richer Sex by Liza Mundy take both great lengths and great pains to prove the point that women's economic power is growing. It's educated, upper-middle class women who are ...

Vote Will Test Gop's Post-Election Immigration Strategy | Roll Call

November 13, 2012

“This would be the first test,” said Tamar Jacoby, president and CEO of ImmigrationWorks USA, which advocates for immigration policy from a business perspective. “It's no longer just about STEM. This is now going to raise all of the issues around, 'Do ...

The Waiting Game | Daily Beast

November 13, 2012

Her fellow panelists, Khaled Elgindy, a fellow at Brookings, and Leila Hilal, director of New America Foundation's Middle East Task Force, were no less dire on Palestinian failures, but were more careful about, or maybe more weary of, radical solutions.

Obama-Congress Fiscal Deal Must Be Bipartisan, Budget Analyst Says | ExecutiveGov

November 12, 2012

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, told Washington bureau chief Kent Hoover the bipartisan deal needs to be in place for several years without one party trying to repeal it after it has been passed. Putting ...

Old-School Skills That Are Still Worth Learning | Technapex

November 12, 2012

Last week in Annie Murphy Paul's article in TIME, she explained the importance of practicing handwriting and other old-school skills many educators are quick to deem outdated. For example, Murphy tells the story of high school English teacher Suzanne ...

How the U.S. Can Avoid Falling Off the Fiscal Cliff | Financial Times

November 12, 2012

For instance, the Bowles-Simpson commission, which Mr Obama established, has proposed limiting tax preference benefits for upper-income households. Also, Martin Feldstein of Harvard University and Maya MacGuineas of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget ...

Groups Take to Airwaves to Warn Against 'Fiscal Cliff' | Marketplace.Org

November 12, 2012

It has big business backing, and it's headed by Maya MacGuineas. She says the ads are aimed at members of Congress. “We know that there are going to be hard choices involved," she says. "And we want to let them know, we have your back.” ...

Four Years After The Financial Bubble Burst, Banks Persist In Multiple 'One-Time' Write-Downs | Minyanville

November 12, 2012

... difficult and turbulent period ahead as we experience what he calls the 'me, here, and now' behavioral tendencies of the post-crash world.” —Sherle R. Schwenninger, Director, Economic Growth Program, New America Foundation Twitter: @Peter_Atwater ...

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