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.

Does Supporting Ryan Budget Plan Mean Charlie Bass Wants Seniors To Pay ... | PolitiFact

October 31, 2012

Nevertheless, choices about spending and taxes are not entirely unrelated, given the imbalance in the federal budget in recent years and the significant debt that is building up, said Maya MacGuineas, president of the bipartisan Committee for a ...

Striking Out Against Homework Burden | Your Ottawa Region

October 31, 2012

And as author Annie Murphy Paul noted in The New York Times last year, “the quantity of students' homework is a lot less important than its quality.” True. And perhaps this is why I don't necessarily support an all-out ban on homework. I've witnessed ...

Yeshivas Score Huge Pell Grant Windfall | Forward

October 31, 2012

Stephen Burd, a senior policy analyst with the New America Foundation's education policy program, said the Obama administration has tried to curb abuse by introducing regulations that assess whether colleges provide “gainful employment” to their students.

The Case Against Romney: At Heart, He's A Delusional One-Percenter | New York Magazine

October 31, 2012

Gabriel Sherman first documented this phenomenon in his fantastic 2009 profile in this magazine, “The Wail of the 1%,” which described how the financial elite had come to see themselves as persecuted, largely faultless targets of Obama and their greedy ...

Fix The Debt, Destroy The Recovery | The American Prospect

October 30, 2012

The only difference between the “Fix the Debt” campaign and a dozen kindred efforts such as the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, the Pew-Peterson Commission, the Concord Coalition, and Bowles-Simpson Redux is that this one is funded and ...

China Bloqueia Acesso ao Site do NYTimes | Observatorio Da Imprensa

October 30, 2012

Rebecca MacKinnon, professora especializada em liberdade de expressão e questões de privacidade na internet na Fundação New America – um grupo não-partidário com sede em Washington –, disse que a interrupção de acesso à internet na China era ...

Northwest to Host 'Red vs. Blue' Debate | Carthage Press

October 30, 2012

Jonah Goldberg, a conservative columnist and New York Times best-selling author, and Peter Beinart, a former editor at the liberal-leaning New Republic, will face off Monday, Nov. 5, during "Red vs. Bue: What the 2012 Election Means for You." ...

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Peter Bergen On 'Manhunt' For Osama Bin Laden | Minnesota Public Radio

October 29, 2012

... SEALs to run past it and into his bedroom. Peter Bergen, director of the national security studies program at the New America Foundation and CNN national security analyst, will join The Daily Circuit Tuesday to discuss his book. VIDEO: Bergen on ...

What Lessons From Hurricane Sandy? | Christian Science Monitor

October 29, 2012

But behind that wise adaptation lies a more important response, as climate-change journalist Mark Hertsgaard points out in a recent book, “Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth.” He writes that “social context matters more than ...

Die Gewinner Des Futurezone-Quiz Stehen Fest | Futurezone

October 29, 2012

Wie heißt das Buch, in dem Jus-Professor und Medienexperte Tim Wu Informationsimperien vom Telefon bis hin zum Internet untersucht? The Master Switch. Wieviel Prozent der österreichischen Haushalte verfügen laut Statistik Austria über einen mobilen ...

New Obama Ad Repeats Old Distortions | Factcheck.Org

October 29, 2012

Marc Goldwein, senior policy director at the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, told Bloomberg News that such a plan “would require some deep cuts beyond what he specified and beyond what I think most people would imagine.” ...

Quer Um Bom Aluno? Então Fale, Fale E Fale | Destak

October 29, 2012

Os pais são mais importantes para o sucesso académico dos filhos do que todas as aulas juntas e mesmo do que todos os professores, escreve Annie Murphy Paul na revista Time, citando quatro estudos das universidades mais reputadas. Pais que se ...

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For Louie Palu, Photojournalist | McGill Reporter

October 29, 2012

He is currently a Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow with the New America Foundation. Palu will be participating in a panel discussion titled 'Conflict[ed] Reporting: War and Photojournalism in the Digital Age' on Nov. 2 at 4:30 p.m., at the McCord Museum. The ...

Obama's Deficit Plan Closer To What CEOs Favor | CNN

October 28, 2012

These individuals worked with the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and their Fix the Debt project to corral the CEOs' support. Become a fan of CNNOpinion. Stay up to date on the latest opinion, analysis and conversations through ...

Bank Accounts Key to Helping Needy Families | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

October 28, 2012

Last week, organizations ranging from the New America Foundation think tank to the U.S. Department of the Treasury met in St. Louis to develop strategies to reduce the number of people who are unbanked or underbanked, meaning they have an account but also use expensive financial services such as payday loans.

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Zoller Co-Chairs Ga.'Campaign To Fix The Debt' Chapter | Access North Georgia

October 27, 2012

“We are thrilled that the Campaign to Fix the Debt is involving so many Georgians at the grassroots level,” said Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, who is spearheading the Campaign. “In order to put our debt ...

Al Qaeda-Inspired Groups, Minus Goal Of Striking U.S. | New York Times

October 27, 2012

11,” said Brian Fishman, a research fellow in counterterrorism at the New America Foundation. “It's local jihadi groups focused on projects within their own countries, even if they sometimes maintain the rhetorical framework of Al Qaeda and its global ...

Presidential Election Renews Concerns About Pell Grants | Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 27, 2012

“Two candidates are making outrageous promises without anything to back them up,” said Jason Delisle, who directs the federal education budget project at the New America Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute. “Everyone says ...

Bin Laden Author Speaks At University Of Scranton | Scranton Times-Tribune

October 26, 2012

Peter Bergen didn't know what to expect when three armed men loaded him into a curtained van in the mountains of Afghanistan, blindfolded him and drove him up a dried-up riverbed to a mud hut in the middle of the night in 1997. What he got was an ...

Phoenix Reloads | Inside Higher Ed

October 26, 2012

"I wouldn't bet against them," says Steve Burd, a senior policy analyst at the New America Foundation and frequent critic of for-profits. Burd joined fellow skeptics about the industry as well as some financial analysts in praising Phoenix for making painful but proactive moves to reposition itself ...

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