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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.

KSU Would Rank 17th If Bcs Was Based On Academics | NTV

December 12, 2012

That's according to the nonpartisan New America Foundation think tank. It released its sixth annual BCS Academic Bowl rankings. The foundation examines graduation rate and academic progress data collected by the NCAA for the top 25 teams in the BCS ...

The Mass Torture Of Drone Strikes | The Washington Times

December 12, 2012

Peter Bergen, CNN's national security analyst, writes that in Pakistan alone, President Obama has authorized over 283 drone strikes, six times more than President George W. Bush in his eight years in office. Forget waterboarding, a drone strike is mass ...

Stop Blaming Single Mothers | The American Prospect

December 12, 2012

In this, Kristof echoes another male journalist, Jason DeParle, who wrote a lengthy feature for The New York Times Magazine that posited that the only real solution to the economic woes of working class mothers is a wedding ring. DeParle compared the ...

Debate Over The Benefits Of Routine Mammograms | The Diane Rehm Show

December 12, 2012

It’s been generally accepted that early breast cancer detection and treatment can improve a patient's prognosis. For decades women have been advised to get an annual mammogram starting at age 40, and now there’s 3-D mammography which can improve chances of spotting something suspicious. 3-D mammography can also reduce the number of women who need to be called call-back for a follow up test, but some say widespread routine screening is leading to unnecessary treatment: Please join us to discuss the benefits and consequences of regular mammograms.

Be Wary of Video Games’ Educational Promises | New York Times

December 12, 2012

“These are great opportunities for helping children make connections between the learning in the game and the learning they are doing in the physical world,” said Lisa Guernsey, a director of the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation and one of the authors of the report.

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Column-The Perversity Of Student Debt: James Saft | Reuters

December 11, 2012

"If left unchanged, the program is set to provide huge financial windfalls to people who, far from being needy, are among the most financially well-off graduates in today's job market," according to the study authored by Jason Delisle and Alex Holt ...

Hillary Dominates 2016 Chatter In Washington | New York Times

December 11, 2012

“It is very hard to overstate the impact that a Hillary Clinton presidency would have in fundamentally altering expectations for women around the world,” said Steven Clemons, an expert on international affairs and senior fellow at the New America ...

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Expert Discusses The Future Of Syria | C-SPAN

December 11, 2012

... municipal services and prepare for a post-Assad future. Additional participants included: Ilhan Tanir, Washington correspondent for the Turkish daily newspaper Vatan, and Leila Hilal, director of the Middle East Task Force at the New America ...

Is The New Osama Bin Laden Snuff Flick "Zero Dark Thirty" Pro-Torture? | Boing Boing

December 11, 2012

Peter Bergen at CNN: ""Zero Dark Thirty" is a great piece of filmmaking and does a valuable public service by raising difficult questions most Hollywood movies shy away from, but as of this writing, it seems that one of its central themes -- that ...

Islamists Gaining Ground In Syria | Voice Of America

December 11, 2012

I think that is a largely exaggerated fear,” says Leila Hilal, director of the Middle East Task Force at the New America Foundation. Hilal says al-Nusrah's leadership may subscribe to a hardline Islamist doctrine but that the make-up of its fighters is ...

Critics On Obama, 'Zero Dark Thirty' | Politico

December 11, 2012

As CNN's Peter Bergen notes, the president himself makes only one cameo. “The one time the president does appear in 'Zero Dark Thirty' is in a clip from a '60 Minutes' interview in which he criticizes the use of 'torture.' By this point in the film ...

Right Using 'Zero Dark Thirty's' Torture Scenes Against Obama | Eurweb.Com

December 11, 2012

The torture scene takes up about 30 minutes of the film's opening, according to CNN's National Security Analyst Peter Bergen, who wrote, “Obama's opposition to torture comes off as wrongheaded and prissy,” in the film. Jessica Chastain as CIA analyst ...

Elite Colleges Take To Web | Cleburne Times-Review

December 11, 2012

said Kevin Carey, an education analyst at the New America Foundation. "It doesn't surprise me that they're being deliberate about it. If they're putting their brand names behind this effort in a very public way, you absolutely want to mitigate against ...

Elite Colleges Join Edx, Free Online Higher Education Platform | Voxxi

December 11, 2012

said Kevin Carey, an education analyst at the New America Foundation. “It doesn't surprise me that they're being deliberate about it. If they're putting their brand names behind this effort in a very public way, you absolutely want to mitigate against ...

Osama Bin Laden: How The New Film 'Zero Dark Thirty' Has Reignited The Torture ... | Toronto Star

December 11, 2012

On Tuesday, Peter Bergen, one of two authors who have written about the CIA's hunt, lamented that the movie gives a “misleading picture” that coercive techniques were essential to the Al Qaeda leader's capture. And moviegoers are weighing in on social ...

Georgetown to Offer Free Online Courses | Washington Post

December 10, 2012

“The interesting question is, how good is the thing that’s free?” said Kevin Carey, an education analyst at the New America Foundation. “It doesn’t surprise me that they’re being deliberate about it. If they’re putting their brand names behind this effort in a very public way, you absolutely want to mitigate against the risk of people saying, ‘This is no good.’”

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Eu Mulling How To Dissuade Israel From Settlement Expansion | The Daily Star

December 10, 2012

"A change you may be able to identify in the last few days is the Americans not investing diplomatic capital in calling everyone else off (over Israel)," said Daniel Levy, Middle East director at the European Council on Foreign Relations think-tank ...

Elite Colleges Take To Web | Mankato Free Press

December 10, 2012

said Kevin Carey, an education analyst at the New America Foundation. "It doesn't surprise me that they're being deliberate about it. If they're putting their brand names behind this effort in a very public way, you absolutely want to mitigate against ...

What's At Stake For Special Education In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations | StateImpact Indiana

December 10, 2012

Jason Delisle, who heads the New America Foundation's Federal Education Budget Project, says these cuts would come on top of several tough years nationwide for state and local school revenues. Special education is “not going to be in a strong position ...

Latino Voters Will Drive 2013 Political Agenda | NBC Latino

December 10, 2012

Tamar Jacoby, president of ImmigrationWorks USA, a Republican who advocates for the need to tackle immigration reform, asked the panel whether the Republican party has a chance with Latino voters. “At the moment I think Latinos are hardcore Democratic ...

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