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New America in the News: 2014

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.

How Bad Can the Iraq Situation Get? An Expert Weighs In. | New Republic

June 24, 2014

An interview with Thomas E. Ricks.

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Washington and London Ignored Warnings about the ISIS Offensive in Iraq | The Daily Beast

June 24, 2014

Brian Fishman, a fellow with the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, sees the tie-up as being more indirect and Byzantine, noting there is a difference between “an explicit partnership or an implicit alignment of interests.” And he maintains that ...

Confronting Terrorism And Instability In The Middle East: The Common National ... | The Huffington Post

June 23, 2014

Iraq currently has a military of only a little over 270,000 personnel, practically without any air force. Its army has only 336 old tanks and 100 helicopters. The U.S. has yet to deliver the F-16 fighters that it has sold to Iraq. And Peter Bergen, a ...

NSA Granted Extension to Collect Bulk Phone Data | InfoWorld

June 23, 2014

The broader definition could allow for the use of broad selection terms such as a "zip code, an area code, the physical address of a particular email provider or financial institution, or the IP address of a web hosting service that hosts thousands of web sites," Kevin Bankston, policy director of the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute, wrote in May.

College Group Run for Profit Reaches Deal for U.S. Cash | The New York Times

June 23, 2014

“I find it disturbing that at a time when Corinthian is close to going out of business, they’re still going to allow new students to come to the ones they’re trying to sell,” said Stephen Burd, a senior policy analyst at the New America Foundation in Washington.

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Corinthian Colleges' Deal With U.S. May Result In Sold Campuses | The Los Angeles Times

June 23, 2014

"If you were to go looking for those with the most troubled history, Corinthian would very clearly be at the top of your list," said Ben Miller, a former policy advisor at the Department of Education who is a senior policy analyst with the New America ...

U.S. NSA Granted Extension to Collect Bulk Phone Data | PCWorld

June 22, 2014

The broader definition could allow for the use of broad selection terms such as a “zip code, an area code, the physical address of a particular email provider or financial institution, or the IP address of a web hosting service that hosts thousands of websites,” Kevin Bankston, policy director of the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, wrote in May.

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House Unexpectedly Votes to Stop Warrantless NSA Searches | RT

June 20, 2014

“Tonight's overwhelming vote to rein in the NSA's backdoor access to Americans' data signals widespread discontent amongst House members over how the USA Freedom Act was watered down by the House leadership in secret negotiations with the intelligence community,” Kevin Bankston, policy director at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute, said to the Daily Beast.

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Corinthian's Cloudy Future | Inside Higher Ed

June 20, 2014

Ben Miller is a senior policy analyst for the New America Foundation and a former department official. He said Corinthian is widely viewed as one of the most troubled of for-profit chains. For example, the attorneys general of California and ...

House Votes to Rein in NSA ‘Back Door’ Surveillance Powers | The Washington Post

June 20, 2014

Kevin Bankston, the policy director at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute praised the amendment's passage, calling it "heartening." He also said the success of the amendment signaled "widespread discontent amongst House members" over how the USA Freedom Act, a previous bill aimed at reining in NSA surveillance sponsored by Sensenbrenner, was "watered down" by the House leadership in concert with the intelligence community.

What Isil's English-Language Propaganda Tells U.S. About Its Goals | Al Jazeera America

June 20, 2014

"They've definitely learned that in order to maintain control over the long term, they need to provide actual governance to the local population, and they need to tell that story," said Brian Fishman, a counterterrorism research fellow at the New ...

U.S. House Votes to Limit NSA Spying | Mashable

June 20, 2014

"Tonight's overwhelming vote to rein in the NSA's backdoor access to Americans' data signals widespread discontent amongst House members over how the USA Freedom Act was watered down by the House leadership in secret negotiations with the intelligence community," Kevin Bankston, the policy director for the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute, said in a statement.

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One College Spun A $20k Tuition Hike As A Discount | Vox

June 20, 2014

What Cooper Union is doing is just a more brazen version of that. (Hat tip to the New America Foundation's Kevin Carey for pointing out the Cooper Union announcement on Twitter.) Further reading: What colleges don't want you to know about financial aid ...

House Votes to Defund NSA ‘Backdoor’ Searches | The Daily Beast

June 20, 2014

“Tonight's overwhelming vote to rein in the NSA's backdoor access to Americans' data signals widespread discontent amongst House members over how the USA FREEDOM Act was watered down by the House leadership in secret negotiations with the intelligence community,” said Kevin Bankston, policy director at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute.

Boehner: Terrorism Up Under Obama | CNN

June 20, 2014

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The Father Of Net Neutrality Wants to Fix New York Politics | Vox

June 19, 2014

Tim Wu was barely 30 years old when a concept he invented, network neutrality, became a central part of internet policy debates. Now, a decade later, he's not only trying to reinvent the concept for a changing internet, but he's seeking to transform ...

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