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Rising U.S. College Costs Get Scant Attention In Loan Rate Debate | Reuters

June 27, 2013

"What you see in the debate is people are grasping at this abstract concept of 'affordable,'" said Jason Delisle, director of the Federal Education Budget Project at the New America Foundation. "That's really hard to measure because that's different ...

Analysis: France And Britain Roll the Dice on Syria | Reuters

May 28, 2013

"I would call it a serious miscalculation," Daniel Levy, the head of the Middle East and North Africa program at the European Council on Foreign Relations in London, said of the Franco-British push that dismantled the EU arms embargo. "The risk is that ...

Pentagon To Take Over Some CIA Drone Operations : Sources | Reuters

May 20, 2013

Rosa Brooks, a New America Foundation fellow and Georgetown University law professor, said the problem with the targeted killing program was "an assertion by the executive branch that it has this essentially unconstrained and unreviewable power to kill ...

Pakistan Marks Democratic Milestone In Close-Fought Election | Reuters Canada

May 10, 2013

"The problems facing the new government will be immense, and this may be the last chance that the country's existing elites have to solve them," said Anatol Lieven, a professor at King's College, London, and author of a book on Pakistan. "If the lives ...

Social Security as Solution, Not Problem

  • By
  • Joshua Freedman,
  • New America Foundation
April 3, 2013 |

U.S. Student Loan Write-Offs Hit $3 Bln In 1st Two Months Of Year | Reuters

March 25, 2013

Groups such as the New America Foundation, a nonprofit public policy institute, have said the current student loan repayment system is too complicated for borrowers, and that an income-based repayment system could simplify the process. Some students ...

"Zero Dark Thirty" Entertaining But Inaccurate: Ex-CIA Agents | Reuters

January 25, 2013

In "Manhunt," the CIA search is juxtaposed with journalist Peter Bergen's own insight into al Qaeda. Bergen produced a CNN interview with bin Laden and correspondent Peter Arnett in 1997 that marked the first time the al Qaeda leader was profiled on U ...

Troops Gone, U.S. Increasingly Sidelined In Iraq | Reuters

December 20, 2012

"I don't know why we have been surprised," says Douglas Ollivant, a former U.S. Army officer then National Security Council director for Iraq under both George W. Bush and Barack Obama, now a senior fellow at the New America Institute. "Now Iraq is ...

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 ...

Why Congress Can't Deliberate

  • By
  • Lorelei Kelly,
  • New America Foundation
December 4, 2012 |

The new Congress next year will likely inherit high-stakes standoffs over many complicated issues, from financial credibility to immigration. Our elected leaders must be able to make difficult trade-offs and craft policies that reflect the best expert knowledge.

In its current dysfunctional state, however, Congress cannot have nuanced deliberations or make knowledgeable judgments. One big reason is that it no longer has the capacity to produce unbiased public-interest information.

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