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The Face Of Collateral Damage | Salon

May 29, 2012

After a peak of 118 reported attacks in 2010, attacks declined to 70 in 2011, according to the New America Foundation in Washington. So far in 2012 there have been 14 drone attacks in Pakistan, the most recent coming on Monday in which eight people ...

U.S. Foreign Policy; Brought to You by ExxonMobil

  • By
  • Steve Coll,
  • New America Foundation
April 30, 2012 |

The greatest strategic challenge facing ExxonMobil Corp., the largest oil company in the world not owned by a state, is access to new oil reserves. Resource nationalism – the inclination of many Middle Eastern and other post-colonial governments to control their own oil – has locked the corporation out of many oil opportunities. This has led ExxonMobil to riskier political frontiers in Africa and Asia, countries where the government is too weak or corrupt to produce its own oil.

Protesters' Furious New Front | Salon

April 23, 2012

The Senate Education Committee and the New America Foundation conducted their own investigations, uncovering high-level conflicts of interest and revolving-door hiring between Sallie Mae and senior management at the Department of Education.

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Who's Buying Your TV Station? | Salon

March 29, 2012

So just go down to your nearest station, politely ask for the records, and then send the data online to the New America Foundation's Media Policy Initiative or to the organization of investigative journalists called ProPublica.

Iraq War Booster Urges Syria Intervention | Salon

February 29, 2012

Peter Beinart, in his final column as editor of the New Republic, wrote in regret that he supported the war primarily “because Kanan Makiya did.” Makiya was no academic advocate, however. He returned to Iraq to set up an NGO, and was an advisor to the ...

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Santorum's JFK Story Makes Me Want To Throw Up | Salon

February 27, 2012

As Dana Goldstein's recent attack on home-schooling in Slate reveals, the issue lays bare an intriguing split among progressives between the competing or complementary values of communal responsibility and individual freedom. Suffice it to say, ...

Rick Santorum's Home-School Hokum | Salon

February 26, 2012

As Dana Goldstein's recent attack on home-schooling in Slate reveals, the issue lays bare an intriguing split among progressives between the competing or complementary values of communal responsibility and individual freedom. Suffice it to say, ...

A Birth-Control Compromise Could Divide The Right | Salon

February 10, 2012

“We consider [birth control] an elective drug,” the bishops' spokesman told The Daily Beast's Dana Goldstein last summer, before the guidelines to fully cover contraception were adopted. “Married women can practice periodic abstinence.

The Media Consensus on Israel Is Collapsing | Salon

December 21, 2011

Peter Beinart, also of Newsweek/Daily Beast, inspired headlines with his critique of the “Failure of the American Jewish Establishment.” He has a forthcoming book sure to get a lot of attention called The Crisis of Zionism. Former New York Observer ...

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Amazon, the Tax Bully

  • By
  • Maggie Severns,
  • New America Foundation
December 1, 2011 |

Paul Misener, the vice president for global public policy at Amazon.com, appeared before members of Congress Wednesday to urge it to pass a proposed bill that would require online retailers — including Amazon itself — to collect state sales tax on the goods they sell through their websites.

“Congress should help address the states’ budget shortfalls without spending federal funds, by authorizing the states to require collection of the billions of revenue dollars already owed,” Misener said.

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