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Michael Dannenberg in NY Times | 'U.S. Ignores Finding on Lender'

January 26, 2008

U.S. Ignores Finding on Student Lender (The New York Times)

Michael Dannenberg, director of the education policy program at the New America Foundation in Washington, sharply criticized the department’s decision to seek less than the amount identified in the audit.

Ted Widmer in The New York Times | 'What Would Obama Say?'

January 20, 2008

What Would Obama Say? (New York Times)

Ted Widmer, a historian at Brown University said that Mr. Obama’s speeches “were perfect for getting to where he was early in the race, but I think now that we’re in a serious campaign, it would be helpful to hear more concrete proposals.”

“There’s more to governing, there’s more to being president, than speechwriting,” he added.


Steven Hill's NYT Letter to the Editor Regarding Krugman Column, Europe's Social Contract

January 11, 2008

Paul Krugman calls Europe the "comeback continent" because of its resurging economy, yet repeats another stereotype -- Americans pay less in taxes than Europeans. The situation actually is more complex.

For their taxes, Europeans receive many benefits for which most Americans must pay additional fees and payments out of pocket. Many Americans, if they have health care at all, are paying for escalating premiums and deductibles. Other Americans are saving $100,000 for each of their children's college education, yet European children attend for free or nearly free.

Sherle Schwenninger Quoted in NY Times | News Analysis on the Economy

January 8, 2008
The Debate Over How and How Long - News Analysis on the Economy (New York Times)
“It would mean much more of the stimulus actually goes to creating jobs,” said Sherle R. Schwenninger, head of the economic growth program at the New America Foundation...

'In NH, Bill Clinton Finds Less Spark' | Ted Widmer in NYTimes

January 7, 2008

In New Hampshire, Bill Clinton Is Finding Less Spark (New York Times)
At first it’s disorienting to see him anywhere that isn’t the center,” said Ted Widmer, a former speechwriter in the Clinton White House who is now a historian at Brown University. ....

NY Times: Shannon Brownlee's 'Overtreated' Is Economics Book of 2007

December 19, 2007

On the front of the New York Times business section today, economics columnist David Leonhardt names Bernard Schwartz Senior Fellow Shannon Brownlee’s book “Overtreated” as the best economics book of the year. Below is an excerpt from the article:

"...I’m going with Ms. Brownlee’s book [economics book of the year] because it’s the best description I have yet read of a huge economic problem that we know how to solve -- but is so often misunderstood.

Daniel Levy in The New York Times' Week in Review

December 16, 2007

If there is one thing that the past two weeks have shown, it’s that America is about to enter a new age of talk.

Even if there weren’t going to be an election next November that would usher in a new administration, the United States, under President Bush, would be entering a new age of talk. Seven years of President Bush’s Don’t-Talk-to-Evil policy are over, even under the helm of the administration that crafted it.

How to Defuse Iran?

  • By
  • Flynt Leverett,
  • New America Foundation
  • and Hillary Mann Leverett
December 11, 2007 |

In the wake of the new National Intelligence Estimate on Iran's nuclear program, Democrats and others are criticizing President Bush for again having "hyped" a nuclear weapons threat. This criticism, while deserved, does not address the critical policy question: What do we do now?

Steve Clemons in The New York Times on 'Losers' in Foreign Policy

December 8, 2007

For the Democratic presidential hopefuls on the campaign trail, this week has been like Christmas in, well, December, all gift-wrapped and delivered straight from Washington in the form of three foreign policy bombshells.

First, on Monday, came the National Intelligence Estimate, disclosing that Iran, contrary to the estimate released by the same group of government spies two years ago, is not making a nuclear weapon.

Daniel Levy in The New York Times on Annapolis Conference Outcomes

November 28, 2007

Daniel Levy was quoted in The New York Times' coverage of the Annapolis Conference that gathered Israeli and Palestinian leaders, including Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel and Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president. Daniel Levy's quote is below:

The Israeli and Palestinian leaders committed themselves on Tuesday to negotiate a peace treaty by the end of 2008, setting a deadline for ending a conflict that has endured for six decades. ...

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