Looking for our new site?

New York Times

'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. ...

Len Nichols in The New York Times on Wal-mart's Health Care

November 13, 2007

For much of the last decade, the retailing behemoth Wal-Mart Stores has been associated with stingy health care as much as low prices.

Across the country, politicians and labor groups derided the company’s health plans for their high expense and bare-bones coverage. Two states, California and Maryland, even passed laws demanding, in effect, that the company spend more on employee health benefits.

“We want this giant to behave itself,” one Maryland legislator, Anne Healey, said at the time.

NYTimes.com Highlights Bloggingheads Video Featuring Mark Schmitt

November 8, 2007

Mark Schmitt, of the New America Foundation, and Megan McArdle, of The Atlantic, discuss whether vouchers are the answer to public education's problems. Please click here for a link to the video on NYTimes.com. For Schmitt andMcArdle's complete conversation, please follow this link to Bloggingheads.tv, where they also cover inequality, taxation, and gentrification.

Steve Clemons in the New York Times on China's New Global Role

October 7, 2007

As China’s influence continues to grow around the globe, many in Washington have expressed concern over whether this positively or negatively impacts the United States’ diplomatic efforts in regional flashpoints ranging from Iran to North Korea. The New York Times did an article highlighting the growing credibility gap the U.S. is experiencing due to lack of engagement. The following is an excerpt from it on China’s new global role:

Len Nichols in The New York Times on Generic Drug Pricing

September 21, 2007

...The use of generics has been promoted by Medicare, private employers and the pharmacy benefit managers that administer employee drug plans. Len Nichols, director of health policy for the New America Foundation, a Washington policy group, noted that many pharmacy benefit managers have encouraged the trend with tiered co-payments, allowing consumers to pay less if they choose the cheapest generic drugs and more for the most expensive name brands.

Syndicate content