New America in the News: 2012

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.

Reviewed In Brief: Escape Fire, Side By Side | Minneapolis Star Tribune

November 8, 2012

The status quo is a tangle of perverse economic incentives dictated by "a very big industry that doesn't want to stop making money," in the words of U.S. News and World Report medical journalist Shannon Brownlee. The better path, the assembled ...

Lessons From The Battle Of Benghazi | Evansville Courier & Press

November 8, 2012

Peter Bergen, a director of the New America Foundation and CNN's national security analyst, had been saying for months that al-Qaida was "defeated," a thesis endorsed by, among others, retired Lt. Col. Thomas Lynch III, a distinguished research fellow ...

Obama, Congress Need to Get Fast & Serious About Fiscal Cliff, Business Groups Say | The Business Journal

November 8, 2012

Now that the election is over, it's time for elected officials to tackle this problem, said campaign leader Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. They have to do something before Dec. 31; otherwise, taxes will go ...

The Coming Debt Battle | Salon

November 8, 2012

The combination of hysterical rhetoric, small armies of lobbyists and pundits, and the proliferation of billionaire-backed front groups with names like the “Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget” is not a novelty in Washington. It happens whenever ...

Merrill Lynch Warns Of Post-Election Double Whammy | Advisorone

November 8, 2012

“If no compromise is reached by the end of this year, the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget predicts that the nation could face a second recession from the combined spending cuts and tax increases,” the report said. “Federal Reserve ...

Obama Victory Infuriates Pakistani Drone Victims | Axis Of Logic

November 8, 2012

Editor's Note: In this Reuters report we are told that the New America Foundation policy institute (NAF) "estimates about 15 percent of those killed were non-militants, although that percentage has declined sharply to about 1-2 percent this year." and ...

Republicans Signal Openness to Deficit Deal Negotiations | BusinessWeek

November 8, 2012

“We really risk jeopardizing where we stand in the global economy by showing we can't govern,” said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a bipartisan Washington group that backs deficit reduction. MacGuineas's ...

'Fix The Debt' Launches Ad Blitz On Fiscal Cliff | National Journal

November 8, 2012

The 'Fix the Debt' campaign led by Maya MacGuineas, the president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, is seizing on the post-election political moment to kick off an advertising campaign designed to bring national attention to the perils ...

Who's In Charge? | Inside Higher Ed

November 8, 2012

“The president himself, not just his advisers, is very interested in the college cost and college outcomes issue,” said Amy Laitinen, deputy director for higher education at the New America Foundation and a former Education Department policy adviser ...

First News Briefs For November 8, 2012 | Wireless Week

November 8, 2012

The New America Foundation is wading into the 700 MHz interoperability debate. The director of the nonprofit's Wireless Future Project, Michael Calabrese, met with the a legal advisor to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski on Monday to urge the commission ...

54 Days To Fiscal Cliff -- Gop Faces Its Own Cliff: Demographic Disaster ... | Politico

November 8, 2012

--Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, tells us: “It's clearly going to be difficult -- and so many special interests are going to line up against any of the hard choices ...

Fiscal Cliff: What Is It? Can President Obama And Congress Avoid It? | WPTV

November 8, 2012

"It's too big, too quick, and focuses on the wrong parts of the budget," said Maya MacGuineas, who is spearheading the nonpartisan Campaign to Fix the Debt. Among the policies at issue: reductions in both defense and non-defense spending; the ...

Mr. Xi, Tear Down This Firewall!

November 8, 2012

The genius of what Internet researcher Rebecca MacKinnon calls China's "networked authoritarianism," however, is that it focuses on satisfying average users who don't need or want access to foreign sites, and relies on elf-censorship ...

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Republicans Signal Openness To Deficit Deal Without Budging | San Francisco Chronicle

November 8, 2012

“We really risk jeopardizing where we stand in the global economy by showing we can't govern,” said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a bipartisan Washington group that backs deficit reduction. MacGuineas's ...

Alan Simpson And Erskine Bowles Launch New Effort | Politico

November 8, 2012

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, said: “It's clearly going to be difficult — and so many special interests are going to line up against any of the hard choices that ...

Exhibit Takes a 'Sobering' Look at Afghan Mission | Ottawa Sun

November 7, 2012

Louie Palu, an award-winning documentary photographer, doesn't look away from life's suffering. He records it in the hope the images, which will outlast all of us, will inspire people to pay attention to what's happening in the world and to consider ...

Karl Rove Chastises Fox News For Calling Ohio For Obama | The Guardian (London)

November 7, 2012

FoxNews. — Gabriel Sherman (@gabrielsherman) November 7, 2012. What followed was truly bizarre: after Rove's fleck-marked objections, presenter Megyn Kelly goes to the Fox News decision desk to interrogate those statisticians responsible for the call.

Mitt Romney's Future | Forbes

November 7, 2012

More New America Foundation and Kauffman Foundation, less Brookings and AEI. Ideally, it should not be based in DC (perhaps New York, or Romney's adoptive hometown of Boston?). In this context, Mr Romney's ideological malleability would be an asset, ...

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Another Election-Night Victory: CNN Clocks Most Viewers In Cable News | Capital New York

November 7, 2012

... with the network's anchors and decision desk, which, like several other networks, projected that President Obama had taken Ohio, thus securing his second term. "[The episode] speaks for itself," a Fox News spokesperson told New York's Gabriel Sherman ...

Jason Burke: The Key Books on Muslim Extremism | The Guardian

November 7, 2012

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden by Stephen Coll. There are many great things about this fine investigative history ... Pakistan: A Hard Country by Anatol Lieven. This book generated a lot of controversy in Pakistan when it came out ... Manhunt: From 9/11 to Abbottabad - The Ten-year Search for Osama bin Laden by Peter Bergen. A useful, intelligent and reasonable account of how Osama bin Laden was found and killed ...

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