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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.

The State That Ate the National Mortgage Settlement | American Banker

December 27, 2012

"I certainly think it's problematic," said David Rothstein, who studies the foreclosure crisis for Policy Matters Ohio, a left-leaning policy research organization. "I don't think that people really anticipated that certain states would have that much larger a percentage of homeowners being helped."

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Bill Limiting Internet Usage Data Caps Could Signal Next Big Tech-Policy Battle | Bloomberg BNA

December 26, 2012

Benjamin Lennett, policy director of the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute, added that caps allow the nation's largest providers to “generate enormous profits and protect legacy business models from new services and innovators.” An FCC ...

The Year Of The 'War On Rumor' | Radio Free Asia

December 26, 2012

Internet censorship expert Rebecca MacKinnon said Chinese netizens were now finding themselves shut out of a growing international movement for online freedom. "2012 saw the emergence of a global movement for online freedom that governments and ...

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Women Made Gains In 2012 But Don't Declare Victory Just Yet | Toronto Star

December 26, 2012

Liza Mundy coined the word “breadwomen” in The Richer Sex: How the new Majority of Female Breadwinners is Transforming, Sex, Love and Family. In this country, The Canadian Press had already looked at the “dark side” of women's apparent success in ...

How Can We Best Measure College Success? | New York Times

December 25, 2012

10), Kevin Carey discusses the problem of establishing meaningful academic standards in higher education and the uses and misuses of credits and grading to assess academic accomplishment. An approach to solving this problem? Simply eliminate credit ...

Al-Qaida Is Shape-Shifting, Spreading, Not Dead | Jerusalem Post

December 24, 2012

At the Aspen Security Forum last summer, Peter Bergen, CNN's national security analyst and a director at the New America Foundation, gave a talk titled: “Time to Declare Victory: Al-Qaida Is Defeated.” Jennifer Rubin of The Washington Post brought this ...

Best And Worst BCS Football Teams Academically | CBS

December 24, 2012

At least that's according to the Academic BCS rankings released this month by the education policy team at the New America Foundation. Northern Illinois University, a school that most wouldn't associate with academic excellence, grabbed second place.

The Coming Drone Attack On America | Gulfnews

December 24, 2012

The New America Foundation's report on drone use in Pakistan noted that the Guardian had confirmed 193 children's deaths from drone attacks in seven years. It noted that for the deaths of ten militants, 1,400 civilians with no involvement in terrorism ...

How To Regulate Uber And Airbnb With Their Own Data | The Verge

December 23, 2012

Now Tim Wu, author of The Master Switch and recent On The Verge guest, has taken to the New York Times to put forward his solution. In short, he suggests that cities should require companies to provide apps which leverage the data they collect to ...

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'Zero Dark Thirty': Fact Or Fiction? | Los Angeles Wave Newspapers

December 23, 2012

'Zero Dark Thirty': Fact or fiction? Peter Bergen, David Edelstein and Howard Kurtz critique the new film on the mission that killed Osama bin Laden. youtube H1RYWHAHY3M. 'Zero Dark Thirty': Fact or fiction? read more. Peter Bergen, David Edelstein and ...

Italy's Interim PM Won't Stand Again | BBC World Service News Hour

December 23, 2012

Listen to the broadcast featuring Tara Maller here.

The Coming Drone Attack On America | The Nation

December 22, 2012

The New America Foundation's report on drone use in Pakistan noted that the Guardian had confirmed 193 children's deaths from drone attacks in seven years. It noted that for the deaths of ten militants, 1,400 civilians with no involvement in terrorism ...

Your Call (December 20th): How Far Have We Come In Fighting Global Warming In ... | KALW

December 22, 2012

Mark Hertsgaard, fellow of the New America Foundation; environment correspondent for The Nation; and author of HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth. Kirsten Schwind, co-founder of Bay Localize and author of the Community Resilience Toolkit ...

Taxing America | BBC

December 21, 2012

Owen Bennett-Jones takes a booth in a diner in New York City to address these questions with three expert commentators - tax historian Professor Joseph Thorndike, Dow Jones economics writer Kathleen Madigan and Michael Lind of the New America ...

Should The Government Regulate Isp Bandwidth Caps? | WebProNews

December 21, 2012

Wyden's proposed bill follows a report from the New America Foundation that found ISPs were not using data caps to manage congestion, but further increase revenues off of existing subscribers. These fraudulent data caps lead to less competition and ...

Senator Wants To Limit Broadband Data Caps | Techhive

December 21, 2012

Data caps serve "little purpose other than to raise the already high profit margins of broadband providers," Benjamin Lennett, policy director of the institute, said in a statement. The institute called U.S. policy makers to work for more broadband ...

Senator Wants To Limit Broadband Data Caps | Australian Techworld

December 21, 2012

Data caps serve "little purpose other than to raise the already high profit margins of broadband providers," Benjamin Lennett, policy director of the institute, said in a statement. The institute called U.S. policy makers to work for more broadband ...

Defining Learning Expectations | Inside Higher Ed

December 21, 2012

In a recent New York Times op-ed, Kevin Carey of the New America Foundation asked "Who Will Hold Colleges Accountable?" As a professor at Colorado College, and faculty chair of the AHA's Tuning Project, I can answer: we will. In a moment where college ...

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 ...

New Report Bashes Data Caps | Mediapost Communications

December 20, 2012

This week, a report from the New America Foundation gives more ammunition to those critics. The paper argues that data caps not only lack justification, but are harmful to consumers and hinder innovation. "Data caps encourage a climate of scarcity in ...

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