New America in the News: 2009

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.

Settlements "Moratorium" Still Short of Freeze | IPS News

November 25, 2009
'Borders of 67' is the language that anyone who is talking about a genuine two-state solution is looking for," Daniel Levy, director of the Middle East Task Force at the New America Foundation and a former Israeli peace negotiator, told IPS. ... Original Article

Pakistan Determined to Fight Taliban, Retired General Says | CNN.com

November 25, 2009

The New America Foundation's Peter Bergen, who has co-authored a study on U.S. drone attacks, said they are the least bad option that exists because the U.S. military cannot invade the Pakistani tribal areas where many of the militants are based.

Bergen, who also is CNN's national security analyst, said there was tremendous pushback from the Pakistanis when U.S. special forces crossed the border during the previous Bush administration.

"Drone attacks are really the only tool in the toolkit that is possible," Bergen said.

US Mammogram Battles Are the Start of Fights to Come | New Scientist

November 25, 2009

Doctors should involve patients in decision-making and present evidence in a digestible form, says Shannon Brownlee, a health-policy specialist at the New ...

How Health Overhaul Might Impact Premiums | 89.3 KPCC

November 25, 2009

... to coordinate care, and a tax on high-cost insurance, says economist Len Nichols of the centrist New America Foundation, a think tank in Washington. ...

China and the U.S. | Economist

November 25, 2009

It is hard to improve on this statement of Christina Larson, from Foreign Policy, so I won't try: "China is paradoxically home to some of the blackest rivers and greenest ambitions on the planet, but it also has the world’s best and worst record on global warming." ... Original Article

Evidence Points to the Cure | News & Observer

November 25, 2009

Shannon Brownlee of the New America Foundation believes our failure to step back and reassess fundamental treatment premises is expensive and harmful to the ...

Local Investment Firm Taking its Fight for Changes to the Bank | Chicago Tribune

November 24, 2009

Nice assist: Ellen Seidman, executive vice president of national policy and partnership development at Chicago-based ShoreBank Corp., is on the advisory ...

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California's Beleaguered Budget | KQED

November 24, 2009

The four-month-old California state budget is already out of balance by at least $6.3 billion, according to the nonpartisan California Legislative Analyst. This hour, we take up California's fiscal outlook. Mark Paul interviews with KQED. ... Original Audio

Obama's New Push for Preschool for At-Risk Children | NewsChannel5.com

November 24, 2009

But the big investments haven't necessarily been done within a meaningful framework, says Sara Mead, a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation ...

Skeptics Doubt Mexican Data on Military Abuses | Washington Post

November 23, 2009

"I think the Americans are beginning to understand the magnitude of what is happening in Mexico and who they are in bed with," said Jorge Castaneda, ...

ReidCare Remix | Slate

November 19, 2009
Len Nichols, the economist who dreamed up this "level playing field" variation on the public option, says CBO's wrong—the public option won't charge higher ...

Where's the Clean Energy? | The Nation.

November 19, 2009

"You can't really look at renewables in a vacuum, though," says Terry Tamminen, a climate change expert at the New America Foundation. ...

Panel Sees No Need for A-Bomb Upgrade | New York Times

November 19, 2009
Jeffrey G. Lewis, a nuclear specialist at the New America Foundation, a Washington research group, said in a blog posting that the report “should drive a ...

Mr. Level Playing Field

November 19, 2009
How did we not see this coming? Seeking an answer, I paid a visit to Len Nichols, director of health policy at the New America Foundation.
The public option was invented by Jacob Hacker, a political scientist at Yale (and former New America fellow), but the level-playing-field variation was dreamed up partly by Nichols, an economist. ... Original Article

Small Cable, Online Video Companies Warn of Anticompetition in Comcast, NBC Merger | Washington Post

November 19, 2009
That's when all worst things happen," said Tim Wu, a professor at the Columbia University School of Law who is writing a book that chronicles the history of ...

Where's the Clean Energy? | The Nation.

November 19, 2009
"You can't really look at renewables in a vacuum, though," says Terry Tamminen, a climate change expert at the New America Foundation. ...

Obama's New Push for Preschool for At-risk Children | Christian Science Monitor

November 19, 2009
But the big investments haven't necessarily been done within a meaningful framework, says Sara Mead, a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation ...

What's Inside Harry Reid's "Blended" Senate Health Care Reform Bill | Slate

November 19, 2009

Len Nichols, the economist who dreamed up this "level playing field" variation on the public option, says CBO's wrong—the public option won't charge higher ...

Panel Sees No Need for A-Bomb Upgrade | New York Times

November 19, 2009

Jeffrey G. Lewis, a nuclear specialist at the New America Foundation, a Washington research group, said in a blog posting that the report “should drive a ...

Report: Increasing Number Of Retired Military Officers Are Now Well-Paid Consultants | USA Today

November 18, 2009
"This setup invites abuse," says Janine Wedel, a George Mason University public policy professor and author of a forthcoming book ...
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