New America in the News: 2008

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.

U.S. Arms Sales | World Politics Review

December 15, 2008
... Yemen and Colombia -- that routinely violate human rights, the nonpartisan think-tank, New America Foundation, said in a report released last week. ...

US Arms Sales Seen Booming in 2009 | Reuters

December 15, 2008
The New America Foundation, a nonprofit research group, has called on Obama, who will be sworn in January 20, and the new US Congress to consider ...

The Troubled Economy | NBC's Meet the Press

December 15, 2008
ERIC SCHMIDT: The correct thing for the government to do is to come in with a fair amount of money to get the--get business going again. If you're going to do that, seems to me that you should get a twofer. The president-elect has talked about this. Let's use that money to fix some of the problems that we have in the country--roads, bridges, schools, access to broadband. And maybe we can work on energy policy... LINK to Transcript
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So What Exactly Does a "Climate Czar" Do, Anyway? | Plenty Magazine

December 15, 2008
Former climate-policy aide to California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Terry Tamminen, who advised Obama’s environmental transition team and who was ...

Paying it Forward: A Look at the Looming National Debt | CQPolitics.com

December 14, 2008
Walker already had been working with the Concord Coalition, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and others to make the general public more aware ...

With Elections in February, Israel Searching for its Obama | McClatchy Washington Bureau

December 14, 2008
The problem in Israel, said former Israeli adviser Daniel Levy, is that the nation's voters are still largely driven by fear, whereas Obama's election was a ...

Senate Seat for Sale | Detroit Free Press

December 14, 2008
Christopher Hayes of The Nation magazine was interviewed on MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann show last week and pointed out what he called “the ...

President Obama's First 100 Days | Salon

December 14, 2008
Three experts share their opinions about what is likely to happen after Obama takes the oath of office. Steve Clemons is a senior fellow and director of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan public policy institute. ...

Responsible Homeownership | Washington Post

December 14, 2008
The New America Foundation holds a discussion on how to protect homeowners and guide policymakers. ...

With Elections in February, Israel Searching for Its Obama | The News and Observer

December 14, 2008
The problem in Israel, said former Israeli adviser Daniel Levy, is that the nation's voters are still largely driven by fear, whereas Obama's election was a ...

Sovereign Funds Not So Scary Now | The National Journal

December 13, 2008
One would be "hard-pressed to find a senator or congressman who wants to convene a hearing right now to make it harder for foreign capital to invest in the United States. There are bigger issues going on with the financial sector," said Doug Rediker, co-director of the Global Strategic Finance Initiative at the New America Foundation. Original article (subscription required)

Health Care Heavyweights | The American Prospect Online

December 12, 2008
"This is a way for Daschle to institutionalize his preeminence," says Len Nichols, director of the New America Foundation's Health Policy Program, "so when he's on the Hill, he's speaking for health reform. It's a reaction to the Clinton structure and shows the world he's in the White House on a daily basis." Original article

Billings Clinic CEO Backs Effort | Billings Gazette

December 12, 2008
Also participating in the group is the New America Foundation, a nonprofit public-policy institute. The Foundation, headquartered in Washington, D.C., says its goal is to bring "new voices and new ideas to the fore of our nation's public discourse." Original article

Climate Concern Defines Energy Dept. Pick | CBS News

December 12, 2008
"He is one of the few guys I know in academia who also has a practical and commercial side," said Terry Tamminen, an energy and environment expert and ...

Health CEOs Join Forces for Health Care Overhaul | CQHeathBeat

December 12, 2008
The New America Foundation announced Thursday the creation of Health CEOs for Health Reform, HC4HR, a coalition of four health care groups focused on overhauling the nation’s health care system...Original article (subscription required)

The War Dividend | In These Times

December 12, 2008
“It’s sort of like trying to play chicken with the new administration,” says William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New ...

Hillary's Baptism of Fire | Ya Libnan

December 12, 2008
Steve Clemons, a director at the New America Foundation, says: "Clinton will be playing on a three-level chess board. There's the international economic ...

A Huge Health-Care Task for Daschle | The Philadelphia Inquirer

December 12, 2008
"One really big difference from the early '90s - there's a whole lot more humility going around," said Len Nichols, director of the Health Policy Program at the New America Foundation, a centrist group in Washington. "What's amazing is how aligned the stars seem to be in making health reform a top priority in the new Congress." Original article

Coaches for a Game of Money | New York Times

December 12, 2008
You can read books,” said Karen Murrell, a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation, a nonprofit policy research organization in Washington. ...

No. 1 in Arms Peddling | Newsday

December 12, 2008
The United States peddled $32 billion in weapons in 2007 according to The New America Foundation, a nonpartisan, nonprofit public policy institute. ...
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