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The Obama Balance On Foreign Risks | The Philadelphia Inquirer

February 17, 2013

Our small group read and discussed Peter Bergen's fine account, Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden - From 9/11 to Abbottabad. Specter suggested that there was more to the president's decision to send in Navy SEALs (rather than bombing ...

Net Access Vs. Net Profits | The Philadelphia Inquirer

February 17, 2013

In his 2010 book, The Master Switch, Tim Wu told the history of American communications - wire, broadcast, mobile - as a 150-year cycle of ingenious new tools, whose quick popularity is exploited by empire-building monopolists, until the government ...


The Pulse: An Interrogator Left Out Of Film | The Philadelphia Inquirer

January 6, 2013

I asked Peter Bergen, the CNN national-security analyst and author of Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for bin Laden From 9/11 to Abbottabad, whether the movie mirrored the facts. Not only did Bergen once interview bin Laden, but he also was the only ...

Jeff Gelles: Leading The Charge For Internet Carrier Neutrality | The Philadelphia Inquirer

December 13, 2012

Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 3:01 AM. Columbia University law professor Tim Wu may have coined a phrase - "network neutrality" - that's become the cri de coeur for a generation of geeks and Internet evangelists. But maybe more than anyone, Wu ...


Obama's Policies Have Been A Declaration Of War On The Middle Class | The Philadelphia Inquirer

September 30, 2012

... the era that economist Michael Lind praises as "the glorious thirty years." The rising tide of these presidents' pro-family policies raised all boats in Philadelphia, black and white, through the formation of tens of thousands of new households ...

In 2010, Death Toll From Climate Change Estimated At 400000 | The Philadelphia Inquirer

September 28, 2012

As Mark Hertsgaard pointed out Thursday in The Daily Beast, “climate change continues to be the great unmentionable on Capitol Hill and the presidential campaign trail.” It was 50 years ago this week that scientist Rachel Carson published her classic ...

Consumer 12.0: Flight Costs, Measured in Monopoly Money | The Philadelphia Inquirer

May 6, 2012

But according to a report prepared for the New America Foundation by Phillip Longman and Lina Khan, the number of flights serving the airport has fallen by two-thirds, and an entire concourse stands empty.

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The Dangers of Deregulation | The Philadelphia Inquirer

April 6, 2012

As Phillip Longman and Lina Khan note in the March/April issue of the Washington Monthly, major heartland cities such as Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, St. Louis, and Minneapolis have lost much of their air service and endured skyrocketing fares. Major companies are moving their headquarters out of these cities, or not moving into them, as a result.

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Finding journalism's Future

  • By
  • Victor Pickard,
  • New America Foundation
April 11, 2012 |

This newspaper's parent company sold last week for $55 million, a staggering $460 million less than what it fetched in 2006. The plight of the company, which also owns the Daily News and Philly.com, reflects trends afflicting newspapers across the country, which continue to bleed revenue and jobs as readers and advertisers migrate to the Internet. It seems that advertising-fueled newspapers, nearly the last institutional bastion of journalism, are not sustainable.

Digital Divide Still Wide in Philadelphia | The Phildelphia Inquirer

March 29, 2012

On that last point, at least, he echoes the conclusions of analysts such as Greta Byrum of the New America Foundation's Open Technology Initiative, who convened Tuesday's meeting.

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