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Big Drop In Drone Kills In Pakistan | New York Daily News

July 26, 2013

Only 16 drone strikes have been made in Pakistan in 2013, compared with a peak of 122 in 2010, 73 in 2011 and 48 in 2012, according to data from the New America Foundation, a U.S.-based think tank. The drone program may be under threat from public ...

City Council Weighing Bill That Gives Noncitizen Immigrants Right To Vote | New York Daily News

May 9, 2013

"Citizenship should mean something and it should have privileges you don't have when you haven't become a citizen yet," said the group's president, Tamar Jacoby. The Board of Elections said the noncitizen immigration bill would create a logistical ...

Yes, Hamas and Iran Are Still the Best of Friends | New York Daily News

December 4, 2012

A prime exemplar of this tendency is Robert Wright, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author of books about religion and evolutionary psychology who has lately taken to polemicizing about foreign policy. In a recent item for The Atlantic, where he is a ...


NYPD Oversight Will Keep Us Safe

  • By
  • Brian Fishman,
  • New America Foundation
April 3, 2012 |

New York City continues to face a real and persistent terrorist threat that demands a well-coordinated response from law enforcement agencies. But institutions that safeguard public safety cannot function effectively over the longrun without the confidence of the people they serve, and — following a series of revelations about aggressive NYPD monitoring of the city’s Muslim community — that is now in jeopardy.

Is the iPad Bad For Children? Experts Debate Merits of Kids Spending Too Much Time On Tablets, iPods

April 2, 2012

Lisa Guernsey, director of the Early Education Initiative at the New American Foundation, said that critics blaming devices like the iPad for child developmental problems should differentiate "between a cause and an association."

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The Right Rx for Better Health Care: Rise Up to Challenge the Industry's Lobbying Power

  • By
  • Shannon Brownlee,
  • New America Foundation
  • and Brian Klepper
March 29, 2012 |

Obamacare had its days in the Supreme Court this week, and the justices’ decision could have sweeping consequences for the individual mandate provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and maybe even for the fate of the law itself.

Yet whatever the court decides, we will still be stuck with a problem that this contentious law was not likely to solve on its own: an out of control health care industry that threatens the stability of the U.S. economy and the federal government’s ability to deal with our long-term debt.

Beating Al Qaeda in the Next 10 Years: Our Strategy Against Terror Must Evolve

  • By
  • Brian Fishman,
  • New America Foundation
October 7, 2011 |

Ten years to the day after American forces entered Afghanistan to hunt Al Qaeda, the United States faces a severely weakened but resilient foe. Osama Bin Laden is dead. The cleric who inspired many jihadists from his perch in Yemen, Anwar al-Awlaki, is too.

Some want to declare the fight against Al Qaeda over and done. We won, they say. Move on.

Wrong. The ugly reality is that Al Qaeda will be a lingering menace for years to come. The organization has been largely broken - but the ideology will continue to motivate people to kill.

Education Is the New Abortion: The Battle Over School Reform Has Turned ... | New York Daily News

June 30, 2011

Time contributor Amanda Ripley is a relative newcomer to education issues. "I spent my career writing about everything from abortion to terrorism to prisons, but none of these things compared to education," Ripley told me. "The nastiest emails I've ...

Osama Bin Laden Wasn't on Kidney Dialysis, Took Herbal Viagra While Living in ... | New York Daily News

May 8, 2011

According to Bin Laden biographer Peter Bergen, Bin Laden's first and second wives divorced him, and two more wives have not been heard of since the 2001 bombing of Afghanistan. A fifth wife had their marriage annulled in the 1990s.

No-Fly Zone, Assault on Libya's Moammar Khadafy Could Cost Coalition Forces, U.S. $1 Billion | New York Daily News

March 23, 2011

William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation, told the Huffington Post that the potential $1 billion is a "relatively modest sum" in the context of America's annual military spending, which tops $700 ...

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