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Two Countries, Two Vastly Different Phone Bills

August 23, 2014
“The United States lacks meaningful competition in its cellular market sector, which leads to higher cell plan prices than a growing list of other countries,” said Sascha Meinrath, founder of the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation.

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Relief Official Urges Groups to Step Up Ebola Efforts | New York Times

  • By
  • Sheri Fink,
  • New America Foundation
August 19, 2014 |
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is “a complete disaster,” and health agencies do not yet grasp its scope, the president of the relief group Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday.
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Tracing Ebola’s Breakout to an African 2-Year-Old | New York Times

  • By
  • Sheri Fink,
  • New America Foundation
August 9, 2014 |
Patient Zero in the Ebola outbreak, researchers suspect, was a 2-year-old boy who died on Dec. 6, just a few days after falling ill in a village in Guéckédou, in southeastern Guinea. Bordering Sierra Leone and Liberia, Guéckédou is at the intersection of three nations, where the disease found an easy entry point to the region.
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U.S. Actions in Iraq Fueled Rise of a Rebel | New York Times

August 10, 2014

“He has credibility because he runs half of Iraq and half of Syria,” said Brian Fishman, a counterterrorism researcher at the New America Foundation.

Mr. Fishman called the text, “Che Guevara warmed over for jihadis.” 

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A Thawing in Iceland | New York Times

  • By
  • Daniel Kurtz-Phelan,
  • New America Foundation
August 1, 2014 |
Book review of Ken Adelman's Reagan at Reykjavik.

Israeli Self-Defense Does Not Permit Killing Civilians | New York Times

  • By
  • Daniel Levy,
  • New America Foundation
July 23, 2014 |
Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005; now Hamas is firing rockets at civilians; Israel has the right to self defense – the endlessly repeated question is “well, what would you do under such circumstances?”

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Microsoft’s Top Lawyer Is the Tech World’s Envoy | New York Times

July 20, 2014
“He brings a much more Washington sensibility to the West Coast than many of his peers,” said Anne-Marie Slaughter, a former State Department official who now runs the New America Foundation and attended Princeton University with Mr. Smith. “He recognizes the necessity of government engagement. Government is not just an entity for favors. It has to be part of the solution.”

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More on American Colleges’ Standing in the World | New York Times

  • By
  • Kevin Carey,
  • New America Foundation
July 7, 2014 |
Last week I wrote that, contrary to conventional wisdom, there is no reason to believe that American colleges are, on average, the best in the world. A number of people who responded, including several in letters to The Times, raised issues worth addressing more broadly.

What Tim Geithner Got Right

May 6, 2014

Mr. Geithner was right when he told Liaquat Ahamed in an interview published in the New Republic that “there is an ongoing political effort to legislate a weakening Dodd-Frank or block political appointees,” but he was wrong when he added, “That effort ...

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The Bane And The Boon Of For-Profit Colleges | New York Times

February 25, 2014

Ben Miller, an expert on education policy at the generally liberal New America Foundation, is sympathetic to the Education Department's effort but argues that the proposed rules don't directly address high dropout rates. And they would allow the ...

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