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A Crash Course in California Politics

  • By
  • Stephen Burd,
  • New America Foundation
January 21, 2014 |

On June 6, 2007, the California attorney general’s office was on the verge of suing Corinthian Colleges for intentionally and blatantly lying to prospective students about the company’s record of placing graduates into jobs. The AG’s complaint against the giant, publicly traded for-profit higher education company had been written, and a request prepared for a preliminary injunction to bar Corinthian from continuing to make false claims about its job placement rates.

That Harper's Essay Attacking Obama From The Left Is...

March 12, 2014

As New America's Michael Lind, a former neoconservative before he became a heterodox liberal in the early 1990s, told me, "many of the original neoconservatives were ex-Trotskyites. They knew you fight over your principles first, then purge from the ...

Anti-Authoritarianism in the Age of the Internet

January 4, 2014

Although I am not an enthusiastic user of the Internet, I recognize that its emergence has notably expanded free expression around the world and inflicted an almost-mortal blow to the censorship regimes that authoritarian governments rely upon to control information and thwart opponents. Emily Parker, a former journalist at the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, has convinced me of this in her upcoming book that reviews what the Internet and social media revolutions have meant for China, Cuba and Russia.

Drone Strikes Kill Innocent People. Why Is It So Hard To... | The New Republic

October 25, 2013

Under the direction of Peter Bergen, Director of NAF's National Security Studies Program, a team of researchers at the Washington DC-based think tank compiles data on drone strike casualties in Pakistan from 2004 to the present. In the organization's ...

Abolish Public Schools: Ron Paul's Education Proposal

  • By
  • Kevin Carey,
  • New America Foundation
September 15, 2013 |

Higher Education Has Bigger Problems Than Student Loans | The New Republic

July 31, 2013

Jason Delisle of the bipartisan New America Foundation, who wrote a proposal for fixing interest rates to Treasury Notes last year that influenced the plan now on the table, mentioned another reason: “Say rates do go up, and the interest rate exceeds ...

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