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NSA Phone Record Collection Does Little to Prevent Terrorist Attacks, Group Says | Washington Post

January 12, 2014

... surveillance programs, but that they don't sufficiently understand or widely share the information they already possess that was derived from conventional law enforcement and intelligence techniques,” said the report, whose principal author is ...

Google Project Shows How Gettysburg Address Evolved | Washington Post

November 19, 2013

“We don't know which he used when he delivered it,” said Matthew Pinsker, a history professor at Dickinson College who specializes in Civil War history and directs the college's House Divided Project. The White House, Library of Congress, Cornell ...

Gap Between Those Who Use Internet and Those Who Don’t is Widening | Washington Post

November 13, 2013

Seeta Peña Gangadharan, a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, described “intergenerational interactions between seniors who were timid and concerned about going online” and younger relatives. Seniors often rely on grandchildren to assist them, she says, then realize they need to learn how to use the technology themselves when those family members move away.

The Price of Internet is Too High | Washington Post

October 28, 2013

In American cities like New York, you can buy a 500 Mbps connection that's 58 times faster than the U.S. average. Here's the catch: It'll cost you $300 a month, according to the New America Foundation's Cost of Connectivity report. In Amsterdam, however, the same connection can be had for around $86.

The same discrepancies hold when you move down the speed ladder, said New America's Nick Russo.

Obama Proposes College-Rating System That Could Increase Affordability | The Washington Post

August 22, 2013

Amy Laitinen, an analyst with the New America Foundation who served in the Obama Education Department, said possible flaws in a federal rating system are outweighed by the public interest in containing prices. “What we have now is not working,” she said. “The idea that we would keep the status quo because the alternative is less than perfect is crazy.”

Everything You Need to Know About Obama's Higher Ed Plan | Washington Post

August 22, 2013

... fully finance public colleges and universities, or by implementing a state-federal revenue sharing program, like existed from the Nixon administration until the Reagan administration. Michael Lind at New America has proposed bringing that program ...


U.S. Embassy in Yemen Has Reopened | Washington Post

August 20, 2013

... al-Qaeda, and a Yemen-based affiliate, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The United States has launched 22 drone strikes against alleged terrorist targets in Yemen this year, according to a tally by the New America Foundation, including eight ...

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