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Money Alone Won't Make Men Better Parents | The New Republic

July 3, 2013

Marche and Graff are right that no man or woman without wealth is likely to come close to “having it all”—Anne-Marie Slaughter's now-famous term for balancing a rewarding career with a rewarding home life—without extensive government support. But ...

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Yes, Free Speech Is Big in Hong Kong—Because They Must Constantly Defend It

  • By
  • Emily Parker,
  • New America Foundation
June 10, 2013 |
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Terrorists or Misfits? The Tsarnaevs Were Both | The New Republic

May 8, 2013

This has led some to call the bombing “blowback” for American intervention in the Middle East and South Asia. Michael Lind argues that the Tsarnaevs might best be understood as “sincere Islamist revolutionaries, like the thousands of others who have ...

The Case for Less

  • By
  • Tim Wu,
  • New America Foundation
April 23, 2013 |
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JP Morgan Gets a Big Holiday Gift From the SEC

  • By
  • Lina Khan,
  • New America Foundation
December 31, 2012 |

In 1996, the world learned a Japanese firm had cornered the copper market. The company, Sumitomo, was fined $125 million for squeezing copper supplies and artificially inflating prices--at that point the largest penalty ever levied by a U.S. government agency. The Commodities Futures Trading Commission called the scheme “one of the most serious worldwide manipulations” of a commodity in decades. Last Monday, the Securities and Exchange Commission posted a decision that could effectively lead to a repeat of the Sumitomo corner, with one key difference: hoarding copper will now be legal.

The Strange History of the Birth Certificate

  • By
  • Liza Mundy,
  • New America Foundation
February 15, 2013 |

Recently, my mother unearthed my birth certificate and sent it to me. There, typed on a manual typewriter, were my name, the date and time of birth, the name of the hospital, and the names and race of both my parents. According to the certificate, I was not a twin or triplet, did not have siblings who died or were stillborn, had one sibling living. My mother did not live on a farm. In the section for “Father of Child,” there was a box for my dad’s occupation (“law student”) and another for his “kind of business or industry” (“University of Virginia”).

Why Republicans Aren’t Serious About Getting Rural Areas Online | The New Republic

August 28, 2012

“If the goal is to have ubiquitous mobile broadband at affordable prices, the carriers will never be able to meet that demand with more exclusively licensed spectrum,” says Michael Calabrese, who heads up the New America Foundation’s Wireless Future Project and helped compile the report. “One small junk band of spectrum that’s used for Wi-Fi is now carrying more data than al the wired broadband and commercial mobile broadband together.”

Joementum

  • By
  • Noam Scheiber,
  • New America Foundation
August 24, 2012 |

TYPICALLY AT this point on the political calendar, a sitting vice president scrupulously downplays his interest in ascending to the top job. The thought of course consumes him, but actually discussing it strikes him as breathtakingly gauche. Vice presidents as varied as Walter Mondale, George H.W. Bush, and Al Gore all gamely hewed to this script.

The Square and the Flair

  • By
  • Noam Scheiber,
  • New America Foundation
August 6, 2012 |

BEFORE HE EARNED his reputation as one of the best ad men in politics, before he wrote for several major television shows, and long before he became Mitt Romney’s top campaign strategist, Stuart Stevens found himself in Cameroon, face to face with a machine-gun-wielding soldier looking to shake him down. It was 1988, and a few weeks earlier, Stevens had deposited himself in the nearby Central African Republic to pick up a friend’s Land Rover and drive it back to France. But the trip was a disaster from the get-go. Local officials confiscated the car and refused to release it.

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